• 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.

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

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      Sun 16

      Dec

      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.

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      Tue 1

      Jan

      Beginning the Year Mindfully: New Year's Day Brunch, 2019

      On Wednesday, 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 again this year at the home of Rachel and Michael Phillips-Anderson in Silver Spring, Maryland, beginning at 10:00 am…

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      Sat 5

      Jan

      Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings

      In the Still Water MPC we recite together the Five Mindfulness Trainings at our gatherings each month (on the second Thursday in Silver Spring and the second Sunday in Columbia). The trainings remind us of our deep aspiration to live every day with a calm mind and an open heart. They provide invaluable guidelines for…

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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…

    • 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,…