• Welcome

    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.
  • Practice

  • This week’s discussion topic

  • 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.

  • Previous Topics


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      Tue 25


      A Calm Mind and A Joyful Heart: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

      Mindfulness is our capacity to be fully present in our own lives, to be aware of what we are doing as we are doing it. As we develop our awareness, an inner stillness naturally grows. We are better able to embrace the world, better able to respond wisely and lovingly. If we are not mindful…

    • Tue 2


      Smiling like a Buddha: A Six-Session Mindfulness Meditation Class

      Register Now When we practice mindfulness, we develop, over time, a relaxed state of awareness that allows for the moment-by-moment direct observation of sensations, feelings, and mind-states. When mindfulness is firmly established, joy, compassion, equanimity and loving-kindness arise. Intended for both new and experienced practitioners, the class will explore conscious breathing, developing/deepening a sitting practice,…

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      Fri 5


      Exploring the Four Immeasurable Minds: Still Water Fall 2018 Practice Retreat

      *** As of 4 pm on September 20th the retreat is almost full. If you would like to stay in the lodge, please register for the event and we will you know whether we have a bed for you or whether we will have to put you on a waiting list. Spaces remain, however, if…

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      Fri 19


      The Wonder of Friendship: Mindful Families Fall Retreat

      "There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” -Jim Henson Friends make nearly everything better. Friendship – with ourselves  and with others – helps us feel safe, accepted, understood and happy. We invite you to join friends -- old and new -- for the Still Water Mindful Families Retreat. Together we will have the…

    • Sat 27


      Five Mindfulness Trainings Study Group

      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 suffering for the practitioner and others: killing, stealing, engaging in sex with inappropriate partners, lying, and using alcohol and other intoxicants. In deciding to abide by them, the practitioner essentially says: “These practices are the best place for me to develop as a human being. They represent wholesome teachings for me by which I aspire to live.”

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      Sun 28


      Deepening our Practice: Life Lessons from the Sutras

      – A Fall-Winter "Deepening Our Practice" Group for Experienced Practitioners –
      The core of the Buddhist tradition concerns the well-lived life. How do we reduce our suffering and the suffering of those around us? And, how do we live our lives joyfully, mindfully, and compassionately? In this Deepening our Practice class we will explore these questions as we look deeply into two Buddhist sutras.