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1. Kadampa Meditation Center DC - OFFERING IN PERSON AND ONLINE CLASSES

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Kadampa Meditation Center DC - OFFERING IN PERSON AND ONLINE CLASSES
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 1200 Canal St SW, Washington, DC 20024, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7PM

Telephone: +1 202-430-6540

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Kelsang Pagma: Beautiful and very blessed! A truly incredible place to contemplate and meditate on heartfelt and practical teachings from Gen Demo and other Teachers while making connections with others traveling spiritual paths.

Robert Wolski: We had a wonderful time. Everyone was very nice, and made us feel very comfortable and welcome with it being our first visit.
Response: Thank you for checking us out and for the nice comment :)

Sara Blackburn: I went on a weekend retreat to KMC DC and it was wonderful. It was worth the drive down from Philadelphia. The temple is beautiful and easy to access. It is a very open place with welcoming people. The teachings and meditations were uplifting and contemporary. I was able to take what was taught and apply it to my life. It is a good place to go to heal and grow.

Resident Teacher: I went to this temple for its Grand Opening weekend, which was quite impressive. The external appearance is modest but clean, with a little nice landscaping (and the ornaments on the roof, which are spectacular). The meditation hall is what really shines about the building, and the community is small but welcoming, and professional. If you're looking for a place to learn about some meditation of the Buddhist variety in the DC area, this is a great one in the SW quadrant of the city.

Amy Buttell: Kadampa Meditation Center - DC offers a quiet oasis of peace from stress and conflict. Located in the vibrant SW, near to the National’s Ballpark, KMC-DC offers a wide variety of classes, retreats and chanted prayers. Gen Demo, the resident teacher, provides profound teachings with grace and humor that directly apply to modern life. I moved to the DC area in May and found KMC-DC very welcoming. Every time I attend a class or retreat, I learn methods that I can immediately apply to my life to help reduce stress and anxiety. I’m very happy to be a part of this community and hope that thousands more in the DC area will learn about us and benefit from the timeless nature of Buddha’s teachings.

M D: Literally my new favorite place. The wisdom is life giving.
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William Toriello: The Teacher, Gen Demo, gave practical teachings that opened my mind. I walked away with some profound teachings that I was able to take home and continue to use as a morning meditation. The guided meditations were very inspiring giving me the feeling of inner peace. Her teachings are light, to the point and mixed with humor.

Christine Hoese: My husband and I began attending the DC mediation ctr in January as a new year's resolution to cleanse our minds and souls. Gen Demo's teachings have and continue to offer us both a great deal of spiritual advice on how to live a more peaceful life through meditation practices. By offering our kindness and generosity towards others, we learn to be better people. Our Thursday and Friday nights are no longer spent drinking at a bar. As a couple we now look forward to our meditation sessions and life teachings presented to us by our lovely Buddhist teacher Gen Demo. We even discuss that evening's mediation topic on our walk back to our house. Very productive and enriching way of life in this new year. Glad we're off to a good start.

Andre Douglas: Helping me find what I've been seeking my adult life. That's Inner Peace.
Response: Right on Andre! Thank you :)

Eli Campbell: This Meditation Center is great, and with locations across the DC Area from Capitol Hill to Adams Morgan their classes are really easy to catch any day of the week! The teachers are knowledgeable and work with you to find your personal path, and the seasonal workshops are always a treat if you can make it!

2. IMCW Center for Mindful Living

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IMCW Center for Mindful Living
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 4708 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016, United States

Telephone: +1 202-986-2922

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Review: "Wonderful meditation center."

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Jeanie Bridwell: Meditation classes & practice for every stage and groups so that everyone feels a sense of belonging. Practicing kindness in a world of sometimes strangling judgment. A welcome breath of fresh spiritual air.

Roger Myers: Hugh Byrnes - and Insight Meditation of Washington... Sunday at 10:30 Weekdays at 7:30 Lots of workshops, counselling, massage etc.

Susan M: Thank you for all the lessons and growth experienced with Tara, Jonathan, Hugh, La, etc. I appreciate all that you do. 🙏🏼

Paulette Paglia: Wonderful meditation center. Very blessed it's close to home.
Response: Thanks Paulette! so glad you are near.

