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Washington, D.C., Maryland, & Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C.

INTERFAITH GATHERINGS: Guided Meditation by Religious Leaders In Interfaith Teams

October 26, 2014 – Hosted by D.C. Baha’i Center, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Sanaa Sharnoubi (Greater D.C. Sufi Muslim community)
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt (Metro-D.C. Baha’ community)

June 8, 2014 – Hosted by the D.C. Baha’i Center, Washington, D.C.
Swamini Svatmavidyananda (Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam)
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt (Metro-D.C. Baha’i community)

April 6, 2014 – Hosted by Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, Washington, D.C.
Harry Chauss (Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington)
Reverend Ellen Jennings (Cleveland Park Congregational UCC)

April 8, 2014 – Hosted by George Washington University Indian Students’ Ass’n
Ani Rinchen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Chöling, Tibetan Buddhist Ctr.)
Sri Bhoopendra Prakash (Arya Samaj Hindu Organization)

March 31, 2014 – Hosted by The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Rabbi Gilah Langner (Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington)
Sister Ruth Harkins, IHM (Catholic University)

February 21, 2014 – Hosted by George Washington University Hillel, Washington, D.C.
Meraj Allahrakha (George Washington University Muslim Students’ Association)
Andrew Stern (Interfaith Meditation Initiative)

November 12, 2013 – Hosted by American University, Washington, D.C.
Father Carlos Quijano, O.P. (American University Catholic Chaplain)
Professor Surjit Mansingh (American University Sikh Chaplain)

October 27, 2013 – Hosted by Washington, D.C. Baha’i Center
Anna Tecson (Ekoji Buddhist Temple)
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt (Metro-D.C. Baha’i community)

September 24, 2013 – Hosted by American University, Washington, D.C.
Reverend Dr. Joseph Eldridge (University Chaplain of American University)
Venerable Bhante Uparatana (International Buddhist Center of Wheaton, MD)

June 25, 2013 – Hosted by Washington National Cathedral
Father Tim Hickey, C.S.Sp. (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Venerable Bhante Pannawansa (Washington Buddhist Vihara)

April 14, 2013 – Hosted by Washington, D.C. Baha’i Center
Imam Faizul Khan (Islamic Society of the Washington Area)
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt (Metro-D.C. Baha’i community)

April 9, 2013 – Hosted by Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, Washington, D.C.
John Osborne (Cleveland Park Congregational UCC)
Sanaa Sharnoubi (Greater D.C. Sufi Muslim Community)

October 28, 2012 – Hosted by Washington, D.C. Baha’i Center
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt (Metro-D.C. Baha’i community)
Ani Rinchen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Chöling, Tibetan Buddhist Ctr.)

September 24, 2012 – Hosted by Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, Washington, D.C.
Reverend Carol Flett (Episcopal Diocese of Washington)
Swamini Svatmavidyananda (Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam)

March 31, 2012 – Hosted by Temple Sinai, Washington, DC
Rabbi Jonathan Roos (Temple Sinai)
Deborah Ratner Helzer (Insight Meditation Community of Washington)

January 31, 2012 – Hosted by Cleveland Park Congregational Church, Washington, D.C.
Imam Haytham Younis (Islamic Center of Maryland)
Gregory Finch (Community of Reconciliation at Washington National Cathedral)

November 17, 2011 – Hosted by Community of Christ, Washington, DC
Pastor Wade Wallace; Rabbi Tamara Miller; and Joraver Singh, Rajdeep Singh & Ravi Singh

November 2, 2011 – Hosted by Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC
Deborah Ratner Helzer (Insight Meditation Community of Wash.) & Rabbi Becca Gould

October 8, 2011 – Hosted by Temple Sinai, Washington, DC
Ani Rinchen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Chöling, Tibetan Buddhist Center)
Andrew Stern (Interfaith Meditation Initiative)

September 27, 2011 – Hosted by Cleveland Park Congregational Church, Washington, D.C.
Rabbi Gilah Langer (Washington Jewish Healing Network)
Ani  Rinchen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Choling, Tibetan Buddhist Center)

June 13, 2011 – Hosted by Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, Washington, D.C.
Reverend Carole Crumley (Shalem Institute)
Rabbi Gilah Langner (Washington Jewish Healing Network)

May 24, 2011 – Hosted by Cleveland Park Congregational Church, Washington, D.C.
Reverend Ellen Jennings (Cleveland Park Congregational Church)
Andrew Stern (Interfaith Meditation Initiative)

December 2, 2010 – Hosted by Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, Washington, D.C.
Rabbi David Shneyer (Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community)
Klia Bassing (Insight Meditation Community of Washington)
Imam Johari Abdul-Malik

INTERFAITH MEDITATION RETREATS For Ordained and Lay Religious Leaders

November 4, 2010 – Hosted by St. Anselm’s Abbey, Washington, D.C
Father Simon McGurk (St. Anselm’s Abbey)
Venerable Bhante Pannawansa (Washington Buddhist Vihara)
Sr. Farhanahz Ellis (All Dulles Area Muslim Society)
Rabbi David Kuperman (Hevrat Shalom Congregation)

