Friday, August 12, 2005

Meditation Groups List (northern VA)

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Northern VA
Christian
For a listing of Christian Centering prayer, Contemplative prayer and meditation groups in VA, visit http://www.comwcp.org. ~8/05

Northern VA
Mindfulness
The Mindfulness Practice Center at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax offers mindfulness practice sessions throughout the week and periodic special workshops. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.mpcf.org. ~8/05

Northern VA
Namo Myoho
Northern Virginia Soka Gakkai Community Center, visit
http://www.sgi-va.org/NOVA/index.html for details. ~8/05

Northern VA
Non-Denom
MEDITATION CLASSES at the Sun and Moon Yoga Studio (http://www.sunandmoonstudio.com). Sitting meditation followed by instruction/discussion/activity on a new topic about mindfulness. Drop-ins and beginners welcome. ~8/05

Northern VA
Non-Denom
The Institute for the Advancement of Service (http://www.ias-online.org) offers classes in meditation and spiritual growth. Located in Old Town Alexandria. ~8/05

Northern VA
Non-Denom
Spiritual Singles (http://www.spiritualsingles.org) sponsors a variety of meditation events in Northern VA. ~8/05

Northern VA
Other
The Celebration Center for Spiritual Living offers meditation and other spiritual events. Visit http://www.celebrationcenter.org for details. ~10/10

Northern VA
Other
Dances of Universal Peace in VA; visit http://www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org/na/dances/usva.html for details on this form of meditative, devotional dance. ~8/05

Northern VA
Other
The Singing Wind Healing Tao Center in Arlington, VA offers classes in Taoist meditation, yoga and healing. Visit their link at http://www.taorestore.org/directory.html#virginia. ~8/05

Northern VA
Other
Manassas, VA: World Work meditation group based on the teachings of the Infinite Way. For information, email Beth at Love5305@aol.com. ~8/05

Northern VA
Pure Land
The Ekoji Buddhist Temple is a temple of the Jodo-Shinshu sect located in Fairfax County, Virginia. For details, visit their web page at http://www.ekoji.org. ~8/05

Northern VA
Satsang
The Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Sangha in Northern VA offers classes on meditation and awakening consciousness through the Art of Living course. For details, visit http://www.artofliving.org/contactsDetail.asp?CenterID=194. ~8/05

Northern VA
Satsang
Ammachi (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi) satsang is held in various places in MD and VA. Visit their local web site at http://www.ammadc.org for details. You can also visit the Ammachi International web site at http://www.amma.org. ~8/05

Northern VA
Satsang
Periodic Satsang style silent meditation near Old Town Alexandria, VA. Email pamela.mcdonald5@verizon.net for details. ~8/05

Northern VA
Satsang
Vienna, VA. Video Satsang with Gangaji (http://www.gangaji.org), a self-realized American woman who points to the discovery that you are already that which you seek--complete wholeness and freedom. For details on local Gangaji events and meditations, go to http://www.gangaji.org/satsang/programs/groups.asp and scroll down until you see "District of Columbia Area". Email contact is linda.padgett@verizon.net or andersonmgt@cox.net. ~1/09

Northern VA
Satsang
Sathya Sai Baba Meditation and Yoga Group in Northern VA. Visit http://www.sathyasai.org/organize/z1reg01/region2/content.htm or http://www.fxsc.org for details. ~1/09

Northern VA
Satsang
1st Tuesday of each month: Guest Evening with the Northern VA chapter of the Association of Happiness for All Mankind (AHAM, http://www.aham.com ). Call Alan Tolk at (703) 323-9392 for details. ~9/05

Northern VA
Satsang
For details on VA area Sahaja Yoga meditation events, visit http://www.dcsahajayoga.org. Sahaja Yoga is inspired by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. ~8/05

Northern VA
Satsang
For information on Quan Yin meditation in Virginia, call 703-941-0067. Main web site is http://www.godsdirectcontact.org/. ~8/05

Northern VA
Satsang
The Alexandria, VA Yoga in Daily Life Center
(http://www.yoga-in-daily-life-usa.com/classes.html) offers meditation classes and other classes for spiritual growth. ~8/05

