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October 2018

Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, October 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Please join us on Sunday mornings at our drop-in meditation group in Vienna.  Our intention is to provide a relaxed place for you to come learn or practice Vipassana meditation with a group of like-minded individuals.  Class will typically consist of appx. 30 minutes of guided sitting meditation, followed by a dharma talk, and Q&A.  Chairs are provided; feel free to bring your own cushion. There is no need to Rsvp; just come as you are able! Beginners and advanced…

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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free Sold out

With a thriving presence in Europe, The Death Café movement is spreading through the US. What is this, you ask? It’s pretty simple…  At a Death Café, people of all stripes gather to drink coffee and tea, eat snacks and cake, and share thoughts and feelings about death. There is no set agenda, and the discussion might range from the philosophical (death rituals around the world, what happens after we die?) to the practical (end-of-life care, funeral preferences, etc.) and…

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Refuge Recovery from Addiction (FREE)

Thursday, October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” We feel confident in the power to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our…

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Vienna Community Sing! (FREE)

Friday, October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:30pm

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

In Zimbabwe it is said "If you can walk you can dance, and if you can talk you can sing."   A "community sing" is about ordinary people joining their friends and neighbors in a public place to sing, just for the fun of it. At each meeting, participants learn song parts by listening and singing back, not by reading music. By the end, there's often a beautiful three part harmony that emerges. This gathering is a multi-generational, bring-the-family* kind…

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(FREE) Salon: Living the Dream

Friday, October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

Join Demara Stamler of Awakened Dreams Coaching and Consulting for an evening of exploration into your life dream, your vision, with the idea that we all have a life purpose or mission and how that manifests at any given point along our path changes.  At times we seem to deviate from our purpose.  I’ll share tools and concepts for connecting with our vision for discussion and inquiry.  Everyone will have the opportunity to walk away with tangible steps to create…

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Forest Bathing: Experience Nature and Renewal

Saturday, October 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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10/27, 11/10, and 11/17
Meadowlark Botanical Garden, 9750 Meadowlark Botanical Court
Vienna,VA22182
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$35 – $90

Forest Bathing, also known as Shinrin Yoku or forest therapy, is a fast-growing discipline designed to nurture relaxation, improve cognition and stimulate well-being and connection through the therapeutic power of nature. Spending time in the forest is proven to reduce stress, boost our immune systems, and speed healing. Immersed in the inspiring beauty of the forest, you’ll be guided using modern and ancient nature connection practices designed to quiet the mind, focus the senses and soothe the spirit for whole-being health, wellness and connection. You may register for sessions individually for $35, or for all three for…

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NoVa “Death Tour” Series (Multiple Topics & Dates)

Saturday, October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$20 – $60

Thankfully, the cultural taboos around talking about death and other end-of-life topics seems to be shifting. More Americans are openly discussing the medical, spiritual and financial aspects of death, as evidenced by several New York Times bestsellers on the topic, and the fact that or Death Cafe series always "sells out." It's out of this rising tide of curiosity that The Insight Shop is happy to bring you the Death Tour! We're assembling a variety of experts in various fields…

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Afternoon Tea & Mindfulness with Julie

Sunday, October 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$25

Tea meditation is a wonderful way to begin your day, or any time you need to stop, relax and come back home to yourself. In fact, for many Zen practitioners, the formal tea ceremony is an important part of their day. Join Julie Pearl, founder of Getting Mindful, for this afternoon of tea, conversation and the art of being present to life as it unfolds. Julie will lead the group in a short guided meditation, mindful eating practice and group…

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November 2018

FREE: National Novel Writing Month “Write-Ins!”

Thursday, November 1 @ 8:00 am - Friday, November 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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We're excited to be an official NaNoWriMo "Write-In" site for 2018!    The Insight Shop is an educational nonprofit organization housed in a converted ranch house in downtown Vienna.  Home to a wide array of classes and workshops that foster the expressive arts, mindfulness and personal exploration, our vibrant community of writers is looking forward to sharing our space with fellow intrepid NaNo writers! So grab your laptop, power cord, notebooks, favorite coffee mug, and best ideas, and bring them…

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Zentangle: Leaves of Gratitude

Saturday, November 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$39

Join Michelle for this seasonal Zentangle project "Leaves of Gratitude." Just in time for Thanksgiving, you'll create beautiful Zentangle designs on leaves made of cloth, paper and wood that can be kept for years to come. This project is appropriate for kids ages 8+ as well, so bring the family!  

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