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January 2019

(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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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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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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Spotlight on You! Half-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$75 – $85

Spotlight on You! is your opportunity to take that great, true story you have, and turn it into something captivating – whether it’s for an audience of one, or one-thousand.  In this half-day workshop, you’ll hone some of the skills unique to live storytelling: the structure and arc of an oral story, building strong characters, and how to win the audience over. For storytellers of all levels. Just come with an idea for a story and you’ll leave with a…

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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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Monday Sew Days!

Monday, January 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:00am

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$50 – $125

One day of sewing fun with expert help to answer any and all your questions about your special project. Learn from others as everyone works through their decisions and technical issues. Students should be self directed and able to work on their own. This workshop is led by Lesly-Claire Greenberg, award-winning quilter and fiber arts guru. She'll circulate among class members to offer assistance on places where you're stuck or could use a creative consultation! January 28th March 25th May…

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February 2019

Teen Retreat: Less Stress, More Happy

Saturday, February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$59

We get it – being a kid today is different in so many ways from previous generations. So much so, that when teen says “You just don’t understand!” it’s really possible that they’re right. But while things like technology and the ways we communicate  have changed, the most fundamental elements of happiness have stayed the same. What if true happiness in life had little to do with GPA, popularity, and proficiency at sports and music, and a LOT to do with…

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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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Zentangle Basics: Art Workshop

Saturday, February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$49

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called "tangles."  You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, and orbs. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called "tiles," which can assembled into mosaics. Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned, so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. You don't need to know what a tangle is going to look like…

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