4/1/2021 7:00 PM -
(ET/U.S. and Canada) at
Online, Zoom (Virtual) (
Thursdays, April 1-May 20.
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 daylong 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 guided meditations provided for personal use of students
Thursday, April 1 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Thursday, April 8 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM
Thursday, April 15 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM
Thursday, April 22 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM
Thursday, April 29 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM
Thursday, May 6 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM
Thursday, May 13 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM
Sunday, May 16 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 20 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
"What Is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?" by Shell Fischer
Find more ongoing classes.
Registration, Scholarships, Cancellations
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 two weeks before the start of the event, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 2 weeks before the beginning of the event. It may take 5-7 days for the refund to show in your account.
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.
IMCW aspires to create a safe, supportive community. We welcome everyone with an interest in meditation, regardless of identity, orientation or background.