Class: Takoma Park

Class: Takoma Park

Willow Street Yoga Center Luisa Montero-Diaz Deborah Ratner Helzer Carl Skooglund Catherine Brousseau Alicia Bazán-Jiménez

Luisa Montero-Diaz, Deborah Ratner Helzer, Carl Skooglund, Catherine Brousseau and Alicia Bazán-Jiménez

1/14/2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Willow Street Yoga Center, (6930 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD, 20912) (Map It)

PLEASE NOTE: The front doors are locked at 7:30 p.m. to comply with Willow Street's guidelines.

Insight meditation cultivates our natural wisdom and compassion. Meditation practice develops concentration, which allows us to calm and steady the mind. 

Class begins with a brief optional chant, followed by a half hour guided meditation and dharma talk. We usually end with time for questions and sharing. Our diverse group of teachers is united by a love of finding practical wisdom for our daily lives within the traditional Buddhist teachings.

We aspire to create a safe, supportive community, and welcome everyone with an interest in meditation, regardless of identity, orientation or background. Join us for a “first Sunday” of the month, when all are invited to stay after class to share a cup of tea, meet and chat.

We meet almost every week of the year, except for weather emergencies and some major holidays (see the schedule below). No registration is necessary for any of our classes, and newcomers are always welcome. In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are considered so precious as to be priceless. Thus they 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.

Chairs, yoga blankets and bolsters are available in the studio, or bring your own sitting gear. 

Click on the menu Teachers page for teacher biographies, events and (where available) talks.

Learn more about our ongoing classes

What is Dana?

 

Teachers and Topics

Date

Teacher

Topic

Mar 4

Catherine

Our Debt to 4 Monks

Mar 11

Luisa

Topic of choice

Mar 18

Alicia

Topic of choice

Mar 25

Carl

Topic of choice

Apr 1

Jane

Topic of choice

Apr 8

Catherine

Check-in

Apr 15

Luisa

Topic of choice

Apr 22

Alicia

Topic of choice

Apr 29

B. Rahula

Topic of choice

May 6

Carl

Marks of existence: Nothing is permanent

May 13

Luisa

Marks of existence: Nothing is perfect

May 20

Carole

Marks of existence: Nothing is personal

May 27

Jane

Daily Recollection: Aging

Jun 3

Carl

Daily Recollection: Illness

Jun 10

Luisa

Daily Recollection: Death

Jun 17

Jane

Daily Recollection: Change and Loss

Jun 24

Catherine

Daily Recollection: Kamma

Jul 1

 

Check-in

Jul 8

 

Paramis: Generosity

Jul 15

 

Paramis: Morality

Jul 22

 

Paramis: Renunciation

Jul 29

 

Paramis: Wisdom

Aug 5

Alicia

Paramis: Effort

Aug 12

 

Paramis: Tolerance

Aug 19

 

Paramis: Truth

Aug 26

 

Paramis: Determination

Sept 2

 

Paramis: Loving-friendliness

Sept 9

 

Paramis: Equanimity


Regular Teachers:

Luisa Montero

Deborah Ratner Helzer

Catherine Brousseau

Carl Skooglund

Local Guest Teachers:

Alicia Bazan

Jane Jackson

Peggy O’Kane

Carole Rogentine

 

Any questions? Contact us