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November 2018

(FREE) Salon: The Heart of Compassion

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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“Because I am compassionate, I can be brave.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Join us for an evening of laughter, poetry, good food, and great company as we explore the fearless heart of compassion.  Laura Banks will guide the conversation and looks forward to hearing your own favorite stories, poems, songs – whatever! - of compassion and courage. She is inspired by and seeks to strengthen her own and others' capacity to thrive and find meaning throughout life, especially through…

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December 2018

(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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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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Holiday Sing-Along on The Town Green!

Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Town Green – Vienna, 144 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, 22180 United States
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The Holiday Sing-Along on the Vienna Town Green is BACK! Bundle up and join us on Sunday, December 16th from 5-6pm, as we gather as a community and get in the spirit! The Insight Shop, and our awesome cadre of volunteers, are proud to host this event. Bring the whole family! Our group of singers will lead us in holiday standards from various traditions, and send us off with a special song of Peace on Earth. If you want to be…

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January 2019

Winter Class Sampler Day! (FREE)

Saturday, January 12 @ 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 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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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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Writing it Down (De-Stressing for Furloughed Workers)

Thursday, January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Join us for an hour and a half break to learn some quick and easy writing techniques to help you process difficult life events. Deborah Ross, instructor with the Center for Journal Therapy, will show you how to take pen to paper in order to de-stress, gain calm and spark creativity. No previous writing experience needed - just bring a pen and a notebook! Your writing will remain private, unless you choose to share.  

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(FREE) Movie Night: A Will for the Woods

Saturday, January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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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

Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, February 10 @ 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, VA 22180 United 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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End-of-Life Resources Panel with Q&A (FREE)

Sunday, February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Has your own mortality been on your mind recently? Do you know what resources are available to guide you when thinking about your own mortality? How can you help family or friends nearing end of life? Have you witnessed a death that didn’t go the way you thought it should have? Is it hard to talk to family and friends about death and dying?   If you can relate to these questions, please join Transition with Tranquility for this information…

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Tuesday Meditation and Discussion Group (No class 1/29 & 2/5)

Tuesday, February 12 @ 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, VA 22180 United 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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