Warm greetings; thank you for visiting us, and for your interest in pursuing mindfulness meditation in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. These offerings are available for those new to meditation, as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their practice. All are welcome.
Along with 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshops – offered in partnership with Valley Health’s Integrative Care Program – we offer a variety of Insight (Vipassana) classes, as well as daylong and residential meditation retreats throughout the valley and in the greater Washington D.C. area – all designed to help you reduce stress and pain (emotional and physical), and discover more calm, joy, and sense of well-being through the practice of mindfulness meditation.
While offering the teachings of Insight Meditation, we place great emphasis on the metta (loving-kindness) practices. Our hope is to guide you in nurturing even more kindness and compassion for yourself, others, and for all the situations you find yourself in throughout your life, through the heart-teachings and practices of mindfulness meditation.
With peace, Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) 8-Week Workshops
**Learn More: What is MBSR?
FALL: Two workshops offered in Winchester, VA
Sept. 17 – Nov. 5, Sundays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Dharma Studio
Sept. 22 – Nov. 10, Fridays, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Winchester Medical Center
*Daylong Retreat for both included: Oct. 28 in Stephens City, VA
SATURDAY DAYLONG MEDITATION RETREATS
**Learn More: What Is A Retreat Like?
RESIDENTIAL MEDITATION RETREATS – 3 & 5 Day
July 20-24, 2017, A 5-Day Meditation Retreat
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes
w/co-teachers Ruth King and Mary Aubry
Sevenoaks Retreat Center, Madison, VA
Aug. 25-27, 2017, Women’s Weekend Retreat
The Beauty of Beginning Again
Claymont Court Mansion
Charles Town, WV
TUESDAY NIGHT INSIGHT MEDITATION GROUP
Every Tuesday, 7-8:45 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley
Stephens City, VA
MEDITATION CLASSES & EVENTS
Mindfulness in Nature: A Guided Meditation Walk
Aug. 16, Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Blandy Experimental Farm at the Virginia Arboretum, Boyce, VA
Regular Guest Teacher at Jonathan Foust’s Class in Arlington, VA
Mondays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. (*This is a 200+-person class) *Please see schedule
Unitarian Universalist Church
Guest Teacher for Dr. Tara Brach
Wed., Oct. 18, 7:30-9 p.m.
River Road Unitarian Universalist Church