Where to Meditate

Great options for meditation in the Washington area

By: Mollie Reilly

Want to learn meditation? Here are places that offer classes. Visit the Web sites for schedules and prices. If you know of classes we missed or if you’ve been to one of these and want to tell other readers about the experience, please leave a note in the comments at the bottom of the page.

Avatamsaka Vihara, 9601 Seven Locks Rd., Bethesda; 301-469-8300

Centered Yoga, 4418 MacArthur Blvd. Ste. 202, NW; 202-944-3828

Dae Do Sah Zen Group, contact curt@cola.iges.org for class locations and times.

Drikung Mahayana Center, 14905 Coles Chance Rd., N. Potomac; 240-238-1903

Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500 Lakehaven Ln., Fairfax Station; 703-239-0500

Flow Yoga Center, 1450 P St. NW; 202-462-3569

Guhyasamaja Center, locations vary, see Web site for details; 703-774-9692

Insight Meditation Community of Washington
, locations vary, see Web site for details; 202-986-2922

Kunzang Palyul Choling Temple, 18400 River Rd., Poolesville; 301-710-6259

Lotus and the Rose Center for Healing and Meditation
, locations vary, see Web site for details; 703-255-6055

Meditation Center of DC, 3325 Franconia Rd., Alexandria; 703-329-0350

The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100, Bethesda; 301-986-1090

Mindfulness Meditation Class, 1526 15th St. NW; 202-588-9144

Potomac Zen Sangha, 1423 Powhatan St., Suite #7, Alexandria

Sacred Well Yoga Studio, 450 West Broad St., Suites 319 and 320, Falls Church; 703-989-8316

Self-Realization Fellowship Center, 4907 Niagara Rd., Suite 101, College Park; 301-345-4172

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC, 3520 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-787-1526

Sri Sri Center for Peace and Meditation, 2401 15th St. NW; 202-332-5433

Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center, locations vary, see Web site for details; 301-270-8353

Studio DC Yoga Center, 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW; 2469 18th St. NW; 202-518-9642

Sun and Moon Yoga Studios, 3811 Lee Hwy., Arlington; 9998 Main St., Fairfax; 703-525-9642

Tibetan Meditation Center
, 9301 Gambrill Park Rd., Frederick; 301-473-5750

Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1803 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-986-2257

Vedanta Center of Greater Washington DC, 3001 Bel Pre Rd., Silver Spring; 301-603-1772

Vikatadamshtri Buddhist Center, locations vary, see Web site for details; 410-243-3837

Washington Buddhist Vihara, 5017 16th St. NW; 202-723-0773

Willow Street Yoga, 8561 Fenton St., Silver Spring; 6930 Carroll Ave. #100, Takoma Park; 301-270-8038

Yoga in Daily Life, 2402 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria; 703-299-8946