Announcements:

Registration has opened for our residential retreat in Maryland -- April 7-9, 2017. Use the button above to register! 

MINDFUL LIVING PROTECTS US AND HELPS US GO IN THE DIRECTION OF PEACE. WITH THE SUPPORT OF FRIENDS IN THE PRACTICE, PEACE HAS A CHANCE.
— THICH NHAT HANH

Our Mission

Opening Heart Mindfulness Community (OHMC) is a 501c(3) that offers support for learning and practicing mindfulness in a non-sectarian way. Our practices are based on the tradition of the Plum Village Community, and our teachings are inspired by a variety of individuals and groups including Thich Nhat Hanh and teachers from many other Zen, vipassana, and and other mindfulness based traditions.

We practice mindfulness to become calmer, more alive, and more genuine and to extend greater understanding and compassion. By practicing together we inspire each other to bring meditation and mindfulness into our daily lives.

We support and practice social action and inclusive community building. Rooted in our commitment to diversity, we operate with transparent democratic governance, generosity-based economics, and environmental sustainability.

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Mindfulness is being here now, with kindness and open hearted curiosity.

The Opening Heart Mindfulness Community is open to everyone and meets to practice sitting and walking meditation and discuss mindfulness-related topics every Monday,Wednesday, and Friday at Circle Yoga. We practice together in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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No previous mindfulness or meditation experience necessary.

 No registration is required, and there is no fee to attend. Donations are joyfully accepted to support this and other similar programs Sitting meditation can be done on the floor or in a chair. 

Upcoming Events

Taking refuge in the sangha means putting your trust in a community of solid members who practice mindfulness together. You do not have to practice intensively—just being in a sangha where people are happy, living deeply the moments of their days, is enough. Each person’s way of sitting, walking, eating, working, and smiling is a source of inspiration;and transformation takes place without effort.
— THICH NHAT HAHN