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Sunday Celebration & Worship 11 a.m.

10/22/2017 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Come celebrate the Divine in our lives with community, acceptance and unconditional love.


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Good Vibrations: A Sacred Sound Healing Concert

10/28/2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

with Rev. Ken Foor & Rosemary Peters

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
admission: $25 

Crystal Bowls GlowingThe hypnotic tones of the singing bowls and the thunderous vibrations  of the gong have long been used as techniques for transcendent relaxation, deep meditation, and profound healing. For the first time, ISD-DC brings these two powerful sound healing modalities together, along with others, as a live performance, for an evening of aural enchantment and mesmerizing mindfulness you won’t want to miss!

Experience the restorative energy of Rev. Ken Foor, former longtime chair of ISD-DC’s healing certification program, as he offers his healing gifts while sharing his passion for playing ISD-DC’s magnificent set of crystal bowls. Joining Rev. Ken will be Rosemary Peters, a popular workshop leader and beloved yogi in our ISD-DC  family, who will guide participants through the energizing and transformative “gong bath” ritual.

You’ll have the opportunity to completely surrender and “go deep” within ISD-DC’s safe and sacred Sanctuary, and marvel at how these powerful sounds fill every corner of this newly renovated spiritual space, and throughout your body and mind. Reserve your space for this event today using our easy form below.


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Sunday Celebration & Worship 11 a.m.

10/29/2017 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Come celebrate the Divine in our lives with community, acceptance and unconditional love.


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Essential Oils Essentials

10/29/2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With Lauren Deigh

Sunday, October 29, 2017 , 1 – 3 p.m.

Has anyone ever told you to “stop and smell the roses?” Well, if you heeded that advice and took a deep whiff of your favorite flower,  you were basking in the scent of an essential oil! Essential oils occur naturally in plants and to protect and to aid in pollination, and have been , including  have been used for centuries to beautify, nourish and heal. Today, they remain popular for those very same uses.

Whether you have used them before, or have always wondered how they might work for you, this fun and fragrant workshop will help everyone learn a little more about the history, uses, and benefits of these natural wonders.  And you’ll discover some nifty ways you probably hadn’t even thought of “detoxify” your daily life with essential oils.

Through meditation, discussion, and other “noses-on” activities, we’ll open our olfactory organs and assess some amazing aromas.


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Evening Meditation: A Wednesday Wonders Event

11/01/2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as we take a mini-journey into the stillness together, where we can relax and “just be” through our group meditation experience.


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Palmistry, Your Sacred Contract

11/04/2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a look at this ancient spiritual practice that presents a reflection of your past, present and future path.


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Sunday Celebration & Worship 11 a.m.

11/05/2017 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Come celebrate the Divine in our lives with community, acceptance and unconditional love.


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Servicio Metafísico en Español/Metaphysical Service in Spanish

11/05/2017 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Felizmente les ofrecemos un nuevo servicio espiritual en nuestra iglesia, El Instituto para el Desarrollo Espiritual.


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HeartBEATS: A Spiritual Drumming Experience

11/08/2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

with Roy Mueller

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

FREE

(Love Offering Suggested)

Come raise the roof in our recently renovated Sanctuary with the healing power and energizing beats of the drumming circle.

Longtime communal drummer Roy Mueller will guide participants through a communal drumming experience in the sacred space created by the energies of the group itself throughout the course of the evening. No prior drumming or musical experience is required. Participants need not bring a drum, though those who do have their own drums are encouraged to bring them. Other percussive devices will also be available.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of a communal drumming experience, including:
– Drum circle etiquette and appropriate handling of drums
– Basic stroke and rhythm patterns
– Polyrhythmic drumming patterns

The evening will conclude with a optional spirit journey experience intended to channel the positive energy raised by communal drumming into powerful personal healing.

About Roy Mueller

Roy has participated in drumming circles for about twenty years and passionately loves communal drumming.  He experiences the drum, chant, and dance, as avenues to spirit connectedness and healing.   He is experienced as a drum circle leader for those with little or no experience and has also led liturgical drummers in support of communal worship.

A Washington D.C. native. Roy is an alcoholic in long term recovery, a practicing Buddhist, a professional software developer, and a called story teller.  He lives with his wife Linda and son Matt in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.


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SpiritFest!

11/11/2017 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We’ve “SuperSized” our November Psychic Fair to include healing sessions, the unique creations of local artisans, refreshments and more!


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