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January 2019

Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, January 20 @ 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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Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers (6-Week Series)

Tuesday, January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$169 – $189

Kids have an enormous amount of pressure and competing demands on their time, which can leave them feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. This 6-week series helps middle schoolers develop life skills to reduce stress, manage emotions and increase focus and attention, so they can thrive and have a better sense of overall well-being. Each session includes discussion, activities, and opportunities to practice mindfulness skills in a small-group setting. “Research has proven that mindfulness training integrates the brain and strengthens the…

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Mindfulness for 4th & 5th Graders (6-Week Class)

Tuesday, January 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$159 – $179

We know that our kids are facing challenges we never encountered as youth:  social media, excessive screen time and a dependence on devices to name just a few. Mindfulness - bringing curious attention to what's happening right in front of us - is a life skill that can be practiced and honed, and that studies show leads to a more balanced and healthy life. And the earlier in life these practices are introduced, the better! The specific exercises taught in…

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Tuesday Meditation and Discussion Group (Drop-In)

Tuesday, January 22 @ 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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Memoir: The Art of Writing Your Story (6-Week Class)

Wednesday, January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$149

Write what should not be forgotten.  ~ Isabel Allende Studies show that recording our true life stories brings a greater sense of meaning to our lives, can improve memory and foster a deep satisfaction for a life well-lived. This 6-week writing class brings people together to capture their stories, either for their own use, or to be shared with family members and loved ones. In a relaxed and comfortable setting, you'll discover the power of the written word to make…

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Mindfulness for 6th Graders (Six-Week Series)

Wednesday, January 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$169 – $189

As students enter higher grades, academic and social pressures increase dramatically.  In this 6-week course, students are invited to explore mindfulness and build their own life skills “tool kits” that can help them thrive and navigate life’s challenges most effectively.  Classes are set in a warm and supportive environment, and each includes: Introduction of new topics and skills Time to practice the new skills and discuss or reflect on their experiences Engaging activities, including mindful movement Mindfulness challenges to try…

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From Struggle to Strength: Rewriting Your Story (5-Week Class)

Wednesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$179 – $197

Have you struggled through and endured a life-changing experience? Your story is your strength! In this writing class, you will learn how to hone your "narrative identity" - a science backed way to process and interpret your challenging experiences to create positive shifts in well-being. You’ll learn how reframing this story can transform your perspective to one of empowerment and growth. Each week you will get lessons, tools and resources. This class is for women only. By the end of the five…

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Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) 8-Week Class

Wednesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free – $395

Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT) is an eight-week program designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The CCT protocol was developed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers. Why Cultivate Compassion? Cultivating compassion goes beyond feeling more empathy and concern for others. It…

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Intuitive Painting (Four Week Series)

Friday, January 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 15, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$135 – $150

Intuitive painting is a form of mindfulness practice that encourages you to step beyond the world of words and intellect into the deep wisdom of your heart. Rather than being an “art class” focused on technique and product, this is an experience of welcoming anything that shows up. In this way, Intuitive Painting is an art-making class that invites you to be alive in your senses and aware of the amazing stream of emotions and thoughts that flow through you…

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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,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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