Meditation

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 »

Lumalight Color & Geometry Course Illuminates Northern Virginia

Julianne Bien, developer and owner of Spectrahue Light & Sound Inc., Canada and local acupuncturist, Julie Rose Ruby of Springfield are offering a revolutionary two-day experience from 9 a.m. to5 p.m., Dec. 6 and 7 in Northern Virginiathat includes advanced Spectrahue Color Harmonics teachings. The weekend course will give participants the opportunity to experience sacred geometry with color light acupuncture ... Read More »

Affordable Holistic Health Care Provided in Rockville

The Center for QiGong: Meditation, Healing and Beyond, a nonprofit with a goalof providing affordable holistic health care in Gaithersburg,is now offering sessions two days a week at the Chinese-M.D.Acupuncture and Wellness Center, located at 9 Adams Street in Rockville. Cofounded by Beatrice Ollier, a licensed psychotherapist and Shuren Ma, a qigong master, the Center for QiGong: Meditation, Healing and ... Read More »

Kids and Family Yoga in DC: Nutrition for Body and Mind

by Grace Ogden Do you have children in your life? Doing yoga with them can be restorative and fun and, if you take a class, a way to make friends with other parents and kids. Add in the essential brain nutrition that yoga gives children and you can forever let go of any guilt about ditching housework for a family ... Read More »