CLASSES & EVENTS

* Mindful Nature Walk

Sunday December 3, 2017 - From 1 pm until 3 pm

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* "The Five Mindfulness Trainings" Class
-- New Class --

5 Thursday Evenings
Nov. 2 - Dec. 7, 2017
Suggested donation: $15 per session

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(703) 938-1377

* "Deep Relaxation and Healing Movements" Class
-- New Class --

3 Monday Evenings
Nov. 13, 20 & 27, 2017
Tuition: $60

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(703) 938-1377



"The Five Mindfulness Trainings" CLASS

In Five Sessions

Dates: Thursday evenings from November 2nd to December 7th, 2017 (No presentation November 23rd)
Time: 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The presentation starts after the regular sitting meditation.
Location: In the Chapel of UUCF, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA

Cost: $15 suggested per session

To register, please call (703) 938-1377 or

Starting Thursday November 2nd, 2017 after the regular guided meditation, we will present the Five Mindfulness Trainings for six Thursday evenings. Since the MPCF is closed on Thanksgiving November 23rd, the last presentation will be on December 7th.

The Five Mindfulness Trainings represent the vision of all our spiritual ancestors for a global spirituality and ethic. They are a concrete expression of a path of wisdom and true love, leading to healing, transformation, and happiness for ourselves and for the world. To practice the Five Mindfulness Trainings is to cultivate a way of life which can remove all discrimination, intolerance, anger, fear, and despair. Following this way of life, we are not lost in confusion about our life in the present or in fears about the future.

A ceremony will be held on Saturday morning January 6th, 2018 to transmit the Trainings for those who would like to take these trainings to their hearts and practice them with the support of a practicing community. If you have already studied and practiced the Five Mindfulness Trainings, please come and share with us the fruits as well as challenges of your practice in light of these trainings.

If you cannot be there for the guided meditation at 7:30pm but would like to hear about the Five Mindfulness Trainings, please plan to arrive at 8 pm.

  • November 2: Introduction and The First Mindfulness Training
  • November 9: The Second Mindfulness Training
  • November 16: The Third Mindfulness Training
  • November 30: The Fourth Mindfulness Training
  • December 7: The Fifth Mindfulness Training

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“When someone asks, "Do you care? Do you care about me? Do you care about life? Do you care about the Earth? ", the best way to answer is to practice the Five Mindfulness Trainings. This is to teach with your actions and not just with words. If you really care, please practice these mindfulness trainings for your own protection and for the protection of other people and species. If we do our best to practice, a future will be possible for us, our children, and their children.”

From “For A Future To Be Possible” by Thich Nhat Hanh