Drop-in Class

Willow Street Yoga Center Catherine Brousseau Deborah Ratner Helzer Luisa Montero-Diaz Vicki Goodman Peggy O'Kane

Catherine Brousseau, Deborah Ratner Helzer, Luisa Montero-Diaz, Vicki Goodman and Peggy O'Kane

Weekly  at  Willow Street Yoga Center (6930 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD, 20912) (Map It)

PLEASE NOTE: The front doors are locked at 7:30 p.m. to comply with Willow Street's guidelines. This class is held on the first floor of the building.

Insight meditation cultivates our natural wisdom and compassion. Meditation practice develops concentration, which allows us to calm and steady the mind. 

Meditation begins with a brief optional chant, followed by a half hour guided meditation and dharma talk. We usually end with time for questions and sharing. Our diverse group of teachers is united by a love of finding practical wisdom for our daily lives within the traditional Buddhist teachings.

We aspire to create a safe, supportive community, and welcome everyone with an interest in meditation, regardless of identity, orientation or background. Join us for a “first Sunday” of the month, when all are invited to stay after class to share a cup of tea, meet and chat.

We meet almost every week of the year, except for weather emergencies and some major holidays (see the schedule below). No registration is necessary for any of our classes, and newcomers are always welcome. 

 

Date

Teacher

Topic

Dec 1

Jeff

Dhammapada: Chapter 3 – Mind

Dec 8

Peggy

Dhammapada: Chapter 17 – Anger

Dec 15

Vicki

Dhammapada: Chapter 11 – Old Age

Dec 22

Luisa

Bringing Compassion to the Table

Dec 29

 

CLASS CANCELED

 

Schedule 2020

Date

Teacher

Topic

Jan 5

Catherine and  Vicki

Check-in 

Jan 12

Peggy

1st Noble Truth:  Reality of Suffering

Jan 19

Jane

2nd Noble Truth:  Cause of Suffering

Jan 26

Jeff

3rd Noble Truth:  Cessation of Suffering

Feb 2

Luisa

4th Noble Truth:  Wise View

Feb 9

Carole

4th Noble Truth:  Wise Intention

Feb 16

Catherine

4th Noble Truth:  Wise Speech

Feb 23

Debbie

4th Noble Truth:  Wise Action

Mar 1

Peggy

4th Noble Truth:  Wise Livelihood

Mar 8

Catherine

4th Noble Truth:  Wise Effort

Mar 15

Vicki

4th Noble Truth:  Wise Mindfulness

Mar 22

Luisa

4th Noble Truth:  Wise Concentration

Mar 29

Debbie

Dhammapada

Apr 5

Luisa

Dhammapada

Apr 12

Vicki

Dhammapada

Apr 19

Catherine

Dhammapada

Apr 26

Jane

Dhammapada

 

 

Location

Chairs, yoga blankets and bolsters are available in the studio, or bring your own sitting gear.

This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.

Willow Street Yoga is located in downtown Takoma Park, Maryland, just inside the DC line in the Takoma Business Center (at 10 stories, the tallest building around), across from CVS. It is accessible by car or Ride-on buses.

Metro

Take the Red Line to the Takoma Station. After exiting the station, walk straight ahead, continuing on Carroll Avenue. Go two blocks to 6930 Carroll Avenue (on the left).

These teachings are given freely, with the opportunity to offer voluntary donations, or dana to support the teacher and class expenses. A donation (dana) of $10-15 is suggested for IMCW classes, but all are welcome, regardless of their ability to pay.

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