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Daylong: Spring Sugarloaf Walk
with Ellen Tynan and James Foulkes
4/30/2017 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
at Sugarloaf Mountain (Dickerson)
Come celebrate the vitality and joy of the new season on the first day of Spring! Join Ellen Tynan and James Foulkes to connect you with the re-awakening of both our outer and inner worlds.
Spring Family Mindfulness Day
with Ofosu Jones-Quartey and Jennifer Jordan
4/30/2017 1:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
at Horace Mann Elementary School (Washington)
Join us for IMCW's Spring Family Mindfulness Day! Gift your family quality time together to relax and reconnect in supportive community.
Half-day: Spring Cleanse for the Soul
with Linda Naini
4/30/2017 2:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
at Rooted in Bliss (North Bethesda)
At this workshop, we will explore mindfulness techniques that enable us to work with some of the thoughts, feelings, and actions that create clutter in our lives in order to make space for more ease, freedom, and possibilities to emerge.
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Half-day: Be Still and Know
with Trisha Stotler
5/13/2017 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
at Emmaus United Church of Christ (Vienna)
Amid the confusion and busyness of our everyday lives, these half-day retreats are designed to restore the weary, provide grounding for the contemplative, and stir inner wisdom for the activist.
Daylong: A Meditative Journey
with Jonathan Foust
5/13/2017 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
at St. Luke's Episcopal (Bethesda)
Why did the Buddha emphasize mindfulness of the body as the primary foundation of practice? The body lives only in the here and now. As you train your attention to rest in your senses you learn how to be present to whatever arises.
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Daylong/Half-day: Forgiveness Workshop
with Stan Eisenstein and Nancy Brutsché
5/13/2017 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
at IMCW Center for Mindful Living (Washington)
True forgiveness takes intention, patience, deep inquiry, and self-healing. This workshop is designed to help participants work through the process of forgiveness. The morning session will focus on forgiving of oneself. The afternoon session will focus on forgiving of others.
Daylong: Waking Up from Patriarchy
with Mary VanDevanter, Shell Fischer and Carolyn Stachowski
5/13/2017 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
at Langley Friends Meeting House (McLean)
Please join us for a day dedicated to exploring the causes and conditions of patriarchy. Together, in a loving and safe container, we’ll take time to unpack our particular stories, then put them in the proper context of our patriarchal cultural conditioning using the simple but powerful tool of our awareness.
Half-day: Hardwiring Calm
with Steve Zappalla and Peggy DiVincenzo
5/20/2017 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
at Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston (Reston)
This retreat will identify and practice methods offered by Rick Hansen in his book, "Hardwiring Happiness". The acronym HEAL will be explained and explored to help us find calm in our lives. The focus of this retreat is uncovering and connecting to the calm and peace that is already there. We will cultivate and discover the value of stillness to help us rest in the present moment.
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Daylong: Befriending Our Fear
with Shell Fischer
6/10/2017 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah (Stephens City)
During our time together, we’ll be exploring ways that we can begin to take a closer look at our fears, at some of the reasons they hijack us, and at how we can slowly begin to face and dissolve them with grace, curiosity, courage, and a tremendous amount of kindness and compassion.
Daylong: Conscious Relationships
with Tara Brach and Jonathan Foust
6/17/2017 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
at Catholic University Pryzbyla Center (Washington)
During this daylong workshop we will explore the beliefs and feelings that separate us from each other and the meditative practices that enable us to cultivate genuine bonds of trust, understanding, intimacy and love.
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