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Jun
02
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Daylong/Half-day: Inquiry through Imagery
with Stan Eisenstein
6/2/2018 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
at IMCW Center for Mindful Living (Washington)
Through guided meditation, experiential exercises, short talks, journaling, drawing, humor, and optional sharing, we will explore how imagery and body sense lead us to a deeper understanding of ourselves, paving the way for healing and guidance.
Jun
03
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Cultivating Kindness in Daily Life: 2-Part Series
with Vicki Goodman
6/3/2018 5:30 PM  -  6:45 PM
at Washington Yoga Center (Washington)
Sundays, June 3 & 10. In this 2-part workshop you will learn specific techniques to train the mind and heart toward a greater kindness and compassion. We will start with cultivating more kindness toward ourselves and then move outwards, widening the circle of care and friendliness.
Jun
09
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Daylong: Every Breath is Sacred
with Jonathan Foust
6/9/2018 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
at St. Luke's Episcopal (Bethesda)
In this daylong retreat, you’ll learn essential breathing techniques that can enhance and deepen your experience in meditation and deep relaxation. These practices can also be valuable tools when you encounter physical pain, emotional turbulence and mental agitation.
Jun
10
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Half-day Mindfulness Mini-Retreat
with Linda Naini
6/10/2018 2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
at Hidden Hills Farm & Vineyard (Frederick)
Slow down, awaken your senses, and come home to this body, breath, heart, and natural world around you through mindfulness meditation practices. This afternoon will include guided sitting, walking, and lying-down meditations, mindful sharing, and movement practices in the rolling hills of Frederick, Maryland.
Jun
23
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Daylong: True to Your Heart
with Shell Fischer
6/23/2018 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah (Stephens City)
During this daylong meditation retreat, we’ll explore the topic of truthfulness (sacca) and how courageously allowing and nurturing this quality of heart – as well as living in and acting from our truth - can help us to release more joy and freedom in our lives.
Jul
28
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Half-Day: Mindful Communication
with Bill Mies
7/28/2018 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
at IMCW Center for Mindful Living (Washington)
In this communications workshop we will explore and experiment with finding a wise path through difficult conversations. We will cultivate the qualities and insights inherent in human nature that encourage mutual understanding, empathy, intimacy, and meaningful communication.
Aug
11
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Daylong: No "I and Mine"
with Jonathan Foust
8/11/2018 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (Arlington)
In this retreat you’ll explore the teachings of "anatta" not just through the classic teachings, but through practices and inquiries that can help you experience what it means to move beyond the mind and into presence.
Aug
12
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Half-day Mindfulness Mini-Retreat
with Linda Naini
8/12/2018 2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
at Hidden Hills Farm & Vineyard (Frederick)
Slow down, awaken your senses, and come home to this body, breath, heart, and natural world around you through mindfulness meditation practices. This afternoon will include guided sitting, walking, and lying-down meditations, mindful sharing, and movement practices in the rolling hills of Frederick, Maryland.
Aug
18
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Half-Day: Intimacy with the Heart (MSC grads)
with
8/18/2018 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
at IMCW Center for Mindful Living (Washington)
If you’ve completed an eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion series or an intensive with any MSC certified or trained teacher, you’re invited to come practice mindful self-compassion with other graduates. For this retreat we will emphasize forgiveness practice along with other MSC meditations.
Sep
08
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Daylong: The Freedom of Self-Forgiveness
with Shell Fischer
9/8/2018 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah (Stephens City)
During this silent daylong meditation retreat, we’ll be using practices of mindfulness and meditation to explore ways in which we can begin to loosen some of the armoring of self blame that we’ve created around our hearts, recognize the innate goodness, presence, and joy that lies underneath, and free ourselves from painful old judgments and labels of failure.
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