River Road Unitarian (6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD, 20817) (Map It
Compassion for All Beings: Loving Life with a Plant-Based Diet
How can you align your diet with your love for animals and our precious earth?
In this era of environmental degradation, factory farming and overconsumption, it is clear we can’t separate our own health from the health of the world.
Join three dynamic speakers who will explore what compassion-based eating means for your body, your heart, human society and the planet.
We will end with a wonderful vegan food-tasting and time to socialize with other two-legged earthlings.
Tara Brach on “Widening the Circles of Compassion”
Mark Tercek on "Why I’m Hopeful"
Brenda Sanders on “Building Community Through Compassion”
Moderated by Jonathan Foust
This is a large gathering of approximately 250-300 people.
This evening is offered freely to all so no one interested will be denied access. Your donation will help support Dharma Voices for Animals and One Earth Sangha.
What is Dana?
ASL (American Sign Language)-interpreting can be arranged once each month at this class. Please email IMCW at least 3 weeks in advance if you are interested in ASL interpreting.
This venue is accessible to those with mobility impairments.
Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend IMCW classes. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear.
Please see Tara's class page for guest teachers and topics, and cancellations.
Learn more about the Wednesday night class.
What to expect at a meditation class.
To: Metrobus T2 (12 min. trip) from Friendship Heights Bus Bay J at 6:45 or 7:15 p.m. to River Rd. & Whittier stop
From: Metrobus T2 (10 min. trip) from River Rd. & Winston stop at 9:05, 9:35 or 10:35 p.m.
At the beginning of each class we ask who needs a ride and match with a back to a Metro stop (or sometimes home, if the driving class member is able).
Parking: 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!