• 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.
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  • 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


    • Buddhist contingent at the 2007 March against the war in Iraq. Photo by Paul Davis.
      Fri 20


      Together We Are One -- An Evening of Mindfulness and Sharing

      [The photo, taken by Paul Davis, is the Buddhist contingent at the 2007 March against the war in Iraq.] Dear Friends, On Friday Evening, January 20th, the Washington DC Area Mindfulness Communities practicing in the tradition of Plum Village will host Together We Are One -- An Evening of Mindfulness and Sharing.  During our time…

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      Mon 30


      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,…

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      Fri 3


      Resting and Healing: Still Water Winter Practice Retreat

      **** Dear Friends, The retreat is now full. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact the Retreat Registrar, Gary Stone, at garold.stone "at" gmail.com or (301) 604-6227. ***   In a 1996 talk on the Art of Healing, Thich Nhat Hanh said: It’s very important to allow our body…

    • Mon 6


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

      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, walking meditation,…