Interfaith teams gather in DC for Spring meditations March 11- June 25

Public invited to series of inerfaith spring meditations Photo: Spring Interfaith Meditation Gatherings

WASHINGTON,  March 8, 2013 – This Spring, twelve religious leaders from five diverse traditions have gathered in metro DC forming teams to lead authentic interfaith meditations. Designed to reduce stress, enhance individual wellness, and develop collective understanding across religious lines, six faith organizations sponsor these acclaimed events.
 
Regardless of faith or religious background, the meditations are open to all without charge. www.interfaithgatherings.org


The Spring schedule includes:
 
* Christian and Buddhist leaders guiding meditation together on:
Monday evening March 11, 2013 @ 7:30-8:45PM
Our Lady Queen of Peace
2700 South 19th Street, Arlington, VA
Co-leaders:
Dr. Terri Lynn Simpson - Washington National Cathedral
Ven. Bhante Pannawansa - Washington Buddhist Vihara
 
* Jewish and Christian leaders guiding meditation together on:
Thursday evening April 4, 2013 @ 7:00-8:15PM
First Christian Church
5802 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Co-leaders:
Rabbi Becca Gould - Congregation Beit Tikvah
Rev. Carol Cook - First Christian Church
 
* Sufi and Christian leaders guiding meditation together on:
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 @ 7:30-8:45PM
Cleveland Park Congregational Church UCC
3400 Lowell St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Co-leaders:
Sanaa Sharnoubi - Greater D.C. Sufi Community
John Osborne - Cleveland Park Congregational Church UCC
 
* Islamic and Baha’i leaders guiding meditation together on:
Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 11:00AM-12:30PM
D.C. Baha’i Center
5713 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Co-leaders:
Imam Faizul Khan - Islamic Society of the Washington Area
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt - D.C. Baha’i Community
 
* Christian and Jewish leaders guiding meditation together on:
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 7:30 - 8:45PM
Our Lady Queen of Peace
2700 South 19th Street, Arlington, VA
Co-leaders:
Rev. Dr. Kathy Dwyer - Rock Spring Congregational UCC, Arlington
Rabbi Jack Moline - Agudas Achim Conservative Jewish Congregation
 
* Jewish and Christian meditations led during church service:
Sunday, June 9, 2013 @ 10:00AM - 12:00 noon
Turner Memorial AME Church
7201 Sixteenth Place, Hyattsville, MD
Leader:
Andrew Stern, Founder - Interfaith Meditation Initiative
 
* Buddhist and Christian leaders guiding meditations together on:
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 7:30-8:30PM
Cathedral Crossroads, Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Avenue. NW, Washington, D.C.
Co-leaders:
Ven. Bhante Pannawansa - Washington Buddhist Vihara
Fr. Timothy Hickey, C.S.Sp. - Our Lady Queen of Peace, Arlington
 
Contact:
Andrew Stern, Founder
Interfaith Meditation Initiative
1629 K Street N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006
Andrew@InterfaithGatherings.org
(202) 212-9800

 

The above information provided by the Interfaith Meditation Intiative.  Please confirm dates and times.


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