• 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

    • Mon 18

      Nov

      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.”

    • Wed 1

      Jan

      Beginning the Year Mindfully: New Year's Day Brunch, 2020

      The Still Water community will greet the New Year together at our annual New Year's Day Vegetarian Potluck Brunch. You are invited to attend with your friends and family.

    • 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

      The nurturing environment of this retreat includes a supportive community of fellow practitioners and the quiet grounds of the Am Kolel Sanctuary Retreat Center, nestled in Montgomery County's agricultural preserve.