Classes and Workshops

Tuesdays, February 21 – March 28, 2023
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM eastern

Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Buddha’s Teachings of Freedom

In his central teaching on mindfulness, the Satipatthana Sutta—Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness—the Buddha taught that mindfulness is the direct path to liberation. Through bringing mindfulness to our moment-to-moment experience, we can gain insights that lead to letting go and freedom of the heart.

In this six-week course, we will study and explore the Buddha’s teachings on the four foundations of mindfulness—of body, feelings, mind states and emotions, and our experience through the lens of key dharma teachings. Each class will include meditation, teaching, small and full group discussion, and sharing and time for questions.

10:30am to Noon

Sunday Morning Meditation with Hugh

Tenleytown, NW DC.  Class is being held held virtually.

Hugh’s Sunday morning meditation group in Tenleytown, Washington, DC is for many an oasis in a busy week. It includes two periods of guided meditations, mindful movement between sittings, and time at the end of the session to focus on a particular area of sitting or daily-life practice.

Insight meditation cultivates our natural wisdom and compassion. Meditation practice develops concentration, which allows us to calm and steady the mind.

  • Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend IMCW classes. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear.
  • No registration necessary – offered on a donation basis.

Monday Evening Drop-in Meditation in Takoma Park MD/DC
7:00-8:30 pm with Hybrid (Zoom) Option

Insight Meditation Community of Washington

with Linda Naini & Rebecca Hines
276 Carroll St NW, Takoma Park DC 20012

A warm, kind, and supportive community for learning the fundamentals and deepening your practice. This class supports practitioners in finding steady peace and open-heartedness amidst the stresses of life. We meditate together and the teacher offers a talk on the rich and diverse aspects of Insight (vipassana) meditation and related practices. We rotate teachers each week – the schedule is posted here, which includes Zoom information for those who want to participate online.

The weekly group is drop-in – no registration needed. In this tradition, teachings are considered so precious as to be priceless. Thus they are offered freely, with the opportunity to give donations, or dana, to support the class, pay rent, for the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), and to support the teacher.