• 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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      Fri 26


      Happiness is a Practice: Still Water Winter Practice Retreat

      Register now [ Dec 29, 2017 -- We are at capacity and have suspended registrations. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please contact the registrar, Gary Stone, at garold.stone "at" gmail.com or (301) 604-6227.] In a 2005 Dharma talk on True Happiness, Thich Nhat Hanh asked and answered the question “What is…

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      Tue 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,…

    • Tue 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,…

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      Fri 30


      Still Water Easter Practice Retreat

      Please save the date. We will post more information and open registration in late January. ---------- The Still Water Easter Practice Retreat offers us the possibility of releasing our inner running and developing the habit of arriving with each moment, each step, each experience. Through mindful sitting, walking, eating, and living, we learn to embrace and look…

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      Fri 4


      Mindful Families Spring Retreat

      The Still Water Mindful Families Retreat offers us an opportunity to stop and begin to develop the habit of dwelling in the present moment in a family-friendly environment.  We invite you to join us over the weekend of May 54 through 6, 2018, as we share child-oriented practices for stopping, becoming aware of the present…