One Day Retreat with Ven. Suwed

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Date(s) - 05/16/2015

Meditation Center of DC


You don’t have to journey to exotic place to get meditation retreat. We can help you to connect with yourself and the natural world inside the city. We will practice sitting meditations at our center and practice two-mile walking meditation at natural park nearby if weather permits us. This one day retreat offers multiple meditation sessions, stretching exercise, and personal time. After each guided session,  we offer opportunities to ask questions and discuss ways to integrate experiences into daily life.

LP Suwed-1Teaching Monk: Venerable Suwed Pathammavanso began practicing meditation with MDC 8 years ago. He has been a monk for three years and has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in the UK, Switzerland, the US, and Thailand. He recently participated in 5 strenuous Walking Meditations for 30 days each in Thailand. Through his personal experience on the walking and sitting meditation, he has profound knowledge on meditation and would like to share his insight with everyone.

Location: Meditation Center of D.C. and if weather permits us, we will practice walking meditation after lunch time

Tentative Timetable

9:00 am  Introduction

9:45 am  Meditation Session (#1)

10:45 am Meditation experience sharing and Q&A

11:15  am Lunch

12:00 pm Walking Meditation if weather permits

2:00 pm  Meditation Session (#2)

2:45 pm  Meditation experience sharing and Q&A

3:00 pm  Tea Break and Stretching Exercise

3:30 pm  Meditation Session (#3)

4:30 pm  Meditation experience sharing and Q&A

5:00 pm  Finish

**Note that Walking meditation  from 12-2pm is optional. For those who prefers to stay at MDC, we will have silent meditation in the meditation hall during that time

What to bring

Dress in WHITE or light-colored clothing that allows you to comfortably sit and stretch. If you have your favorite meditation cushion, please feel free to bring it in. Should you want to do the walking meditation, please bring your walking shoe.

Suggested Donation: $10   If you would like to make a contribution to the center, you can make check payable to MDC.

Wait List: Attendance at this retreat is on a “first come, first served” basis. We have a maximum capacity of 20 persons

Meals: The meals are both vegetarian and non vegetarian (chicken) and served buffet style. You may choose to bring some of your own food; there are microwave and refrigerator to store your food.

If you have special dietary requirements, or any other questions, please contact us via email at


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