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    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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  • Topics are posted on Tuesdays for discussion during our Thursday and Friday evening online programs at 7 pm.

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    • Thu 2


      A Time to Study and Receive the Five Mindfulness Trainings

      The Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center will join with the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (MPCF) to transmit the Three Refuges and the Five Mindfulness Trainings online on Saturday, January 8th, 2022, beginning at 9:00 am (Eastern time).

      Practitioners who are interested in receiving the trainings are asked to participate in preparatory classes. Still Water will offer a series of five online classes, each exploring one of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Each of the training classes will be offered twice per week, on both Thursday and Friday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:45 pm. Aspirants need only attend one of the evenings per week, though they may attend both evenings if they choose. The classes will begin on Thursday, November 11th and end on Friday, December 17th, 2021.

    • Sat 11


      Online Book Talk with Kaira Jewel Lingo

        The Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center is pleased to join with The Opening Heart Mindfulness Community and the Washington Mindfulness Community for an online talk with Kaira Jewel Lingo on the release of her new book, We Were Made for These Times.  Kaira Jewel will share 10 lessons in moving through change, loss, and disruption.…

    • Sat 8


      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, in a Five Mindfulness Trainings transmission ceremony. This transmission publicly joins us with the tradition of mindfulness practice passed from teacher to student in an unbroken line from the Buddha, through many Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese teachers, through Thich Nhat Hanh, to us.