Wisdom

AMMA, the Hugging Saint, Comes to D.C.

She is called Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, Mother of Immortal Bliss, or many people just know her as Amma, or mother. Although she was born and raised in India, Amma doesn’t subscribe to any particular religion. She says that her religion is love.  This summer will be Amma’s eighteenth visit to the Washington, D.C., area. Her programs are free and will ... Read More »

Celebrate Earth Day in Arlington

Looking for a great way to celebrate Earth Day? The Earth Week Community Fair and Green Living Expo at George Mason University in Arlington is the place to be on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for great, green fun for all. Great strides have been made to adopt sustainable practices. We applaud efforts to restore our ... Read More »

Awakening to Freedom: Yoga and Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley

Are you ready to take off on the journey of a lifetime? Join Yoga Nepal from October 27 to November 7 for pilgrimage and practice in the sacred Kathmandu Valley. Tucked away in a fold of Himalayan hills, the Kathmandu Valley has long been a “power place” for pilgrims and seekers from India, the Himalayas and Tibet. The journey will ... Read More »

Quantum-Touch® Healing

Your body has the innate ability to heal itself. However, when under stress or in poor health, your body does not have the energy needed to effectively accomplish this. Complementary and alternative healing modalities like Quantum-Touch give you tools and techniques to regain and reclaim health and wellness.          Quantum-Touch (QT) is a modality that teaches simple breathing techniques and ... Read More »

The Dalai Lama to Speak at the National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral and the Office of Tibet will welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Cathedral on Friday, March 7. This is the Dalai Lama’s fourth visit to National Cathedral. Through a talk entitled, “Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World,” the Dalai Lama will share his vision and path to leading an ethical, happy and spiritual life ... Read More »

On Love and Loneliness

Dedicated to J. Krishnamurti and all of those who have ever wondered if flowers get lonely. You stood alone in the darkness, light pouring from your eyes, penetrating into the unknown, sailing into the vast waters of uncertainty. We explored the deep trenches of your wrinkles, canyons of wisdom flowing into the steeple of inquiry. Sages breathe while both alive ... Read More »

Noted Sufi Teacher to Visit Georgetown

Sufi teacher Pir Zia Inayat-Khan will present a rare set of public programs in Washington during the first weekend in November. On Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m., he will lead an evening of invocation and reflection on “The Sufi Path of Love.” He will also lead a seminar on “The Path of the Heart,” with Sufi teachings, meditations and ... Read More »

Adaptation and Mother Nature’s Remedies

Autumn is a time of universal realignment in the world around us, as well as within us. As the waning chlorophyll leaches out of the leaves, rendering them magnificent hues of red, orange and yellow, so does our outward, expansive yang energy begin to slow down and turn within. Since we are nature, it is no surprise that we begin ... Read More »

Beautiful November

I hope that you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather. If you have been affected by the political wrangling within our city, I hope that it has not affected your capacity to see each day as a precious gift. As I travel through the greater D.C., area, I hear stories of concern and uncertainty.  Even though our region has not ... 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 »