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December 2018

Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, December 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, May 26, 2019

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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January 2019

Tuesday Meditation and Discussion Group (Drop-In)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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This weekly group provides you with three important supports for thriving in this crazy world: Regular time for formal meditation and reflection A community of like-minded people, who might also challenge you to expand your horizons a bit An opportunity to ask important questions, and participate in shared dialogue with others These sessions will be facilitated by Trisha Stotler, who is a senior teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and is fluent in contemplative practices from many different…

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Winter Class Sampler Day! (FREE)

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us on January 12th from 10am-3pm for a sample of what's coming up! Our amazing teachers will be offering  30-minute "samplers" of the classes they'll be offering this Winter. Come for one, or stay for all... We'll have coffee and tea to warm you up, and cups of homemade chili and cornbread to give you sustenance throughout the day. Local honey too! See the schedule below to plan your day. We'd love an Rsvp at the link below if…

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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free 1 spot left

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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(FREE) Movie Night: A Will for the Woods

Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma. The spirited Clark and his partner Jane, boldly facing his mortality, embrace the planning of a spiritually meaningful funeral and join with a compassionate local cemetarian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut. With poignancy and…

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February 2019

(FREE) Community Sing!

Sunday, February 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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) Death Cafe

Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free 14 spots left

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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March 2019

Community-Wide “Food & Friends” Social

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Join us for a few hours of food, fun and good conversation with Insight Shop teachers and students. This is your opportunity to reconnect with your fellow classmates, or meet new people for the first time. If you've not yet been to The Insight Shop, it's a great excuse to come and see what we're all about! We'll have drinks, and hors d'oeuvre stations that reflect some of the classes we offer here. (Hmmm.....intriguing! You'll have to come see for…

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(FREE) Movie Night: Happy

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

HAPPY 
is a 
feature‐length 
documentary
 that 
leads 
viewers
 on 
a 
journey
 across
 5 
continents
 in 
search 
of 
the 
keys 
to 
happiness.
The 
film 
addresses
 many
 of
 the
 fundamental 
issues 
we 
face 
in 
today’s
 society: 
how
 do
 we 
balance
 the 
allure
 of 
money,
 fame
 and
social 
status 
with 
our 
needs 
for 
strong
 relationships,
 health
 and 
personal
 fulfillment?
 Through
 remarkable
 human
 stories
 and
cutting‐edge
 science,
 HAPPY 
leads 
us 
toward 
a 
deeper
 understanding
 of
 why
 and 
how
 we
 can
 pursue
 more
 fulfilling,
 healthier
and 
happier 
lives. HAPPY
…

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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free 15 spots left

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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