Mindful Engagement 2020

Hugh Byrne IMCW Center for Mindful Living

Hugh Byrne

5/31/2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  at  IMCW Center for Mindful Living (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Upper floor, Tenleytown, Washington DC, 20016) (Map It)

This class meets 4th Sundays, monthly, except where noted. (See "Cancellations", below.) It does not meet in July or August.

Mindfulness, compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity, and other dharma practices are a powerful and needed medicine for the challenging times we are living in. These qualities of heart help us meet our difficult mind states and emotions in a balanced way, allowing us to hold all we are experiencing with kindness and without judgment.

These practices also provide support to engage wisely and compassionately with the suffering of the world, strengthening our resilience as we work for justice, peace, and a sustainable future.

As we move towards the 2020 elections, we will need our practice and our support of each other more than ever. To help us meet our experience skillfully and engage in wise action in this period, we’re offering a monthly group meeting—"Mindful Engagement 2020: Bringing our Practice into the World".

The three main focuses and objectives of the monthly meetings will be:

To deepen dharma skills and practices—mindfulness, self-compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity, wise speech, wise action, and others—to respond to all that is arising within us and in the world in these times;

To support our active engagement in working for justice, peace, and a more compassionate and sustainable world—for example, through engagement in the 2020 electoral process, supporting vulnerable individuals and communities under attack, working for compassionate immigration policies, gun safety, and other forms of engagement.

To provide a venue for community/sangha to be together to support one another and break down the illusion of separation that can easily arise in difficult times.

Newcomers are always welcome. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

This venue is not accessible to those with mobility impairments. It is on the 2nd floor, with no elevator.

Find more ongoing classes.

Sunday, December 15  
2020-- 4th Sundays, monthly except where noted  
Sunday, May 31 5th Sunday
July Class Canceled
August Class Canceled
Sunday, November 8 Last class

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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Parking

Parking is available in the neighborhood.

Metro/Bus

This venue is 3 blocks north of the Tenleytown Red Line Metro, and is accessible by bus.

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