Meditation

Meditation: Stop Thinking

By Kristine Kim Can you stop thinking? Try this right now – stop thinking for three minutes. Can you sit down comfortably and relax your body? Can you close your eyes? Were you able to stop thinking at all for three minutes? You must intentionally try not to think. Consider this challenge in another way. Do you really need those ... Read More »

Meditation in Schools

Local practitioner, Shira Oz-Sinai is supporting students in their academic path and educators in the delivery of high-quality and efficient education by sharing techniques for relaxing the nervous system, decreasing overall stress, and increasing attention and focus at E. L. Haynes Public Charter High School in Washington, DC. Breathing techniques, simple hand gestures, attention exercises and awareness practices are used ... Read More »

Meditation: How I am Changed Forever

By Susan Ald Meditation is changing the human mind to the infinite Universe mind. The human mind is an accumulation of pictures of past experiences that have been imprinted into the mind. One popular form of meditation, known as Maum Meditation, is based on the understanding that these pictures create emotions, feelings, negative thoughts, attitude, action and behavior. When you ... Read More »

Mind-Body Week Returns

The Mindfulness Center will once again host Mind-Body Week, D.C.  This year’s theme is “Treating Pain with Mind-Body Therapies: Self-Care Modalities of Meditation, Yoga and Tai-Chi/Qigong”. Mind-Body Week, D.C. will be held April 17 to 19 at the Silver Spring Civic Center and at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda. On Friday, presentations will feature prominent researchers, including Dr. Sara Lazar ... Read More »

Sacred Retreat on Mount Shasta

Seven Sacred Flames Reiki Retreat (SSFR) is a high frequency spiritual practice for self-realization, to balance and activate the flames with the chakras and promote healing on many levels. This Reiki retreat takes place in the spiritually breathtaking location of Mount Shasta, California on May 17 to 23. During this amazing experience, participants will learn the following: seventh dimension colors ... Read More »

Meditation Benefits Represented by Research

By Kristine Kim Research now confirms what many meditators already know that through meditation, many health advantages can be achieved. One specific form of meditation, known as Maum Meditation, has recently been supported by a significant survey. Maum Meditation is a method of changing human mind into the infinite universe mind to find true self. When the true self is recovered, ... Read More »

Innovative Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund ADHD Research

Throughout the month of November, The Mindfulness Center (TMC), located in Bethesda, is sponsoring a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo to fund a research project on the use of mind-body practices, including meditation, for children dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The goal is to raise $5,000 to conduct an eight-week clinical trial to test the effects of mindfulness meditation as ... Read More »

Free Seminar on Overcoming Pain

  Dr. Chas Gant, MD, Ph.D., will be offering a free seminar on Overcoming Pain, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 18 at Roberta’s Natural Food Market in Fairfax. The evening will begin with a Healthy Happy Hour at 6:30 p.m. Gant (DrChasMD.com) will discuss recent discoveries in neuroscience that have revolutionized the management of pain. Although it often ... Read More »

Meditation and Prayer as One An Interview with Cynthia Bourgeault

By Grace Ogden Do you ever wonder how prayer fits with meditation, or wish that it would? Modern-day mystic Cynthia Bourgeault teaches the ancient spiritual path of Christian contemplation where the two practices are profoundly joined. An Episcopal priest and author of The Wisdom Jesus, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene (a Gwyneth Paltrow favorite), and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, Bourgeault is ... Read More »