July 8, 2010 – Hosted by St. Anselm’s Abbey, Washington, D.C
Rabbi David Shneyer (Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community)
Father Simon McGurk (St. Anselm’s Abbey)
Dr. Handy Inthisan (Wat Thai D.C. Buddhist Monastery)
Swami Atmajnanananda (Vedanta Center DC)

INTERFAITH CONCERTS: Participatory Experiences Of Song and Chant

May 11, 2012 – Hosted by Cleveland Park Congregational UCC
Reverend Ellen Jennings (Cleveland Park Congregational UCC)
Mandira Sarkar (Washington Kali Temple)
Krishna Ramdas (Durga Temple of VA)
Rookundeen Ali (Islamic Society of the Washington Area)

MEDITATION WORKSHOPS

May 6, 2015 – Facilitated by Interfaith Meditation Initiative for the children at Mary House: providing transitional housing services, shelter and support programs to homeless and struggling families
www.MaryHouse

December 4, 2013 – Hosted by Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, D.C.
“Jewish Mindfulness Workshop for Jewish Clergy,” co-sponsored by Interfaith Meditation Initiative, Washington Board of Rabbis, Jewish Social Service Agency, Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington, and Adas Israel Congregation

June 24, 2013 – Facilitated by Interfaith Meditation Initiative for the children at Mary House: providing transitional housing services, shelter and support programs to homeless and struggling families
www.MaryHouse

MEDITATION PRESENTATIONS

November 16, 2014 – Hosted by Georgetown University Hindu Students’ Ass’n, Washington, D.C. Authentic Hindu, Christian & Muslim meditations, by Interfaith Meditation Initiative

November 6, 2014 – Hosted by Temple Sinai, Washington, D.C., in partnership with Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and Chevy Chase United Methodist Church. “Buddhist tenets and ethical crossroads with Judaism & Christianity,” by Interfaith Meditation Initiative

October 11, 2012 – Hosted by St. Alban’s Church, Washington, D.C. “Ways to Initiate and Sustain Local Interfaith Relations,” co-sponsored by Episcopal Diocese of Washington and Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. One of the six presentations by Interfaith Meditation Initiative

MARYLAND

INTERFAITH GATHERINGS: Guided Meditation by Religious Leaders In Interfaith Teams

May 7, 2015 – Hosted by The Meditation Museum, Silver Spring, MD
Ani Rinchen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Choling Tibetan Buddhist Temple)
Reverend Ellen Jennings (Cleveland Park Congregational UCC)
Sister Jenna (The Meditation Museum of the Brahma Kumaris)

May 14, 2014 – Hosted by Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Gaithersburg, MD
Waleed Ziad (International Cultural Center)
Rabbi Charles Arian (Kehilat Shalom Congregation)
Reverend Randy Lord-Wilkinson (Episcopal Church of the Ascension)

November 6, 2013 – Hosted by Kehilat Shalom, Gaithersburg, MD
Imam Bashar Arafat (Civilizations Exchange & Cooperation Foundation)
Reverend Randall Lord-Wilkinson (Episcopal Church of the Ascension)
Rabbi Charles Arian (Kehilat Shalom)

April 4, 2013 – Hosted by First Christian Church Baltimore
Reverend Carol Cook (First Christian Church Baltimore)
Rabbi Becca Gould (Congregation Beit Tikvah)

November 18, 2012 – Hosted by Turner Memorial AME Church, Hyattsville, MD
Guided Jewish and Christian meditations with Andrew Stern

April 7, 2012 – Hosted by Sanctuary Retreat Center, Beallsville, MD
Rabbi David Shneyer (Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community)
Andrew Stern (Interfaith Meditation Initiative)

INTERFAITH MEDITATION RETREATS For Ordained and Lay Religious Leaders

May 13, 2015 – Hosted by Sanctuary Retreat Center, Beallsville, MD
Imam Faizul Khan (Islamic Society of the Washington Area)
Father Tom Ryan, CSP (North American Paulist Center)
Rabbi David Shneyer (Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community)
Ani Rinhen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Choling Tibetan Buddhist Temple)
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt (Metro-D.C. Baha’i community)

May 13, 2013 – Hosted by Sanctuary Retreat Center, Beallsville, MD
Venerable Bhante Uparatana (International Buddhist Center)
Rabbi David Shneyer (Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community)
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt (Metro-D.C. Baha’i community)
Reverend Ellen Jennings (Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ)
Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi (World Organization for Resource Development & Education)

April 14, 2010 – Hosted by Sanctuary Retreat Center, Beallsville, MD
Rabbi David Shneyer (Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community)
Father Timothy Hickey (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Venerable Bhante Pannawansa (Washington Buddhist Vihara)
Dr. Gayanendra Mahapatra (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

INTERFAITH CONCERTS: Participatory Experiences Of Song and Chant

June 27, 2010 – Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda, MD
Robyn Helzner (6th and I Street Synagogue)
Br. Stephan Waligur (Songs of Peace)
Mandira Sarkar& Krishna Ramdas
Rooknudeen Ali (Islamic Society of the Washington Area)

VIRGINIA

INTERFAITH GATHERINGS: Guided Meditation by Religious Leaders In Interfaith Teams

July 31, 2017 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Dr. Sanaa Sharnoubi (Greater D.C. Sufi Muslim community)
Ani Rinchen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Choling, Tibetan Buddhist Ctr.)

