Background on Meditation Practices
Our meditation teachings are informed by a number of traditions (and all are welcome), but primarily the Theravada Buddhist tradition. The main practices we teach are vipassana (often translated as insight meditation) and metta (translated as loving-kindness meditation).
The vipassana techniques are used to develop mindfulness at the mental and physical phenomena level which leads to clear, stable, and non-judgemental awareness while the metta techniques offer the practioner a chance to soften the heart in challenging moments and share loving-kindness in times of abundance. Together the practices bring more calm and clarity, wisdom and compassion to life.
Background on Yoga Practices
The primary yoga lineage taught at the Lamont Dharma House is Dharma Yoga, a system of classical Yoga based on master yogi Sri Dharma Mittra’s 50 years of practice. It is a graceful yet challenging practices rooted in the yogic principle of Ahimsa (non-violence). Dharma Yoga uses the best and most efficient techniques to move the student towards the goal of self-realization.
The class is taught with lighthearted kindness and grace. It is a well balanced and draws students inward through postures that combine strength and flexibility with steadiness and ease and through the incorporation of the more subtle yoga techniques such as breathing, meditation, and relaxation. It is appropriate for all levels.
Our yoga teachers include (Viveka Om) Aqeel Yaseen and others from the D.C. yoga community.