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11 Meetup Groups match “Buddhist Teachings” near Takoma Park, MD
Come enjoy a free group class on meditation instruction and practice. By learning to meditate, the practitioner can develop a holistic world view that is the foundation for expanding our relationships with self and others. Class will be centered around calm abiding (shine/samatha) meditation which is the art of calming the mind as taught in Tibetan Buddhism. No experience is needed. All are welcome. We follow the teachings of the Palyul Lineage of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit o …
Theravada Buddhism is the oldest of the Buddhist religions. We are a Theravada Buddhist group--sort of, see below--that offers a day of silent sitting and walking meditation, usually on the fourth Sunday of each month, at the home of one of our founders, Walter. The founding members are experienced meditators, each with over 25 years of meditation experience. In the US, the best known Buddhist religions are Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan. The differences between them, particularly between Theravada …
This is a non-denominational book club, but mostly draw on books that could be called "Modern Buddhism". Just like any other book club, we are reading down a list of books on the topic of Buddhism and we discuss them at restaurants and cafe's near Takoma Park. How Much to Read For a discussion that everyone can enjoy, attendees are required to read at least half the book or the corresponding historical text if available. You don't need to be self identifying Buddhist to participate and the organ …
This group is for anyone interested in developing mindfulness in daily life through meditation. We welcome everyone from any background. We want to provide a supportive environment for practicing meditation and developing mindfulness. Byoma Kusuma offers guided meditation sessions which are designed to help you develop mindfulness and its resultant benefits through Shamatha (Calm Abiding) and Vipashyana (Insight) techniques. Group sessions provide a supportive environment and group synergy, and …
What we do: We are a community that offers instruction related to mindfulness meditation, including classes, day long workshops, extended courses (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and occasional weekend retreats. Instructions are designed for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Most classes and workshops are free for all participants. Although a donation amount is suggested, donations are not required for participation. The MBSR courses are not free, but some scholarship is availabl …
We provide meditation classes and Buddhist teachings in Annapolis. Taught by qualified local teachers, the meditation classes are very relaxing and the talks are easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. Our classes are perfect for both beginners and those with experience.
Its rare to find a calm and centering place to visit regularly. If you'd like a place to retreat to for renewal with positive energy, join a warm group of people in Arlington, VA. Open to the public at no cost, we invite you join us. You are welcome to ask questions, join the dialogue, or sit quietly listening to the discussion while learning meditation. Ani Samten, Steve Brown, or David Roylance will lead us in the teachings of deep meditation. Jan 9, 2014: Breathing Meditation - A Foundation f …
Insight meditation cultivates our natural wisdom and compassion. Mindfulness meditation practice develops concentration, which allows us to calm and steady the mind. In this ongoing weekly class, we will practice together with guided meditations and explore the teachings of the Dharma and wisdom traditions. The aspiration is to cultivate the capacity to live authentically in the world with kindness, to be at ease, to be happy, to awaken our hearts.
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Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA) is a well-respected American Buddhist association that promotes world peace and individual happiness based on the teachings of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism. Our members reflect a cross section of our diverse American society, representing a broad range of ethnic and social backgrounds. This web site includes information about activities in the SGI-USA. For more in-depth information about the SGI-USA, Nichiren Buddhism and national activities, pleas …
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Zen Buddhism is becoming very popular in the US due to it very direct, upfront and empirical approach to understanding Buddhism and how it can benefit us. Zen attracts many different people, from all walks of life, because of its non-dogmatic, yet simple way it teaches the dharma through meditation and discussion. Fairfax lacks and formal Zen Center or Zendo, and I see that there is more than enough interest to found a small, friendly and informal Zen meditation and discussion group. The group w …
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I started the Maharmitta Meditation group at The Center in Tenley-town for the past 2 years to teach "Maharmitta Meditation - deep breathing and meditation" (see www.maharmitta.com). It helps one to relax, reduce stress, increase lung capacity (help asthma sufferers manage their conditions). Since last year, I started to teach "Maharmitta Relaxation - A slow movement and stretching" to the residents at the Mary's House (Assisted Living) in Rockville, Maryland, and to the monks and lay persons at …
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