Meditation

Meditate Everywhere

How to Make America Great by Cullen Kowalski and Matt Willmott Cullen Kowalski knows that our elected leaders will not save us. The solution, he says, is to help guide an evolution in consciousness. Kowalski aims to act locally, but he is not thinking small. In 2013, he founded Samsara House 2023, a rowhouse in Bloomingdale, Washington, D.C., dedicated to ... Read More »

iRest Meditation: A Tool to Meet the Stress of Life and Increase Well-Being

Anxiety has become pandemic in our world today, impacting adults and children at exponential rates as the stresses and demands of daily life increase. Children are being diagnosed with anxiety disorders at younger ages and often treated with medications. At the same time, meditation is increasingly being incorporated into a number of health care and educational settings, as a way ... Read More »

A Taste of Tai Chi

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN FORECAST We are sorry to say that this event on October 8  has been postponed because of the impending rain. Please check back next week for a NEW DATE! Join your neighbors and friends for a free class (or two) in Tai Chi with well-known local teacher, Joanne Chang, at Fairview Park, in Silver Spring. The ... Read More »

Harried Washingtonians Now Have a Place to Power Nap

Type A White House staffers and lobbyists now have a new place to drop-in for a power nap or to meditate just steps away from the White House, called recharj. The DC studio will offer a variety of meditation traditions in class format for all levels, as well as 20-minute power nap sessions. In addition to classes, recharj will offer ... Read More »

DC Meditates on National Mall Rescheduled for August

The greater D.C. area is known throughout the country as having a robust and thriving community of meditators and meditation teachers. All are invited—longtime meditators and those new to the practice (including those who have never meditated)—to a time of meditation on the National Mall, at the Sylvan Theater from 4 to 6 p.m. on August 6. The event will ... Read More »

DC Meditates on National Mall

The greater D.C. area is known throughout the country as having a robust and thriving community of meditators and meditation teachers. All are invited—longtime meditators and those new to the practice (including those who have never meditated)—to a time of meditation on the National Mall, at the Sylvan Theater from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 21. The event will ... Read More »

Online Meditation Teacher Training

The Mindfulness Center online Meditation Teacher Training is a 160-hour immersion program that informs the participant through both informational content and experiential practices using podcasts of guided meditations, journaling, scripting and recording your own meditations, along with a library of content rich in information on the science, practice and application of mindfulness in health care and education. This certification program ... Read More »

Awakening to Spirit

Prayer and Meditation Heal and Free Us by Richard Davenport By its intimate connection with divine love, Spirit infuses human experience with qualities of amazing grace—unexpected clarity, vision, wisdom, peace, compassion, emotional release, inspirational epiphanies, deep understanding and comprehensive healing of mind, body and soul. While society abounds with scientific research, products and practices that promise to enhance our mind ... Read More »

Confessions of a Reluctant Meditator

by Hetty Irmer, LCSW-C As a person with a naturally active—and sometimes overactive—mind, I much prefer “doing” to “being”, any day of the week. I first started dabbling in meditation in my 20s. I remember sitting and trying desperately to quiet my mind and feel calm and serene. But instead of enjoying the vast expanse of an empty mind, I ... Read More »

Meditation on the National Mall

More and more Washingtonians are participating in a daily practice of meditation as a way to promote clear thinking, reduction of stress and generate higher levels of happiness. The greater D.C. area is known throughout the country as having one of the most robust and thriving communities of meditators and meditation teachers. All are invited—longtime meditators and those new to ... Read More »