• 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

    • Sun 24

      Sep

      Coming Home to Ourselves: 
A Day of Practice

       Register now. Our practice is to take refuge in the present moment because the present moment is always available. The present moment is full of life, full of wonders. We don’t have to run towards the future to get it. You are already a wonder and surrounding you are wonders you can experience, if you…

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      Tue 26

      Sep

      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 26

      Sep

      Walk With Me: A Journey Into Mindfulness Featuring Thich Nhat Hanh

      Walk With Me (click the title for the trailer) is a documentary film that seeks to portray Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings and trace Plum Village monastics' journeys as mindfulness practitioners. According to the film's website: With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh,…

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      Tue 26

      Sep

      Walk With Me: A Journey Into Mindfulness Featuring Thich Nhat Hanh

      Walk With Me (click the title for the trailer) is a documentary film that seeks to portray Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings and trace Plum Village monastics' journeys as mindfulness practitioners. According to the film's website: With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh,…

    • Tue 3

      Oct

      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,…

    • joyiseverybreath
      Fri 6

      Oct

      Cultivating True Joy: Still Water Fall Practice Retreat

      Our society is characterized by running. Everyone is running, running to the future. You want to assure a good future and since you see other people around you running, you cannot resist running. If you do not have peace, you are not capable of being in the here and the now and touching life very…

    • Stillwater family retreat
      Fri 20

      Oct

      Nourishing Love and Compassion: Still Water Mindful Families Retreat

      Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us that we all have the seeds of love and compassion in our minds. In this time, when it can seem that our society is at risk of being torn apart by hate and anger, fear and misunderstanding, we can come together as a community to water the seeds of love…