3. Science of Spirituality Meditation Center

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Science of Spirituality Meditation Center
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 2950 Arizona Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, United States

Schedule: Temporarily closed

Telephone: +1 202-810-9780

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Ashraf Abdelghany, MD: It’s a wonderful place for meditation and meeting people who share the same interest!

Nau Nz: Interesting place, friendly people and good food.

Kay Happy: Welcoming. Comfortable. Inspiring messages.

4. Art of Living Foundation

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Art of Living Foundation
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Classes
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 2401 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Telephone: +1 202-332-5433

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Review: "This is the best place to learn Breathwork and meditation."

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Jaya Patil: My second home! Due to large meditation gathering happening here, one can experience the immediate shift in the mental state and become so centered and peaceful! Super clean and delicious food! Dedicated teachers and volunteers. I learnt my Sky Breath meditation here and practice it every single day for my own well-being, helps me to be in right mental state, boosts my energy and most of all I’m Happy.

Vandana Jain: The experience of SKY breath meditation and the many many silent retreats taken here and now online through the center has been such an anchor and a boon in my life. Not only mine but my whole family’s well being has considerably improved. We are much better people thanks to the wisdom and programs organized and offered here! This place is a gem!

Rahul Gulati: A serene, calm and beautiful sanctuary In the midst of a very busy DC district. I have been fortunate to attend several life impacting meditation and silence retreats at this location. Love the volunteer staff who do their best to take every possible care of you when you are attending the programs.

Raksha Rupani: I have done the SKY breath meditation and silent retreats at this beautiful and serene center and have experienced profound change in myself. I practice SKY meditation everyday and feel very peaceful, energized, and rejuvenated. I highly recommend it. I have also taken their online courses few times and find them very convenient, from the comfort of my home.

Shiva R: Been here several times both in person and have experienced their online courses as well. They are truly retreats!! The two programs that I frequent to this place is for SKY Breath Meditation workshops and the Silence Retreats. While the SKY Breath meditation blew my mind literally, helped me discover that Breath has so much secrets that just by attending to this key source of energy that we could heal from our past (to the extent that I could quit smoking and alcohol that I was addicted to) and start afresh a new life living in the moment with dignity and smile in spite of challenges. Then came my next step of Silence that I was guided into over a retreat weekend, that rejuvenated my overall being (Body and Mind). First it cleansed all my pent up feelings, fears and emotions and that's when I became aware that these are the ones that was driving me so far and that was not my true Self. Then I felt as though got re-connected to my authentic self and that thick cloud cleared to have the uninterrupted vision of the blue vast sky. From then on I let my this newly found authentic self drive me not those negative emotions, feelings and fears and I keep repeating the Silence retreats so I do not accumulate stress and negativity any more. Not just that, they also have a beautiful community of teachers and volunteers that share a plenty of knowledge to stay grounded on who we really are. Thank you Art of Living Foundation for this wonderful gift to the humanity! You have a great body of knowledge and I would ever be grateful for having received this in my life!!

poornima sharma: SKY breathing has helped me a lot in many ways including physical and emotional wellbeing. I am glad that I got an opportunity to take the program that has changed my life and my perspective about life. The regular home practice helps me to save my mind and be energized on daily basis.

Arun Yagnamurthy: I really enjoyed the SKY breath meditation workshop - it’s my favorite breath based and meditation program. It’s completely changed the way I approach my life and manage my mind and emotions. I highly recommend anyone interested in breathing or meditation to check this out!

anirudha singh: It is an outstanding place for learning Sudarshan kriya yoga (SKY) rhythmic breathing, meditation, and yoga. Their programs are offered to all ages, including children. I have done several programs here, and I came out with so much positivity, peace, happiness, and dynamism every time. What I like the most is their authenticity and care for our well-being.

Manasi Shinde: Great place amidst the capital city hustle, and yet has a serene and calming vibe. The breathing and meditation practices taught there are still a part of my daily routine leaving me stress-free, relaxed and able to take on any challenges in my workplace and personal life.

