• 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 Thursday programs at 7 pm at Crossings in Silver Spring. See calendar for meeting time and location. All are welcome.

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

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      Tue 15

      Oct

      Smiling like a Buddha: A Six-Session Mindfulness Meditation Class

      Intended for both new and experienced practitioners, the class will explore conscious breathing, developing/deepening a sitting practice, walking meditation, mindfulness in everyday life, recognizing and accepting feelings and emotions, transforming anger, nurturing love, developing compassion, and hugging meditation.

    • Mon 21

      Oct

      Five Mindfulness Trainings Study Group

      In the various Buddhist traditions, lay people follow a basic code of ethics known as the five precepts. The precepts encourage the practitioner to abstain from five ways of acting that create suffering for the practitioner and others: killing, stealing, engaging in sex with inappropriate partners, lying, and using alcohol and other intoxicants. In deciding to abide by them, the practitioner essentially says: “These practices are the best place for me to develop as a human being. They represent wholesome teachings for me by which I aspire to live.”

    • Sat 4

      Jan

      Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings

      In the Still Water MPC we often recite together the Five Mindfulness Trainings at our weekly gatherings. The trainings remind us of our deep aspiration to live every day with a calm mind and an open heart. They provide invaluable guidelines for mindful living. The trainings enter us most deeply when we receive them formally,…

    • Fri 17

      Jan

      Still Water Winter 2020 Practice Retreat

      In the 15th century the Japanese Zen poet Ikkyu wrote: Every day, priests minutely examine the Law And endlessly chant complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn How to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon. Save the date! More information to come.  Still Water Winter…