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Monday - August 20, 2018
Week 34

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08/16/2018 9:00 AM - 08/20/2018 5:00 PM RE Booksorting - Parlor (Room 13/15)
6:30 PM-7:30 PM Mindfulness and Movement (Yoga) - Center Gallery

This 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 info@ritanaomi.com

7:30 PM-9:00 PM Buddhist Meditation Class - Sanctuary

meditation mindfulnessClasses focus on sitting and walking meditation, different aspects of the Buddha’s teachings, and how to bring the practice into everyday life. Classes generally include a guided meditation, a dharma talk and/or experiential exercise. While the classes complement one another, they are also structured as independent from each other – i.e., whatever class you are able to attend should be informative and useful in and of itself. No fee, but donations accepted. Instructor is Jonathan Foust of the Insight Meditation Community of  Washington. See Jonathan's website for more information and class schedule here.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Soul of Aging with Mary Pike - Welcome Room
2:00 PM-3:30 PM English Writing Improvement Class - Volunteer Room

The UUCA ESOL program provides free classes and conversation sessions geared to adult foreigners who are fairly proficient in English speaking and writing but seek language enrichment, grammar improvement, accent reduction, plus increased knowledge of American culture and idioms. Teacher-led classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Conversation-only sessions are offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

 ESOL includes an email-based English Writing Improvement Program assigns English writing coaches to those wishing to have their writing reviewed and improved. This is an evolving program that might include face-to-face meetings in person or via the Internet.

 ESOL also serves to introduce students to Unitarian Universalism and its place among other religions. ESOL students sometimes attend UUCAVA events and have even become members or friends.

 ESOL volunteer teachers and facilitators find their participation a joy rather than a burden, but occasionally we experience the need for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please contact Ric Blacksten (ESOL Chair), 703.980.5899, hricblacksten@gmail.com.

6:30 PM-8:00 PM S.M.A.R.T. - Room 10
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM DA Private Meeting, Amy - Room 14
7:00 PM-8:00 PM Debtors Anonymous (DA) - Parlor (Room 13/15)
8:45 PM-9:30 PM Buddhist After-Class Discussion and Mindful Dialog Group - Boardroom

Ray Manyoky and Tara Cassidy host a discussion group right 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. 

7:00 PM-8:00 PM Silent Meditation - Chapel
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Allyship Group with Diana Day and Ann Ulmschneider - Room 16