• 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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      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…

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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

      Save the Date! Registration will open in early August. ------------------------ 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…

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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…