Community Bulletin Board
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posted by John Rennish of Kagyu DC Tibetan Community * Saturday Morning Mindfulness — followed by special afternoon Buddhist Dharma Center program. CHPC and the Kagyu DC Tibetan Community on Capitol Hill are co-sponsoring a time of mindfulness instruction and practice each Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the chapel / annex. Contact Pastor Walton for more information. Download a flyer to share with friends and neighbors.
This Saturday’s Morning Mindfulness will be led by Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master, The Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche. In the afternoon Rinpoche is offering a public empowerment and teaching which is a blessing and an introduction to a particular Buddhist practice (The Green Tara empowerment, for cultivating courage, insight, and an awakened heart). A kind donation of $25 is suggested to defray the costs of this event and to benefit all beings. No one turned away for lack of funds. Schedule is: 9:45 a.m. – Registration Opens; 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Mindful Meditation led by Rinpoche; 12:00 noon – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch break on your own; 2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Green Tara Public Empowerment (all faiths welcome, however a Buddhist ceremony will be offered by Rinpoche after the Tara Empowerment for those interested.)
posted by Olivia James for CHPC community * Meditation Flash Mob, Sunday July 26th, 8 p.m. Dupont Circle. We are organizing this flash mob event to bring together people of all ages, backgrounds and faiths. Sitting together in silence/silent prayer, respecting each other’s presence and sending out an intention to create a world where we are united, rather than divided, by our many beliefs and backgrounds. We welcome all faiths, cultures, ages, experiences, and all walks of life to join us. The event is on our Facebook page for you to share. If you don’t have Facebook, don’t worry just come out and join us. This is a very informal and fun gathering. The great thing about this flash mob is that you don’t need to practice for it! You can bring as many friends as you like and may even make new friends. Here are some instructions to give you an idea of what will happen at our Flashmob.
1.) When the Gong tolls at 8:00 pm, we invite you to meditate silently with us for 20 minutes. You can focus on your breath or if you likes you can chant or pray silently.
2.) You can meditate in any way you want: sitting, standing, walking, etc.
3.) Please bring anything that helps you sit comfortably a small mat, cushions or chair.
4.) Come with your own deepest intentions of peace and joy for yourself, your community & our planet.
5.) Meditation will last 20 minutes. You can join us for all of it, part of it, or come just to hang out
6.) Meditation will end it with another hit on the Gong.
7.) After 20 minutes, we will begin the 5-minute “Sound Bath. You can say “Om, Ong, God, Allah, Ma, Yeah, Amen, Jesus, WaheGuru” or any other sound or mantra that resonates deeply within yourself.
If you have more questions please contact us.
Our mailing address is:
9/11 Unity Walk
3716 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
posted by Leslie Barbour * World Learning Youth Programs is looking for at least six individuals, couples, or families in the Washington, DC/Maryland area and beyond who would like to share an authentic US experience with a high school exchange student sponsored by the U.S. Department of State!
All types of families are welcome to host, including single parents and empty-nesters. Families typically host for one semester or academic year, but two-month ‘temporary families’ are also needed. In return, your family and community will develop lifelong friendships and be exposed to the people, languages, and cultures of the world.
Are you or someone you know interested in learning more? If so, read our Host Family FAQs or contact Local Coordinator Marilyn Franklin here.
posted by Leslie Barbour *12th Annual Hope for the Homeless Golf Tournament, September 22 (1:30 p.m. shotgun start) - Join us at Glenn Dale Country Club for great fun for a great cause! Details and sponsorship information coming soon.
posted by Olivia James for Unity Walk * Come join us on September 7, 2014 for the 9th annual 9/11 Unity Walk. We are planning all the details for the 2014 walk and will post details as they emerge. In the meantime…this article by The Washington Post’s Bridget Schulte, captures the story of the 2013 walk beautifully! She wasn’t able to stay until the closing ceremony at the Gandhi Memorial hosted by the Indian Embassy who provided hot samosa’s and cold drinks, after a great afternoon. Come this year with your friends! “Unity Walk Celebrates All Faiths in Rememberance of 9/11″, September 8, 2013. Unity Walk website is http://911unitywalk.org/.
posted by Leslie Barbour * Gary and Leslie have listed their home in Bend, Oregon on the AirBnB website at this link. Reserve your stay in a one bedroom apartment in a gated golf course community starting June 2014.
posted by Sally Stoecker * Court Appointed Special Advocates — CASA—DC (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a really important and worthy organization that always needs support. This is where I volunteered (2007-2011) and also worked part time as staff in 2009. Volunteers are trained to represent foster care children in family court and to mentor and assist them outside of court–to make sure they are cared for properly…education, health, hygiene, etc. I often lift up Lyashaw in prayer—I represented her until she aged out of the system at 21. We are still in touch and that has been a very special relationship. Also, if you are thinking of volunteering somewhere in 2014, I highly recommend CASA (www.casadc.org)! Many blessings, Sally