• 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

      Thich Nhat Hanh writes in Teachings on Love: The Four Immeasurable Minds are the four elements of true love: maitri — loving kindness (the desire to offer happiness); karuna —  compassion (the desire to remove suffering from the other person); mudita — joy (the desire to bring joy to people around you, and allowing their happiness…

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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 can help 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 chance to play, practice, share, and…