The Center for Mindful Living is a sanctuary in the city, offering meditation classes and special events related to the practice of Buddhism, mindfulness, healthy living, kindness and community. Many classes are offered on a drop-in basis, including Daily Meditation from 7:30 – 8:15 am Monday through Friday. All are warmly welcome to learn, practice and gather in fellowship here.

The center is a facility of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), a vibrant community offering classes and projects throughout the metropolitan Washington region.

The sanctuary is maintained largely through dana (see below), volunteer efforts, and the continued support of IMCW. Also office space and rooms suitable for classes and events are available for rent. Contact us for information.

About Dana

In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are considered so precious as to be priceless. Thus they are given freely, with the opportunity to offer voluntary donations, or dana. Dana is the ancient Pali word for “spontaneous generosity of the heart.” Dana both supports IMCW and plays a central role in the spiritual life of a dharma practitioner.

We look forward to welcoming you.

New to meditation? You are welcome to come as you are. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let the teacher know when you arrive, and they will happily orient you, or just come and participate โ€” whatever makes you feel at ease.

And there are many resources on meditationย on the Insight Meditation Community of Washington’s website for you to explore. Enjoy!