River Road Unitarian, (6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD, 20817) (Map It
Insight meditation cultivates our natural wisdom and compassion. Meditation practice develops concentration, which allows us to calm and steady the mind. This class includes 1/2 hour of Vipassana meditation instruction and guided meditation followed by an hour-long dharma talk. This is a large gathering of approximately 250-300 people.
No registration is necessary.
ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreting up to once per month can be requested for this class at least 3 weeks in advance. Please email IMCW, if you are interested.
Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend IMCW classes. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear.
Guest Teachers and Cancellations
|May 8, 2019
|May 22, 2019
||"What’s Beyond Mindfulness: Waking Up to This Precious Life"
|June 26, 2019
||Oren Jay Sofer
||“Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication”
|September 25, 2019
||Mindfulness and Intimacy
|October 30, 2019
|December 18, 2019
||Special Solstice class: Meditation, dharma, chanting, candles
|December 25, 2019
|January 1, 2020
|January 8, 2020
||3 Refuges Class
||The three classic refuges of Buddha (awareness), Dharma (truth) and Sangha (loving relatedness) are each expressions of our deepest essence. This class reflects on the refuges and includes guided meditations and a closing "red thread" ritual that helps us remember the pathway home in our daily life.
Learn more about the Wednesday night class.
Learn more about our ongoing classes
What is Dana?
Class manager: Glen Harrison
Getting to/from RRUUC
At the beginning of each class we ask who needs a ride and match them with a ride back to a Metro stop (or sometimes home, if the driving class member is able).
From: Metrobus T2 (12 min. trip) from Friendship Heights Metro Bus Bay J at 6:45 or 7:15 p.m. to River Rd. & Whittier stop.
To: Metrobus T2 (10 min. trip) from River Rd. & Winston stop at 9:05, 9:35 or 10:35 p.m.
From: Ride On bus 29 (16 min. trip) from Bethesda Metro Bus Bay E at 6:40 or 7:10 pm to Whittier & Highboro Dr. stop.
Please try out this ridesharing website if you can offer a ride or if you need a ride: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/9og52q
There are approximately 100 parking slots in the RRUUC parking areas and overflow may park legally on the street. Please honor the marked accessible parking spaces, please do not park in reserved parking spaces, do not park in wooded areas outside of defined spaces, do not park in designated fire lanes, and do not block neighbor's driveways (leave 5 feet on each side). Thank you!