Hugh Byrne

Schedule

Meditation Classes in Washington, DC

Sundays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tenleytown
Center for Mindful Living
4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016 - map
($10 suggested donation)

Sundays, 6 pm - 7:30 pm, Dupont Circle
Church of the Holy City
1611 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 - map

Tuesdays, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Logan Circle
Flow Yoga Center
1450 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 - map
$10 at the door or advance register at Flow

Upcoming Retreats

Daylong Loving-Kindness Retreat
Ruth King and Hugh Byrne
July 26, 2014
Kay Spiritual Center at American University
Washington, DC - map
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Seeing Clearly, Opening Up: The Heart of Vipassana Practice
Lila Kate Wheeler and Hugh Byrne
July 31-August 5, 2014
Southern Dharma Retreat Center
Hot Springs, NC
Waitlist

Awakening to Peace: Mindfulness Meditation Mini-Retreat
Monthly Saturday Afternoons. Flow Yoga Center
1450 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 - map
$10 at the door or advance register at Flow

Special Offerings

Mindfulness Meditation for Well-Being and Happiness Course
6 Thursdays
May 1-June 12, 2014
Maryland University of Integrative Health
Laurel, MD - map

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Want to bring greater ease to your life by getting a regular meditation practice going? Mindfulness meditation is a simple approach to bringing awareness to our experience, beginning with the focus of attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind and allows us to live more fully in the present. Come learn the basics of meditation, including an overview for working with thoughts and emotions, developing wisdom and deepening compassion. The course guidance supports growing your practice between classes.

The Mindful Path to Habit Change – New Course 6 Monday evenings
May 5-June 16, 2014 (no class Memorial Day)
IMCW Center for Mindful Living
Washington, DC
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It is estimated that almost half of our actions are habitual in nature—carried out in an automatic way or triggered by environmental cues. Habits are extremely important and help simplify our lives but can lead to stress and suffering when they are out of alignment with our deepest needs, values and intentions. Common examples are eating or drinking without awareness, smoking, and surfing the Internet for long periods of time.

Mindfulness can transform unhealthy or unwanted habits by bringing awareness to the cues or triggers that stimulate them and providing the skills to open to and see the impermanence of difficult experiences, including bodily sensations, emotions and mind states.  These practices can cultivate the basis for well-being and living in alignment with our deepest wishes for ourselves. 

Each class will provide practices of meditation and inquiry to help transform unhealthy or unwanted habits.

Mindfulness Meditation for Well-Being and Happiness Course
6 Mondays
June 23-July 28, 2014
IMCW Center for Mindful Living
Washington, DC - map
Registration opens soon at www.imcw.org

Want to bring greater ease to your life by getting a regular meditation practice going? Mindfulness meditation is a simple approach to bringing awareness to our experience, beginning with the focus of attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind and allows us to live more fully in the present. Come learn the basics of meditation, including an overview for working with thoughts and emotions, developing wisdom and deepening compassion. The course guidance supports growing your practice between classes.

Previous Retreats and Classes

Meditation Events

The Mindful Path to Habit Change - New Course

6 Monday evenings
May 5-June 16, 2014 (no class Memorial Day)
IMCW Center for Mindful Living
Washington, DC - map
Register

Daylong Loving-Kindness Retreat with Ruth King and Hugh Byrne

Saturday, July 26
Kay Spiritual Center at American University
Washington, DC - map
Register

Meditation News

"Mindfulness: Is it a fad or a powerful life-changing coping skill? A look at the science" Washington Post, March 7, 2014

"Easing Doctor Burnout with Mindfulness," New York Times, September 23, 2013

"The science behind meditation and why it makes you feel better" - io9

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