This Is It: Buddhist Wisdom For Today

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Monday 3/8/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 3/15/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 3/22/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 3/29/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 4/12/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 4/19/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 4/26/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 5/10/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 5/17/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 5/24/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 5/31/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 6/14/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$260.00 This Is It: Buddhist Wisdom For Today

In this workshop series, we will explore basic Buddhist concepts and practices that can help us right now, and especially during these challenging times. We will explore mindfulness practice, the Four Noble Truths, the Eight-Fold Path, we will cover Metta (Loving-Kindness practice) and the Five Hindrances and Applied/Engaged Buddhism. Everything we do will be applicable to daily life, not just theory. Classes will consist of a teaching, guided meditation, practice and sharing. No experience needed, everyone is welcome. No class on Apr 5, May 3, and Jun 7.

Partial scholarship support is available. Apply now.

This workshop series is offered live on Zoom. It will not be recorded, so be sure to join us for the live sessions! The $260 fee covers the 12-session series. The co-op member fee is $240. Not a member? Learn more and join today. 

Annie Mahon

Annie is the founder of Budding Yogis (2003) which became Circle Yoga, and she is the co-founder of DC Community Yoga / DC Yoga Week, Yoga on the National Mall, and the Opening Heart Mindfulness Community. Annie has been active in much of the grassroots community yoga and mindfulness activities in the Washington DC Area. She has been a student of yoga and mindfulness since the 1990's and a teacher since 2001. She is also a writer and published her second book, Things I Did When I Was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship with Food with Parallax Press in 2015. Read Annie's mindfulness blog at Join Annie's email list for tips on how to be present and at ease in your daily life.

Annie holds masters degrees in both Computer Science, from the University of Michigan, and Religious Studies from Howard University. She was ordained by her mindfulness teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, in 2009 with the ordination name True Blue Lake, and became a licensed massage therapist in 2011.

Annie's first yoga teacher training was with Suzie Hurley at Willow Street Yoga Center in 2004, and Annie was one of the country's first certified Children's Yoga teachers. She is a certified Focusing professional and has studied and practiced Nonviolent Communication (NVC), witchcraft, trauma-informed clinical practice, and many other modalities.

In 2010, Annie created The Pink House Foundation, giving grants to social justice organizing for frontline communities. Annie transformed the Circle Yoga LLC into a worker-owned cooperative in 2014 because she is a strong supporter of cooperative economics and democratic governance. She is especially interested in how to redistribute land, wealth and power.