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    The Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center nurtures all who wish to practice Mindfulness. We are part of a world-wide network of communities inspired by the teachings and practices of Thich Nhat Hanh. We offer weekly mindfulness meditation groups, workshops, retreats and special events in Maryland and Washington, DC.
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  • Topics are posted on Tuesdays for discussion during our main program on Thursdays at 7pm at Crossings. See calendar for meeting time and location. All are welcome.

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Gampo Abbey 535
      Sat 18

      Nov

      Five Mindfulness Trainings Study Group

      A Five Mindfulness Trainings Study Group Meeting November 18, December 2, and December 16 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm near Takoma Metro. In the various Buddhist traditions, lay people follow a basic code of ethics known as the five precepts. The precepts encourage the practitioner to abstain from five ways of acting that create…

    • Michael Nguyen
      Sat 16

      Dec

      Cultivating Our Garden of Love: A Day of Mindfulness with Dharma Teacher Michael Nguyen

      Michael Nguyen's path to becoming a Dharma Teacher is unusual. His family came to the US from Vietnam as immigrants when he was two years old. Thirteen years later, in 1989, he met Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat and took the Five Mindfulness Trainings. However, rather than continuing in a spiritual direction, at the age…

    • Michael Nguyen
      Sun 17

      Dec

      Letting Go — Mindfulness and Trauma Relief Exercises with Dharma Teacher Michael Nguyen

      Michael Nguyen's path to becoming a Dharma Teacher is unusual. His family came to the US from Vietnam as immigrants when he was two years old. Thirteen years later, in 1989, he met Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat and took the Five Mindfulness Trainings. However, rather than continuing in a spiritual direction, at the age…

    • Mon 1

      Jan

      Beginning the Year Mindfully: New Year's Day Brunch, 2018

      On Monday, January 1, the Still Water community will greet the New Year together at our annual New Year's Day Vegetarian Potluck Brunch. You are invited to attend with your friends and family. We will gather at the home of Rachel and Michael Phillips-Anderson in Silver Spring, Maryland, beginning at 10:00 am and ending at…

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      Fri 26

      Jan

      Happiness is a Practice: Still Water Winter Practice Retreat

      Register now In a 2005 Dharma talk on True Happiness, Thich Nhat Hanh asked and answered the question “What is the most special thing in Buddhism?” The answer is that it is the art of subduing your mind, of purifying your mind. … With a mind that still has a lot of confusion, anger, craving, and…