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September 2018

Movie Night (The Mask You Live In)

Saturday, September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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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

(FREE) Salon: Bringing Home the Dharma

Friday, October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein has two bestselling books called First the Ecstasy, then the Laundry, and Bringing Home the Dharma, both of which highlight the importance of engaging with our daily, mundane tasks with the same focus, compassion and awe that can arise out of our spiritual practice. With so much turmoil going on in our country and our world, it sometimes seems more accessible to apply the wisdom gleaned through our various spiritual practices and life experiences to the "big things"…

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Movie Night (Minimalism: The Importance of Things)

Saturday, October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United 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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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, October 21 @ 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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(FREE) Salon: Living the Dream

Friday, October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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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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November 2018

(FREE) Salon: The Heart of Compassion

Friday, November 16 @ 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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Vienna Community Sing! (FREE)

Sunday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

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

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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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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December 2018

(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, December 2 @ 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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Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, December 16 @ 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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Holiday Sing-Along on The Town Green!

Sunday, December 16 @ 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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