July 25, 2016 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Father Timothy Hickey, C.S.Sp. (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Rabbi Tamara Miller (George Washington University)

June 27, 2016 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Father Timothy Hickey, C.S.Sp. (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Ani Rinchen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Choling, Tibetan Buddhist Ctr.)

April 27, 2015 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Father Timothy Hickey, C.S.Sp. (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Rabbi Tamara Miller (George Washington University)

November 16, 2014 – Hosted by Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, Falls Church, VA
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt (Metro-D.C. Baha’i community)
Waleed Ziad (World Organization for Resource Development & Education)

November 10, 2014 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace, Arlington, VA
Father Timothy Hickey, C.S.Sp. (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Ani Rinchen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Choling, Tibetan Buddhist Ctr.)

May 12, 2014 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace, Arlington, VA
Rabbi Mark Novak (MinyanOneg Shabbat)
Father Timothy Hickey, C.S.Sp. (Our Lady Queen of Peace)

April 27, 2014 – Hosted by Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, Falls Church, VA
Reverend Trish Hall (Celebration Center for Spiritual Living)
Rabbi Gilah Langner (Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington)
Ani Rinchen Khandro (KunzangPalyulChöling, Tibetan Buddhist Ctr.)

October 7, 2013 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace, Arlington, VA
Father Timothy Hickey, C.S.Sp. (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Rabbi Gilah Langner (Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington)

April 29, 2013 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace, Arlington, VA
Rabbi Jack Moline (AgudasAchim Congregation)
Reverend Dr. Kathy Dwyer (Rock Spring Congregational UCC )

March 11, 2013 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace, Arlington, VA
Dr. Terri Lynn Simpson (Washington National Cathedral)
Venerable Bhante Pannawansa (Washington Buddhist Vihara)

November 12, 2012 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace
Dr. Sanaa Sharnoubi (Greater D.C. Sufi Muslim community)
Andrew Stern (Interfaith Meditation Initiative)

November 4, 2012 – Hosted by India International School, Chantilly, VA
Dr. Dhanajaya Kumar (India International School)
Rabbi Gilah Langner (Jewish Mindfulness Center at Adas Israel)

October 22, 2012 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Nicole Meister (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Venerable Bhante Pannawansa (Washington Buddhist Vihara)

May 21, 2012 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Swamini Svatmavidyananda (Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam)
Father Tim Hickey, C.S.Sp. (Our Lady Queen of Peace)

March 12, 2012 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Father Tuck Grinnell (St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church)
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt (Metro-D.C. Baha’i community)

December 5, 2011 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Ani Rinchen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Chöling) & Rabbi Becca Gould

October 17, 2011 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Dr. Dhanajaya Kumar (India International School) & Rabbi Becca Gould

June 21, 2011 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Reverend Karen Moore (The United Methodist Church)
Rabbi David Kuperman (Hevrat Shalom Congregation)

May 18, 2011 – Hosted by Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Hae In Ernest Lissabet Sunim (Bo Hyun Sa Temple)
Rabbi Leila Berner (Kol Ami Reconstructionist Community)

May 2, 2011 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Dale Lupu (Fabrangen Independent Havurah)
Nicole Meister (Our Lady Queen of Peace)

April 11, 2011 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Father Tim Hickey, C.S.Sp., Our Lady Queen of Peace
Andrew Stern, Interfaith Meditation Initiative

March 21, 2011 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Ani Rinchen Khandro (Kunzang Palyul Chöling, Tibetan Buddhist Center)
Reverend Carole A. Crumley (Shalem Institute)

October 18, 2010 – Hosted by Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Sr. Farhanahz Ellis (All Dulles Area Muslim Society)
Reverend Timothy Hickey (Our Lady Queen of Peace, Arlington, VA)
Hae In Ernest Lissabet Sunim (Taegojong Washington Sangha)

September 28, 2010 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Father Timothy Hickey (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Sr. Farhanahz Ellis (All Dulles Area Muslim Society)
Venerable Bhante Pannawansa (Washington Buddhist Vihara)

May 26, 2010 – Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
Father Timothy Hickey (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Venerable Bhante Pannawansa (Washington Buddhist Vihara)
Cantor Larry Paul (6th and I Street Synagogue)

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"I've co-led two interfaith meditation events, each time with Jewish and Muslim faith leaders...I connected with the devotion of my colleagues, and the language of their meditations became a portal for me to a place beyond words.” Reverend Randy Lord-Wilkinson, Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Maryland; IMI meditation co-leader