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July 2018

Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, July 1 @ 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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Weekly “Write-Ins” for Writers! (FREE)

Thursday, July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Calling all writers! We know that being committed to this craft can often feel like a solitary slog. So whatever your genre...fiction, non-fiction, essays, journaling...come "Write-In" with us at The Insight Shop! Spend 15 minutes or two hours; whatever your schedule permits. Need some structure? We'll spend a little time free writing first to settle and get to your first thoughts, and then use the rest of the time to write alone but in community, working on whatever project is…

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Divine Light Meditation

Sunday, July 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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This event is held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month.
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

Experience a powerful ‘grace’ filled blessing called the Divine Light Meditation. This sacred practice will awaken the divine spark within, bringing forth an inner transformation to help you discover or reconnect with your spiritual path. This This practice takes the form of a blessing, transferred through the hands or the eyes of the giver, and is a benediction in the tradition of Sri Amma Bhagavan, spiritual masters in India. This offering takes place on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month (no…

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August 2018

Vienna Community Sing! (FREE)

Sunday, August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 6:30pm

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

One event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

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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September 2018

Death Café (Free)

Sunday, September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

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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Movie Night (The Mask You Live In)

Saturday, September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

Please join us for the first in our series of free film screenings, The Mask You Live In. This critically acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. One critic has said, "This film should be mandatory viewing for all teens and men. In fact, if you're a parent at all, you can't afford not to see this."  This film is 1:30 long.…

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October 2018

Movie Night (Minimalism: The Importance of Things)

Saturday, October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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More, newer, cooler: That seems to be the contemporary definition of the American Dream. But this inspiring documentary film follows artists, thinkers and regular people who believe that the pursuit of happiness is less of a pursuit, and more about learning to be fully alive in the moment, with what's right on front of you. This movie is 1:18 long. This film is not rated, but is deemed appropriate for all audiences. Childcare is not provided on movie nights, and…

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