Meditation

Building a Mindful Nation, Veterans First

What if America’s combat veterans were able to combine their formidable skills with inner awareness training and mind-body healing practices? Imagine public schools and VFW halls in urban and rural communities across the country becoming centers of social renewal, staffed up with a corps of veterans turned educators and trauma recovery specialists. This is the vision of Rep. Tim Ryan ... Read More »

SOUND HEART MEDITATIONS

The heart is the bridge to our upper and lower energy centers (the chakras), and it is the connection to our inner and outer lives.  A well-established heart connection helps us to be more creative, it allows for wise decision making, and makes for more harmonious relationships. The heart is the keeper of our inner treasures.  It holds the gems ... Read More »

Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman Discuss Love Your Enemies

Leading meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, Tenzin Robert Thurman will tackle the gold standard of spiritual topics from their new book Love Your Enemies, on October 14 at Friends Meetinghouse in Dupont Circle, D.C. Mixing ancient Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology and the latest neuroscience, they will address the real sources of rage and fear and offer practical solutions ... Read More »

Conscious Cooking and Enlightened Eating

On October 11 to 13, enjoy a fun, relaxing and informative weekend of hands-on cooking classes and demos, mindful eating, yoga and meditation—all designed to nourish the body, mind and spirit. Gilah Rosner, clinical pathologist turned herbalist and Debbie Arnster, integrative nutritionist and health educator, will teach you how to easily prepare delicious health-supporting foods and how to utilize nutritional principles to ... Read More »

Mind-Body and Beyond

Mind-body is now a common phrase—mind-body-spirit too—and these are welcome signs of changing attitudes and growing awareness. Not too long ago, people mostly viewed mind and body as separate. The credibility of doctors who spoke about psychosomatic or mind-body illness was denounced. We may now be ready for the next step. However, to prepare, briefly consider four common conditions: arthritis, ... Read More »

Living Sacred: The Practical Necessity of Meditation

If you’re like most, you grew up wanting to be a part of the solution—or at least not part of the problem. Yet with everything from complicated relationships to work stress to distressing world news, our inner domain is often anything but calm or loving. How do we live well, deeply and helpfully with all the changes and challenges we ... Read More »

Finding Balance for Total Wellness at The Yoga Fusion Studio

The Yoga Fusion Studio has a deep tradition of providing sanctuary and wellness to Bethesda Chevy Chase, offering yoga and pilates classes, as well as unique services and workshops. Celebrating its 3rd anniversary this month, the studio was founded by Laura Urgelles, former principal dancer with the Washington Ballet and 3-time Kona Triathlon finisher, Bill Beyer. During the time she ... Read More »

Join us for BuddhaFest!

The 4th Annual BuddhaFest will take place June 20 – 23 at Artisphere in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, VA. The festival presents a lively mix of films, discussions, meditation and music. The festival, sponsored by Tricycle.com, the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, The Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University, and Natural Awakenings, is a Buddhist inspired ... Read More »

Mind-Body Prescriptions

Not a day goes by that meditation, yoga, t’ai chi, or some other mind-body healing modality isn’t spotlighted in the media. Recently, Time magazine published a lead story about meditation. According to statistics from the National Institutes of Health, deep breathing and meditation were the second and third most commonly used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities in 2007, far ... Read More »