1/9/2020 7:00 PM -
IMCW Center for Mindful Living (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Upper floor, Tenleytown, Washington DC, 20016) (
Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This special introductory class is being offered for anyone interested in learning more about the upcoming 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshops. Our next 8-week MBSR course begins on January 23.
In this introductory class you will learn about some of the principles of mindfulness, explore how mindfulness might assist in stress reduction, and practice both formal and informal mindfulness meditation.
IMCW's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program in the Washington, DC area that assists people who want to learn to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress, medical and psychological conditions, and promote healthy living.
The classes are modeled after the ones offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 30-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News, and hundreds of newspapers and magazine articles. In February 2014 it was featured on the cover of Time Magazine.
This course is suitable for both beginning meditators (no meditation experience required) and for experienced meditators looking to deepen their practice and understanding of mindfulness.
The course schedule consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long workshop. This highly participatory, practical course includes:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching
- Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
- Daily home practice, including guided meditations
- Six meditation practice CDs (also available in mp3 format) and a home practice manual
Participants attending the class should bring comfortable clothing, layers for adjusting to the temperature, and pillows for comfort. Chairs, meditation cushions, yoga mats and blankets will be provided.
I have been able to apply and integrate the learning from the class in my day-to-day life. It has brought a sense of calm, peace, and kindness that gives me the confidence of dealing with life’s challenges.
The class gave my daughter and me a common space to learn to grow, to focus, to relax, and to improve our approach to stressful situations.
"What Is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?" by Shell Fischer
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This venue is not accessible to those with mobility impairments. Stairs lead to the second floor room.
Parking and Public Transportation
This venue has plenty of parking and is accessible by public transportation. It is about 3 blocks north of the Tenleytown Red Line Metro stop.
IMCW Retreats and Workshops
IMCW retreats and workshops offer instruction in Buddhist meditation and talks on the awakening of our natural insight, love and wisdom. While the meditation practices derive from the Buddhist tradition, they are universal in orientation and address spiritual themes of concern to all contemplative traditions.
A workshop is not primarily silent (talking may be allowed during breaks and lunch) and may be focused on a special topic, such as applying meditation to relationships, emotional healing or physical well-being. Workshops may include a variety of formats, including different reflections and exercises and the sharing of experiences.
Registration, Scholarships, Cancellations
$10 fee will be refunded if you register for the 8-Week MBSR course starting January 23, 2020.
Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the retreat manager before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.
IMCW Refund Policy
If you cancel more than three weeks before the start of the class series, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 3 weeks before the beginning of the class series. There is no refund for classes you do not attend. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks.
Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings.