• 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


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      Sat 26


      The Path of Happiness: A Day of Mindfulness Led by Plum Village Monastics

      A community of Plum Village monastics and lay friends are hiking from Blue Cliff Monastery in New York to Washington, DC, along the Shawangunk Ridge Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Their aspiration is to create a mobile monastery and practice center, while connecting deeply to the healing energy of nature through…

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      Sat 23


      Being Intimate with the Suffering World: A Day of Practice

      My world—and I’m sure yours too—is flooded daily with heartbreaking and frightening images from all over the world…. Every day, as all this recitation of worldwide suffering demands attention and help, it is easy to become overexcited or frightened or numb. How do we continue to care about what’s happening to our mountains and oceans,…

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      Sun 1


      Lotuses, Food, & Mindful Friends

      Register now You are invited to join the Still Water community on Sunday morning, July 1, 2018, for a visit to the National Park Service’s Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens. Lotuses and water lilies from around the world will be in bloom. Friends, family, and dogs on leashes are all most welcome to attend. We’ll walk, look,…

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      Sun 15


      Still Water Tea Celebrating Scott Schang, the Still Water Community, and the Plum Village Tradition.

      Please join the Still Water community on Sunday afternoon, July 15th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, for a tea ceremony celebrating Scott Schang, the Still Water community, and the Plum Village tradition. Scott will receive Lamp Transmission and become a Dharma teacher at Plum Village during the June retreat. During the Transmission ceremony, Scott will offer an…

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      Sun 29


      Buddhist Art and Practice: Sackler Gallery Exhibition Tour and Lunch

      You are invited to join the Still Water community on Sunday, July 29th, for a exhibit tour and lunch in Washington, DC. We will meet by the Sackler Gallery information desk at 11 am for a special docent-led tour of the Encountering the Buddha exhibit. The exhibit webpage notes: Encountering the Buddha brings together more…