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 »

Science & Spirituality: Awakening the Mind Body Connection with Dr. Joan Borysenko

Join renowned scientist, Hay House author and spiritual teacher, Dr. Joan Borysenko for a program titled, “Embodied Spirituality: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science” September 14 in Bethesda. A pioneer in holistic medicine, Borysenko is beloved for her warmth and wisdom that heals and inspires. She will share how the human mind is created through our bodies and our relationships and ... Read More »

Yoga for Children with Autism or Sensory Issues

Brian has autism. He is ten years old, but in many ways his six-year old sister, Lydia, is his model for behavior. They come to yoga class together and Brian follows his sister’s lead, hissing and stretching into cobra pose, squatting like a frog and stretching forward toward his toes. His favorite part of yoga is meditating and singing affirmations.  ... Read More »

Brach and Ryan to Present Mindfulness Event in Fairfax

U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan and Dr. Tara Brach will be speaking together on Monday, June 9 from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Woodson High School in Fairfax, on the benefits of mindfulness on youth, educators and parents. This event is sponsored by Minds Incorporated, a D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to transforming schools and their communities into conscious, connected and compassionate learning ... Read More »

Renowned Meditation Teacher, Salzberg, Brach and Kornfield Presenting at Local Church

In July and August, three prominent meditation teachers in the United States will offer teachings at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church. Sharon Salzberg will present the Foundations of Mindfulness, maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and the surrounding environment, on July 12. Salzberg, a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, has more than ... Read More »

Mandala: Circles of Wholeness

Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “container of essence” or “sacred circle”. These circular symbolic images are found in the sacred art of many cultures. Visualizing, creating and/or meditating on a mandala can be a spiritual practice expressing one’s own divine creative essence, through symbolic and sacred art. Mandalas have been used since ancient times to deepen and enhance ... Read More »