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Oct
06
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2-Day Core Skills Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
with Kristin Neff and Christopher K. Germer
10/6/2017  - 10/7/2017
at American University, Washington College of Law (Tenley Campus) (Washington)
Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7. Program activities include talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion. Participants will directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the program.
Oct
08
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Half-Day Mindfulness Mini-Retreat
with Linda Naini
10/8/2017 3:00 PM  -  6:00 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 evening will include guided sitting/laying down meditation, mindful sharing, exploration, and movement practices in the rolling green hills of Frederick, Maryland.
Oct
28
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Daylong, Teaching from the Heart
with Kaira Jewel Lingo
10/28/2017 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
at Seekers Church (Washington)
In this daylong for educators we will learn and practice tools for taking good care of ourselves, so that we can be truly present for those we teach, and bring the best of ourselves into the classroom. We will slow down and come home to our body and breath by practicing mindful sitting, walking and eating silently together, as well as deep relaxation, a mindfulness talk, and group discussion.
Oct
28
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Daylong: A Meditative Journey
with Jonathan Foust
10/28/2017 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
at St. Luke's Episcopal (Bethesda)
You can’t make a state of inner quiet happen, but you can create an optimal environment through conscious movement and breathing. Through the day you’ll learn movement sequences that help to release deep-seated tension and help to draw your awareness inward.
Oct
28
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Half-Day: Mindful Communication in Challenging Times
with Bill Mies
10/28/2017 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.
Nov
05
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Fall Family Daylong 2017
with Jennifer Jordan and Ofosu Jones-Quartey
11/5/2017 1:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
at Horace Mann Elementary School (Washington)
Family Days are a wonderful opportunity to spend the day connecting with your children, yourself and a community of supportive peers. Come play, share, learn and open your heart!
Nov
11
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Daylong: Full Surrender
with Shell Fischer
11/11/2017 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah (Stephens City)
During our time together, we’ll be exploring a variety of guided and silent meditations to put us more in touch with the changing flow of phenomena, a talk on annica (impermanence), silent walking meditation, lunch shared in silence, and quiet time in nature.
Nov
11
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Daylong: Fresh-ish Off the Boat (POC Retreat)
with La Sarmiento and Sebene Selassie
11/11/2017 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
at Crossings Center for Healing Traditions (Silver Spring)
This daylong is an opportunity for reflection, practice, and dialogue around what it means to be an immigrant or first generation person of color awakening through teachings and practices rooted in ancient wisdom traditions.
Dec
01
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Sylvia Boorstein & Sharon Salzberg's Holiday Season Retreat
with Sylvia Boorstein and Sharon Salzberg
12/1/2017  - 12/2/2017
at St. Columba's Episcopal Church (Washington)
Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Nurture your capacity for joy, calm and ease throughout the holiday season. Learn to cultivate a more mindful and loving presence. These renowned teachers bring over four decades of teaching and meditation experience to offer ways toward a more balanced and grounded preparation for the coming New Year. Their  engaging sessions combine talks, dialogue, meditation practice, humor and Q&A. 
Dec
16
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Daylong: A Meditative Journey
with Jonathan Foust
12/16/2017 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
at St. Luke's Episcopal (Bethesda)
Created in 1970 by the teacher, Osho, Dynamic Meditation is a powerful method of releasing deep-seated tensions and cultivating a state prime for meditation.  
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