• 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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      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 Freer 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 than…

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      Sun 5


      Cultivating the Boundless Field

       Register now. You are invited to join us for a special Day of Practice with Dharma Teacher Br. Phap Vu in which we will lean to cultivate the boundless field. As Br. Phap Vu explains: This boundless field is our unlimited human capacity, our boundless potential, a path that so often goes unseen or unacknowledged: it…

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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 -- Please Save the Date

      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


      Still Water Fall Practice Retreat -- Save the Date

      Please save the date. We will post more information and open registration in August, 2018. ---------- The Still Water Fall 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…

    • Fri 19


      Mindful Families Fall Retreat -- Save the Date

      Please save the date. We will post more information and open registration in August, 2018.   The Still Water Mindful Families Retreat offers us an opportunity 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 October 19 through 21, 2018, as we…