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Fresh-ish Off The Boat:  A Mindfulness Daylong for Immigrant and First Generation People of Color,
with La Sarmiento and Sebene Selassie

November 11, 2017 • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM • Fees: Base $75, Mid $85, Sponsor $95

The base offering covers direct expenses for this event. Your payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW). Scholarships are available. Please apply early as funds are limited.

As immigrant and first generation people of color, our sense of belonging is often split between two worlds as we honor and respect where we’ve come from as well as navigate a new life and culture in the US. The Buddhadharma can offer us a way to come home to ourselves with compassion and understanding for the complexities of our lives.
This daylong is an opportunity for reflection, practice, and dialogue around what it means to be an immigrant or first generation person of color awakening through teachings and practices rooted in ancient wisdom traditions. The day will include time for guided mindfulness and heart meditations, movement, relational practices, and community building.
Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome!
Registration Information
For more information, email: lasarmiento108@gmail.com

Crossings’ Director Acupuncturist Alaine Duncan and Acupressure Therapist Cathy Miller just had a research paper published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  The paper describes a year-long Restore & Renewâ Wellness Clinic offered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for hospital caregivers. We offered ear acupuncture, clinical acupressure and Zero Balancingâ.  Our hope was that by helping these noble caregivers find more relaxed and calm alertness, we could undo, soften, and release the trauma of war – in them and for everyone they touched. The number we are proudest of is a striking finding on the possible impact we had on patient care. Among those who visited the wellness clinic nine or more times, 75% strongly agreed that they experienced more compassion with patients as a result of clinic participation. When health care providers of war-wounded patients are given opportunities to experience more balance and wellness, this evaluation suggests that they may have the potential to “spread” their wellness to their co-workers and their patients.  We couldn’t have asked for more.  Read it here:



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