What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in mindfulness meditation, including those wishing to develop a meditation practice, deepen an existing meditation practice, and/or interested in bringing mindfulness into daily life.

Hugh Byrne and guest teachers lead weekly classes, periodic workshops and retreats, and special programs. Key focuses of the group are to cultivate mindfulness and other practices of the heart and mind--including loving-kindness, compassion, equanimity, wise speech, and wise action--so that we can live more wisely and kindly in the world.

Classes typically include guided meditations, short talk, sharing and opportunities to speak with Hugh about resources and strengthening one's practice. Many of the programs take place at the IMCW Center for Mindful Living in Tenleytown, DC--a vibrant community that is committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity and seeks to be welcoming to all.

To access more of my talks and meditations visit me on Insight Timer (https://insighttimer.com/hughbyrne) and my website (https://hugh-byrne.com/).

Upcoming events (4+)

**ONLINE** Mindfulness Meditation with Hugh Byrne

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The weekly Sunday morning (10:30 am to 12 noon) class begins with a welcome, short reflection on an aspect of the teachings, and includes an arriving meditation (15 minutes) that will often incorporate poems and may end with a reflection or question.

The opening meditation is followed by an invitation to each person to share their name and a few words (for example, what is alive for them right now or what their intention is for the class or the day). The sharing has been a powerful support to help welcome new people, get to know each other, and build community/sangha.

Following a brief period of mindful stretching/movement, we finish with a longer meditation (25-30 minutes) and final reflections on the teachings, sharing, Q&A, and announcements. Class participants are welcome to stay and engage with other members of the community or adjourn to a neighboring restaurant or coffee shop.

This space is inclusive, everyone is welcome, and we invite you to bring with you all aspects of yourself.

Learn more here: https://imcw.org/Calendar/Event-Calendar/EventId/3686/e/drop-in-class-livestreamed-19-apr-2020

**ONLINE** Mindfulness Meditation with Hugh Byrne

Needs a location

NOW ONLINE

The weekly Sunday morning (10:30 am to 12 noon) class begins with a welcome, short reflection on an aspect of the teachings, and includes an arriving meditation (15 minutes) that will often incorporate poems and may end with a reflection or question.

The opening meditation is followed by an invitation to each person to share their name and a few words (for example, what is alive for them right now or what their intention is for the class or the day). The sharing has been a powerful support to help welcome new people, get to know each other, and build community/sangha.

Following a brief period of mindful stretching/movement, we finish with a longer meditation (25-30 minutes) and final reflections on the teachings, sharing, Q&A, and announcements. Class participants are welcome to stay and engage with other members of the community or adjourn to a neighboring restaurant or coffee shop.

This space is inclusive, everyone is welcome, and we invite you to bring with you all aspects of yourself.

Learn more here: https://imcw.org/Calendar/Event-Calendar/EventId/3686/e/drop-in-class-livestreamed-19-apr-2020

**ONLINE** Mindfulness Meditation with Hugh Byrne

Needs a location

NOW ONLINE

The weekly Sunday morning (10:30 am to 12 noon) class begins with a welcome, short reflection on an aspect of the teachings, and includes an arriving meditation (15 minutes) that will often incorporate poems and may end with a reflection or question.

The opening meditation is followed by an invitation to each person to share their name and a few words (for example, what is alive for them right now or what their intention is for the class or the day). The sharing has been a powerful support to help welcome new people, get to know each other, and build community/sangha.

Following a brief period of mindful stretching/movement, we finish with a longer meditation (25-30 minutes) and final reflections on the teachings, sharing, Q&A, and announcements. Class participants are welcome to stay and engage with other members of the community or adjourn to a neighboring restaurant or coffee shop.

This space is inclusive, everyone is welcome, and we invite you to bring with you all aspects of yourself.

Learn more here: https://imcw.org/Calendar/Event-Calendar/EventId/3686/e/drop-in-class-livestreamed-19-apr-2020

Healing Our Hearts with Awareness and Compassion: A Mindfulness Retreat

Join Hugh and Rebecca in the beautiful Delphi Valley, County Mayo, in the west of Ireland to nourish your body, mind, heart, and spirit with practice, community, and adventure.

For the first half of the week, we will cultivate awareness and open our hearts through teachings of compassion, loving-kindness, and equanimity following traditional mindfulness practices—sitting meditation, movement, walking, and enjoying delicious organic, locally sourced meals. Our mornings will begin with movement and meditation flowing from the beauty of the fertile land and waters, with seamless practice supported throughout the day to cultivate renewal, calm, and healing.

The second half of the week will be spent exploring the scenic, spiritual, and welcoming west of Ireland, including visiting ancient monuments and other historical locations; relaxing in the spa; and doing whatever feeds your soul. Organized group and solo activities will be offered. Evenings will be spent with a group dinner to share our day and enjoy each other’s company.

Our retreats are shaped by our intention to immerse ourselves in the culture of where we are and to be open to the adventures that present themselves. This week will offer a balance of practice, rest, and play. We have discovered through leading and attending many retreats that traveling together and saying yes to life and its opportunities at the moment create a true connection with joy, lasting friendships, and gratitude for life’s abundance.

Take time for yourself on a solo adventure, bring a friend or a bunch, or focus on quality relationship time and bring your partner. Sign up for this life-affirming adventure to beautiful Ireland, you’ll be glad you did!

Learn more and register here: https://truenaturetravels.com/retreats/yoga-ireland-hugh-rebecca/

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