May 23, 2013 D.C. Contemplative Law Group gets new meeting location – Join us May 28
The D.C. Contemplative Law Group — whose meetings I have coordinated for nearly a year — has a new and improved meeting place, at the Insight Meditation Community’s Washington, D.C., location listed below. We previously met in our own reserved room at a restaurant that subsequently changed ownership and was not available to us for months due to renovation, so we found a new restaurant to meet at, but it did not have a separate and quiet enough room for us. Thanks deeply to our member who came up with the idea for this new location, and made it a reality.
If you are at all interested in mindfulness or meditation practice, and in an alternative to cutthroat relationships among lawyers, this is the place for you.
All lawyers, legal professionals, judges and law clerks are invited to join our monthly gatherings — usually held the last Tuesday of each month — starting with our inaugural meeting at the following date, time and location:
D.C. Contemplative Law Group, May 28, 7-8:30 p.m.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington, Second Floor
4708 Wisconsin Ave., NW (West side of Wisconsin Ave., between Chesapeake and Davenport Streets)
Washington, D.C. 20016
Space Donation: $10 or less per person (depending on how many people attend; the space donation is $60 for two hours).
Metro: Tenleytown (Exit on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue, and walk around 2 blocks up the street/hill)
Parking: Plentiful (on the side streets and at the garage at Whole Foods, behind the east side of Wisconsin Ave., just north of Albemarle St.)
Feel free to bring dinner, or not, from Whole Foods or another nearby eatery. I anticipate that most will bring dinner; one member was interested in going to a restaurant after we meet.
After brief introductions of one another, we will do twenty minutes of meditation guided by a member, followed by a guided group discussion, ordinarily overlapping the practice of law with mindfulness practice:
Not one who is big on traditional county and state bar association activities, I feel that these Contemplative Law Group gatherings are a great way to further powerfulness as a lawyer by furthering mindfulness practice while also better understanding that everyone is interconnected, and to use that understanding for a better advantage in serving clients.
Mindfulness and meditation by now are in the mainstream in society, where they always have belonged. Here is my blog entry on the June 2012 contemplative law retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery.
Please RSVP to me, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-495-7755, ext. 224, or else drop by unannounced. We already have at least eight attendees confirmed, from a cross section of government law, prosecution and criminal defense, law firm practice, public interest, a law school chaplain, and mediation and alternatives to lawyer practice.
I look forward to seeing attendees there.