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 »

Meditation Camp

by Eunice Lee Rockville Meditation is part of a family of meditation centers around the world, with the main center located in South Korea. In addition to the location in Rockville, there is another Maryland center in Ellicott City and two in Virginia, located in Centerville and Arlington. This is the fundamental program that is open to everyone to reach ... Read More »

Rockville Meditation Anniversary

Rockville Meditation is offering a series of special events to celebrate their first anniversary. They begin with an open house event that will run from June 3 to 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. each evening at their location in Rockville. The events will culminate with a special seminar on June 6 at 5:30 p.m. Rockville Meditation offers unlimited guided meditation ... Read More »

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 »