What we're about

Are you searching for meaning in your life?
Have you ever felt happiness in your life...
...never lasts?

This Buddhist group has a great positive, multi-cultural atmosphere that helps people search for the answer to life's biggest questions.

Through the teachings of Buddha we understand better the direction our life needs to take in order to find the purpose of life.

We offer meetups to discuss how to obtain an absolute form of happiness.

I hope you'll stop by and attend a meeting when you have a chance!
Below, you'll find some more information about what Buddhism is all about as well as our contact info and location.

In Buddhism, we learn that there are two kinds of joy.

Relative Happiness

All the happiness we know is called Relative Happiness.
Money, status, fame, wealth, family, friends, and our loved ones are all included in this category.
Politics, economics, medicine, and the arts also try to provide us with Relative happiness.
We seek for this type of happiness day in, day out hoping we can attain true satisfaction from it.

Absolute Happiness

We are all seeking for a happiness which will truly last.
This kind of happiness is called Absolute Happiness.
The purpose of life is to attain it as quickly as possible while still alive.

Learn more at our meetups and check out some of our topics:
The Law of Cause and Effect
Six Good Deeds that Bring Happiness
Mirror of Truth
Dark Mind is the Root Cause of Suffering

What our Meetup Group is about: Learning the meanings of life taught in Buddhism.
Who is best to join: Who wants to learn the meanings of life from Buddhism.
Why you've better to join: Because you can learn its answer, and also you can share it.
What you can expect: You can learn Buddhism from basic in class or one on one.

Upcoming events (5+)

Meditation Community of Herndon/Reston - Practicing mindfulness in community

Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church

Feeling stressed? Here's a great opportunity to reduce stress by practicing mindful meditation in community with one another. Each week one of our facilitators (professionally trained in mindfulness and meditation) will lead the group in a formal meditation practice and lead discussions on the fundamental principles of mindfulness. Mindfulness teaches us how to use present-moment awareness to understand how our habits in thinking and reacting can negatively affect our emotional and social well-being. Mindfulness and meditation can help reduce stress and improve relationships, so join us! You are welcome to bring a cushion or yoga mat, and we have plenty of chairs for sitting meditation. Enter the church building through the Church Office door, located right behind a large bell.

Nonviolent Communication Class

Unity of Fairfax

Nonviolent Communication (aka NVC or Compassionate Communication) is based on the principles of nonviolence—the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature, and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same basic human needs, and that each of our actions is a strategy to meet one or more of those needs. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection, and conflict resolution; and these are the goals of the class. This 6-week class will be held from January 15 to February 26, with no class on February 19. Unity Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) Elective Credit is available for those seeking it. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nonviolent-communication-tickets-53657345565 Contact: Rev. Russell Heiland ([masked])

Mindful 365 Sitting Group

Unity of Fairfax

• What we'll do Whether you already have a meditation practice or you'd like to cultivate one, most people find that meditating in community strengthens their practice. If the idea of being part of a meditation sangha is appealing to you, whether you have a practice or not currently, please consider joining the 365 Mindful meditation sitting group. We'll come together monthly to practice together, share our experiences, and learn new practices. Our focus will be on mindfulness meditation. Meditations and discussions will support clarifying intentions toward embodying spirituality, deepening presence, acceptance, and awareness, and the practical matter of building a positive practice habit while being supported by a community. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. The group will be led by Stacey Guenther, who was has been teaching mindfulness since 2010. She currently teaches a 3-credit course at George Mason called Meditation, Mindfulness, and Stress Management, and is completing mindfulness meditation teacher certification training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. She's committed to this path, which has been transformational for her. • What to bring • Important to know Please go to the link below to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindful-365-sitting-group-2019-tickets-53822237762 • What to bring • Important to know

22 Proven Processes That Will Improve Your Point of Attraction

This hands-on experiential class will explore proven processes that have been found to enhance individual spiritual growth and help individuals who struggle with debt, relationships, and other life challenges. The processes are based on the Law of Attraction principles found in “Ask and It Is Given—Learning to Manifest Your Desires,” written by Esther and Hicks as a translation of the nonphysical entity called Abraham. The book (“Ask and it is Given”) contains 22 proven processes that will improve your point of attraction. The classes will not convey interpretations on or of the teachings of Abraham, but will deliver and discuss the 22 processes. Processes include, The Prosperity Game, The Process of Meditation, Evaluating Dreams, Pivoting, The Focus Wheel Process, Releasing Resistance to Become Free of Debts, and more. This class will provide participants with a tangible process that can be incorporated into daily activities allowing for expansion of their creative life. The New Thought concept of the Law of Attraction is rooted in ideas that come from various philosophical and religious traditions. In particular, it has been inspired by Hermeticism, New England transcendentalism, specific verses from the Bible, and Hinduism. New Thought authors often quote certain verses from the Bible in the context of the Law of Attraction. An example is Mark 11:24: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” This monthly program is facilitated by John Kell, a retired banker and professional sign maker whose passion for a particular Unity principle—"We create our life experiences through our way of thinking”—translates into abundance and prosperity. Registration for this class is free, and participants are encouraged to make a suggested donation of $20 at the class. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/22-proven-processes-that-will-improve-your-point-of-attraction-tickets-53657173049

Past events (207)

Nonviolent Communication Class

Unity of Fairfax

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