• 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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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    • 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, 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.

    • Fri 17

      Jan

      Embracing the Five Remembrances: Still Water 2020 Winter Practice Retreat

      During our weekend together we will have the conditions we need to settle deeply into the present moment. We will work with the Five Remembrances in our silent and guided meditations, through a study of the Sutra in which they appear, and through our Dharma talks and sharing.

      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.

    • Tue 28

      Jan

      A Calm Mind and A Peaceful Heart: A No-fee 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 we are split, and we are disconnected from the life energy that is in us and in the world.

      During this 90-minute workshop we will explore mindfulness as a daily practice and become familiar with conscious breathing, sitting meditation, and walking meditation.

    • Tue 4

      Feb

      Mindfulness for Everyone: A Six-Session Mindfulness Meditation Clas

      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.