• 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

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

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      Tue 22

      Jan

      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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      Sun 27

      Jan

      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.

    • Tue 29

      Jan

      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 1

      Feb

      Nourishing Our True Presence: Still Water Winter Practice Retreat

      In the 15th century the Japanese Zen poet Ikkyu wrote: Every day, priests minutely examine the Law And endlessly chant complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn How to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon. Then and now, coming back to the present moment and…