Northern VA
Satsang
To locate Eckhart Tolle practice groups in VA, visit
http://www.eckharttolle.com/home.php?section=groupsteachers&show=GROUP%20and%20TEACHERS%20-%20Local%20Groups. ~8/05

Northern VA
Satsang
For info on Sri Ram Chandra gatherings in northern VA, visit their web site at
http://www.srcm.org/srcminfo/servlet/CenterTree?ViewSatsanghSchedule=1&NodeId=231. ~8/05

Northern VA
Theravadan
Vipassana meditation and classes at the Wat Yarnna Rangsee Buddhist Monastery in Sterling, VA. For details, visit their web site at http://www.watyarn.com. ~8/05

Northern VA
Tibetan
Reston, VA & Washington, DC. Guhyasamaja Center (Gelukpa Tibetan Buddhist), Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director. Web site is http://www.guhyasamaja.org. The Guhyasamaja Center is one of over 90 Centers world-wide that are part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). The FPMT's world-wide network of centers includes monasteries, retreat centers, hospices, publishing houses, study centers, projects for preserving Buddhism's great artistic traditions, and numerous projects addressing social and health needs in India and elsewhere. More information on the FPMT is available at http://www.fpmt.org. The Guhyasamaja Center has regular meditations and Dharma classes. ~5/06

Northern VA
Tibetan
Washington Center for Buddhist Studies (Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma tradition) offers Saturday evening Dharma practice and other events. Located in McLean, VA. Visit http://www.geocities.com/wcfbs for details. ~8/05

Northern VA
Tibetan
Now located in Fairfax, VA,the Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Center (MSTC) was established in 1975 by the late Hlaramapa Geshe, Khensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche. It was incorporated as a non-profit religious organization dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Buddhist knowledge (according to the Gelukpa Tibetan Buddhist tradition) in 1980. The center’s teaching program includes classes on Buddhist philosophy, mental training (Lojong), Lam Rim, debate, logic, Abhidharma, Madyamaka philosophy, and meditation practices from both Sutra and Tantra traditions. Tibetan language instruction is also available. Weekend retreats are sometimes held. All of our classes are offered free of charge. MSTC also helps in the sponsorship of scholars and orphaned monks of Sermey Monastic University in India. Please visit our website at: http://www.mstcdharma.org for more information about our center. ~12/07

Northern VA
Vipassana
WEEKLY VIPASSANA SITTING GROUPS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. Visit http://www.imcw.org and http://www.imcw.org for details.

Northern VA
Vipassana
Vipassana and Metta (loving kindness) meditation. Meets Sundays 7:00 PM at various rooms at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church grounds. 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307
Ongoing for several decades we welcome all. Contact: Dale Peebles 703 780-2243, dlpeebles@aol.com or cealtmann@mac.com

Northern VA
Zen
The Potomac Zen Sangha (led by Zen Master Pohwa Sunim) meets in Alexandria within walking distance from the Braddock Road Metro. Visit http://www.worldzen.org/potomac.php for details. ~6/10

Northern VA
Zen
Hoa Nghiem Vietnamese Buddhist Temple located at 9105 Backlick Rd, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060, between Springfield and Mt. Vernon welcomes meditation practitioners of all traditions & experience levels. Call 703-780-4306 for details or email kienkhai@yahoo.com. There is meditation most evenings. Please call ahead if you wish to attend. ~8/05

Northern VA
Zen
Regular Buddhist meditation with the Earth Sangha (http://www.earthsangha.org/meditation/sessions.htm) in Old Town Alexandria. ~8/05

Northern VA
Zen
The Sinh Thuc Vietnamese Meditation Group (http://www.sinhthuc.org/e_index.htm) in Herndon, VA offers meditation gatherings and retreats. ~8/05

Northern VA
Zen
To learn more about the VA Dae Do Sah Zen Meditation Group, visit http://www.zenmind.org/vienna.html. ~8/05

Northern VA
Zen
Bo Rim Sa Korean Zen Buddhist Temple located at 5300 Ox Rd. in Fairfax, VA. Call 703-591-3056 for details. ~8/05

Northern VA
Zen
For information on the McLean, VA Living Compassion meditation group visit: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze27cm4/lcdc/index.html. ~9/07

Northern VA
Yoga Meditation
To locate a Dahn yoga and meditation center in VA, go to http://www.dahnyoga.com. ~10/05