Monday Night Meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington, VA (UUCA)
About Monday Night at the Unitiarian Universalist Church of Arlington
As many of us in the DC area are on the move a lot, Monday Night Meditation is a drop-in gathering and you are welcome anytime.
Feel free to come early, relax and enjoy some quiet time before we begin.
Below you’ll see other options to support you in your practice.
Monday Night Evening Schedule
6:30 – 7:20 Optional Yoga Class (offered by donation)
7:30 – 8:00 Guided Meditation
8:00 – 8:45 Dharma Talk
8:45 Tea and cookies are served in the lobby most evenings
8:50 – 9:30 Optional Discussion Group
Join the Yoga Class Before the Guided Meditation
If you’d like to support your meditation practice on Monday nights at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington, please consider coming an hour earlier to enjoy a yoga class.
The class offers a form of movement that is particularly well-suited for meditation. You’ll explore practices that will energize and strengthen you, help you release deep-seated tension and cultivate a sense of presence and well-being. The class is designed to be inclusive for all levels of yoga, from new to experienced.
Class begins as 6:30 and ends at 7:20, giving you time to gently transition to the guided meditation with Jonathan at 7:30.
This class is offered freely so that no one is denied access to the practices. Your donation helps cover the cost of the room and supports the teacher.
Contact Rita Moran at 301-452-8924 or email@example.com
Rita Naomi Moran is a Kripalu trained yoga teacher and owner of a private physical therapy practice that has the mission to help people reach their full potential. She has been a member of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington for 10 years and a kayaker and nature lover for many more.
Anna Johns grew up in India, earned her first yoga and meditation teacher training from Indian master Kamal in 2001, further certificates in the United States including a Certificate in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors from Duke IM, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course from IMCW, the Power of Awareness led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and is currently enrolled at Kripalu Center for her 300-hour yoga and meditation certification.
Lynne Weir is a Kripalu trained yoga teacher who owns a private physical therapy practice and teaches yoga classes in Alexandria. On the Potomac you will find her coaching sculling (rowing). She has participated in Insight Meditations evening practices for the past 5 years and is excited to join other yoga teachers in offering a practice for the Monday night Insight group.
Please bring a yoga mat with you. Thanks!
Stay After Class an Join an Informal Discussion Group
Ray Manyoky and Tara Cassidy host a discussion group after class. This is a wonderful way to reflect and share on your personal practice and connect with like-minded people.
The group starts about 8:50 and ends by 9:30.
Parking can be an issue with many groups using the church on Monday nights. You can assume that if a parking space is not clearly marked, it’s a fire lane and not safe.
Please know that parking is available on side streets around the church and you won’t be ticketed.
Monday Night at UUCA is Offered Freely and by Donation
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, The Insight Meditation Community of Washington, the yoga teacher and class leaders receive no direct compensation for making this evening possible.
In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are considered priceless. Therefore they are offered freely and there is no set fee for the classes.
This tradition also encourages cultivating generosity to ourselves and others.
Your generosity also ensures that no one will ever be denied access to these teachings and practices.
Many thanks to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington for sponsoring our evening gathering for the past ten years.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about your practice or would like to know more about resources. Jonathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and Bob Gayer at email@example.com.
The following is a list of dates and teachers:
|27||Jonathan||Transforming Your Relationship with Sickness and Pain|
|3||Jonathan||Transforming Challenging Energies|
|10||Jonathan||The Power of Humility|
|17||Jonathan||Making It Happen vs Letting It Happen|
|24||Jonathan||How to Cultivate Generosity|
|1||Guest Teacher - Hugh Byrne|
|8||Jonathan||How to Cultivate Virtue|
|15||Jonathan||How to Cultivate Renunciation|
|22||Jonathan||How to Cultivate Wisdom and Insight|
|29||No Class: Memorial Day|
|5||Jonathan||How to Cultivate Energy and Vigor|
|12||Jonathan||How to Cultivate Tolerance|
|19||Jonathan||How to Cultivate Honesty|
|26||Jonathan||How to Cultivate Determination and Resolution|
|3||No Class: Independence Day|
|10||Guess Teacher - Shell Fischer|
|17||Jonathan||How to Cultivate Love and Kindness|
|24||Guest Teacher - Kaira Jewel|
|31||Jonathan||How to Cultivate Serenity|
|7||Jonathan||Meditating with the Shadow|
|14||Jonathan||The Buddhist Personality Types|
|21||Guest Teacher - Mary Vandervanter|
|4||No Class: Memorial Day|
|11||Guest Teacher - Ruth King|
|18||Guest Teacher - Hugh Byrne|
|25||Guest Teacher - Shell Fischer|
|2||Jonathan||Focus, Flow and Let Go|
|9||No Class: Columbus Day|
|16||Guest Teacher - Mary Vandervanter|
|23||Jonathan||Why I Hate the Word Mindfulness|
|30||Jonathan||Restraint with Awareness|