A Year of Engaged Dharma

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A Year of Engaged Dharma

Lamont Dharma House Hugh Byrne Kristin Barker

Hugh Byrne and Kristin Barker

4/9/2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Lamont Dharma House, (1719 Lamont St., NW, Washington, DC, 20010) (Map It)

The Year of Engaged Dharma, September 2017-September 2018, is now accepting registrations.


April 2017-April 2018

Monthly on Sunday afternoons, 2-5 p.m.

April 9; May 14; June 4; July 9; September 10; October 1; November 5; and December 3.

Meetings will be held for program participants from 2-3:30 p.m. and then will be followed by a talk, meditation and discussion open to the broader community from 3:45 to 5 p.m.

Applications (click Registration button, below) are due by midnight, Sunday, March 12.

IMCW is organizing a yearlong group to explore and practice bringing Dharma teachings and practices into engagement in the world at this challenging time—when cherished rights and freedoms are under threat and vulnerable individuals and communities under attack.

This is an opportunity for a group of 30 participants to support each other in bringing the "inner" practices of mindfulness, self-compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity, wise speech and action and other teachings and practices into active engagement to help alleviate suffering.

Meeting and working together as a group will help build resilience for the long haul, support us all in our individual engagement and provide opportunities for joint action on projects of shared interest—whether we are working to aid vulnerable individuals or communities threatened with exclusion or deportation; working for racial justice, civil and human rights, or support for our planet; or learning to have difficult conversations with family members across the political divide.

The group will meet monthly sharing experiences and exploring how our spiritual practice can support us in engaging wisely, compassionately, and effectively in the world.

Teachers: Hugh Byrne, an IMCW guiding teacher, will be the lead teacher for the program, working closely with Kristin Barker, IMCW Board Member and Director of One Earth Sangha, and organizers associated with All Souls/Church of the Holy City sangha and the Lamont Dharma House.

Retreat Manager: For more information, please contact Kathleen “Kaughtlane” Gless.



Program cost: The cost of the program is $300-400 (sliding scale--the larger amount will support scholarships), payable following application and acceptance into the program.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please click the "Contact Us" button below before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

Refund policy: Refunds are available until the second meeting of this program; $35 of the registration fee is non-refundable. If you contact the retreat manager by clicking the "Contact Us" button below, the balance of your registration will be refunded. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks. If you cancel less than three weeks before your retreat begins, your full payment is forfeited.

Late Application: Online applications will close at 12 a.m. Monday, March 13 (midnight on Sunday). To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings (email button, below).



(No payment until accepted to program):$0.00

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