Seven years ago I left my scene in the Berkshire Mountains to move to DC. I had lived in our around intentional community for a few decades. I had never lived in a city and had some trepidation about moving to a place where I knew no one and no one knew me.
I noticed that DC is not a 'casual city.' Everyone seemed to on their way somewhere, and in a hurry.
I wondered if there might be any interest in developing a sense of community dedicated to deepening practice and created something I called "A Year of Living Mindfully." I was inspired by Stephen Levine's work, "A Year to Live," where he imagined that he would be dead in a year, and described his inner process.
To my delight, there were folks interested and I'll be starting my sixth "Year of Living Mindfully" in April. I have been amazingly blessed by the richness of this experience. As I often say, to be surrounded by sincere, authentic, kind practitioners who share an intention to wake up is as close to heaven as it gets.
You can read more about the program here. Applications are due March 1. There are some prerequisites, but feel free to check with me if you have any questions.