Naresh Thakur: The techniques taught in Art of living courses specially Sky technique is very helpful in overall well being of body, breath and mind and bringing balance in all three… In quick 20 minutes practice you can recharge you whole body system for rest of the day.. easy to follow the techniques..

5. Arlington Meditation

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Arlington Meditation
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 5655 Columbia Pike #200, Falls Church, VA 22041, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: +1 703-354-8071

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Selin Ovadiya: I joined this meditation 5 years ago and honestly that was the best thing I have ever done for myself and my family. My stress level has come down tremendously and I was able improve my relationships in all areas of my life. Most importantly my viewpoint towards life has changed and that itself changed my attitude and healed everything. I am forever grateful.
Response: Hi, Selin! Thank you for your review! We've been so happy to have you here and see you transforming to True self. Let's go and live in the land of Truth!

sun chu: Highly recommended! The method itself is life-changing. I've become more true to myself, to the people in my life and have been able to embrace life more truly, experiencing the peace, clarity and enlightenment that I've only heard about before. The practice gave me a clear direction in the purpose, the steps and directions so it was very easy to follow along and practice.The open hours and scheduling of a class is also very flexible so it was very easy and convenient to upkeep a consistent practice in my meditation. The guides are also very sincere, patient and full of wisdom. Through the online classes that are being offered now, it's even become more convenient and helpful to meditate. I'm very grateful to the method and the community here at Arlington Meditation. Thank you!
Response: Sun, thank you for your kind review! I hope more people will receive benefits from practicing this meditation. Let's work together!

Shiraz Nasiri: I have tried different types of meditation in the past with very minute effects. I was more than pleasantly surprised in the changes this mediation had upon me. I have had issues with short temper and patience levels since my early teens and at this point in my life, I know I am in more control of these two issues by having a happier mind. They were detrimental to my relationships and my health! My family and friends have noticed the change too and have questioned what I am doing! This meditation method has really shown me that there is hope for anyone. If you have not already tried it, I personally recommend that you should. You will see the difference! I am eternally grateful - thank you, Arlington Meditation!
Response: Thanks for your sincere mind. Very touching. Always welcome again with your whole family and kids.

Faye Davis: When dealing with life's ups and downs or the daily stresses of life, this meditation method delivers results that make a difference. What a relief it was for me to discovered the keys to living stress free!!
Response: Hi, Faye! We've so blessed to have you in our meditation since the beginning. Thank you for your dedication and review. Let's live a stress-free life in the land of Truth!

Rosmery Vega: This meditation is the best and only way to reach true hapiness. With their amazing method, I have seen a miracle, and amazing changes on our lives, for myself, and my three children. Before this meditation I had tried many things to change, to know why I was feeling like everything, was bothering me. I felt like something was missing. After this meditation, and through the self-reflection method, I have learned how my past experiences affect my present. Through the method, I felt as if my pain and suffering was taken away from my shoulders. This meditation is a real path of healing and I am free from shame, guilt, pain, and suffering. My life, and my children’s, are now full of joy and hapiness, all thanks to the arlignton meditation center.

Maasoomeh Pouravsz: I am really thankful to Arlington Meditation. This meditation has changed my life in so many positive ways. Through this meditation, I learned how to get rid of my negative thoughts, increase my concentration, and be more accepting of myself and others. I recommend this Meditation to everyone. This is the best method to find your true self.

