Class series: Deepening in the Dharma

Class series: Deepening in the Dharma

Kaira Jewel Lingo Lamont Dharma House

Kaira Jewel Lingo

2/28/2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM at Lamont Dharma House, (1719 Lamont St., NW, Washington, DC, 20010) (Map It)

Tuesdays, February 28-May 30

This course will be an opportunity to deepen in Buddhist practice in community, and interwoven with daily life. The course will include instruction on meditation techniques, including vipassana and metta meditation, as well as reflections on Buddhist ethics, such as generosity, patience, honesty and Right Effort. Teachings will be grounded in the exploration of how we can practically apply the techniques in our daily lives and will involve embodied, creative and interactive practices at times done alone, in pairs and in small groups.

The course will draw from various Buddhist traditions, including the Theravada traditions and the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. This group is not an introduction to meditation and is appropriate for those who have some experience practicing meditation (at least one year).

People of color, LGBTIQ, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Class Format: Classes will begin with a 30 minute sit, and include a teaching/reading, interactive exercises and time for discussion. Every other session will be guided by Kaira Jewel, and the other Tuesdays will be peer-hosted and will build on themes previously introduced by Kaira Jewel. To nurture a strong practice and collective energy, students are encouraged to attend each session.

On the Tuesdays with Kaira Jewel, there will be time for two 15-minute private interviews from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Each participant will have the opportunity to schedule at least one private interview.

Meditation: Participants--especially those who live nearby--will also be welcomed to volunteer to lead one meditation session per week at the Lamont Dharma House (mornings and evenings). This will help support and deepen our daily meditation practice in community.

This facility is not handicapped accessible.


Learn more about our ongoing classes.

Series manager: Kathleen Gless



Fee: Base $200, Mid $300, Sponsor $375

After you have registered we will send you a questionnaire so that we can better adapt the course content to the interests of participants

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.

Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the Sunday before the series begins. To request late registration, please email the class series manager to check if there are still openings.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the series manager before registering. Please apply early as funds are limited. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form.

Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please email the class series manager with your request at least three weeks before the event. 


This event is co-sponsored by IMCW and Lamont Dharma House.




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