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Natural Awakenings Washington DC Metro

Meditation on the National Mall

Jul 30, 2015 09:42PM
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 the practice (including those who have never meditated)—to a time of meditation on the National Mall, at the Sylvan Theater from 4 to 6 p.m. on August 29.

The event is co-sponsored by the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), BuddhaFest, the Mindfulness Center and Natural Awakenings. Over the course of the two hour event, there will be teachings and a meditation, led by Hugh Byrne, Ph.D., an internationally known instructor who is based in D.C., and Debbie Norris, Ph.D., founder of the Mindfulness Center. Norris is a health scientist who has trained extensively in mind-body therapies and teaches meditation and trains new meditation teachers in Bethesda. The intention of the meditations at the event is to bring healing to a world of violence.

Following the teachings and meditation practice, there will be a time for the community to gather together with music, supplied by Lea, a soulfolk songwriter and singer, who is making a big mark on the D.C. music scene. Refreshments will also be provided.

All are encouraged to come, bring a mat and a friend, to this great day of community building.

Location: The Sylvan Theater is located next to the Washington Monument at the corner of 15th NW and Independence Ave.



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