Jamin Koo: People describe me as a positive person who smiles often and is friendly. I am very happy and cannot easily recall the last time I was stressed or depressed despite having a demanding job as an attorney, often described as one of the unhappiest professions. My friends ask me how. I say, “meditate.” I have not always been a happy person. Before I started meditation, I had been occupied with stress and unnecessary worries. I had always been worrying about negative future consequences of everything based on what-ifs. What if this project fails... What if I cannot make a lot of money… What if this person does not like me or what I did… My mind had become so busy that I could not have rested or enjoyed anything in life. And the mental anguish had affected me physically—I had suffered from frequent shortness of breath. I fortunately met this meditation, providing a systematic, step-by-step method. The knowledgeable and warmhearted meditation instructors guided my meditation based on my specific experience and needs often in a one-on-one session. Through self-reflection, I learned how my experiences have shaped me—my thoughts, my emotions, and my actions—and how they will continue to affect and control me. What had caused my pain were rooted in my experiences: For instance, I was able to recall many moments when I saw my parents and other people praising successful people and at those times I repeatedly told myself “be successful”; I had always been torturing myself with the never-ending yearning for success and recognition and had feared about not accomplishing my goals. Practicing this meditation has helped me free myself from these preoccupations. I am no longer trapped in those worries for things that may or may not come. Rather, I simply put all my efforts in carrying out actions. This freedom from self-induced expectations and stress has led to a happier life. Undoubtedly, without the baggage full of burden, I feel much lighter mentally and physically. Although I have never written any Google reviews, I felt compelled to share my experience given how much benefits I received. Stop by Arlington Meditation and learn the key to living a happy life. What happens may go beyond your imagination!

Kyle Reeb: Nothing has helped me or changed my life the way meditation has. I recomend this to anyone and everyone struggling with the daily hardships of living. Before I started meditation I was anxious, depressed, and in pain all the time. I feel better now than I ever have before since starting this meditation. Highly recommend

Cliff W Lee: I didn't' know that I was living in the jail of my own mind world until I met this meditation. No doubt that was why my life was of agony and suffering like many others. From this meditation I'm enjoying liberation and freedom now. Looking back, I was like a zombie. Compared to the past, now I am an angel. I appreciate this meditation.

Jupitor Saturn: In less than two weeks after starting, my level of concentration increased ten fold and a couple of weeks later I began to fall asleep easily because I stopped reviewing what happened "today" and what I needed to do for "tomorrow" before I went to sleep. I've done this all my life! Often I feel lighter after a session. Small things don't bother me so much any more. I also have recovered memories that I thought were long gone. Bonus! This is the real deal. I didn't know whether this method was right for me until I attended an overview session and gave it a try for three weeks. I'm so glad and better off that I did. I've done this for two years and I'm close to the end of the process. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to live a happier life.

6. Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museums

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Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museums
Location
4.5
Prices
4.4
Classes
4.4
Facilities
4.4
Teachers
4.4

Address: 9525 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12:30PM Sat

Telephone: +1 301-660-0065

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Review: "Nice free meditation classes."

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alapati venkatesh: A quiet place on a busy street to have some quiet time. The displays were very good. Good place to learn meditation.

T L: Nice free meditation classes. Great for someone the is new into the meditation and is trying to learn to meditate.

Thomas Dooley: Been a part of this group over 10 years. What I have learned that peace is inside of me and through meditation I learn how to tap into it.

Sameer Jain: The classes and events offered in the museum help you understand Who You truly are with practical tips to implement and thereby adding a greater value to your day to day life. The museum has exhibits of different religions and faith traditions which fosters a greater understanding of other cultures and faiths.

M B: Artificial, sterile, unfriendly, unwelcoming, cold environment.

Umesh Kashkari: This is our 2nd year since we started attending sunday classes at Tysons and apart from that have attended many other classes both at Tysons and Meditation Museum, MD. Very refreshing and one learns a lot as regards day to day life, dealing with the people, serving others etc.,

Jenna Claesen: Their free events/talks are wonderful! If you are looking for a moment of peace...if you are looking to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you, this is a good place to begin. The address listed on google is old, so be sure to go to their website for info.

vijay mehta: I visited this place a few years ago and took RajYoga course. Since then I visited on many occasions at both Silver Spring and Tyson Corner centers. It offers many useful techniques of meditation which is helpful in daily life. It is run by friendly and experienced staff.

Usha Gollapalli: This is a wonderful place that taught me to see the good in others, how to perform service, and, in general how to be a more peaceful person. I definitely recommend coming here to learn more about meditation!

R W: I would not classify the Meditation Museum as a museum since there is very little artwork to behold; however, from my visits, it is clear that it is an introduction into the New Age belief system via the workshops offered and general philosophies.