Daylong/Half-day: Forgiveness Workshop

Daylong/Half-day: Forgiveness Workshop

IMCW Center for Mindful Living Stan Eisenstein Nancy Brutsché

Stan Eisenstein and Nancy Brutsché

5/13/2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM at IMCW Center for Mindful Living, (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Upper floor, Washington, DC, 20016) (Map It)

FULL DAY attendance  (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) with lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.

MORNING SESSION  (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)                           

AFTERNOON SESSION (1:30–4:30 p.m.)

The practice of forgiveness is highly beneficial to both the forgiver and the forgiven. Forgiveness brings a freedom that allows the forgiver to move forward in life. Yet forgiveness is not a simple process. It cannot be forced or willed. Often we try to forgive mentally because we think it would be good for us. When we explore more deeply, however, we often find that we have not really forgiven, but rather have just covered over the hurt. True forgiveness takes intention, patience, deep inquiry, and self-healing.

This workshop is designed to help participants work through the process of forgiveness. The morning session (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) will focus on forgiving of oneself. The afternoon session (1:30 – 4:30 p.m.) will focus on forgiving of others.

The workshop will include teacher talks, guided meditations, group discussions, exercises, and personal meditation time.

Participants may sign up for either the morning or afternoon session or for the whole day.

Participants may bring lunch. A refrigerator is available, as well as water, fruit, juice, cups, plates and utensils. No cooking facilities are available. There are a number of eating options nearby. Only water in sealed containers will be allowed in the meditation room.

Parking: There is free parking on side streets

IMCW Retreats and Workshops

IMCW retreats and workshops offer instruction in Buddhist meditation and talks on the awakening of our natural insight, love and wisdom. While the meditation practices derive from the Buddhist tradition, they are universal in orientation and address spiritual themes of concern to all contemplative traditions.

A workshop is not primarily silent (talking may be allowed during breaks and lunch) and may be focused on a special topic, such as applying meditation to relationships, emotional healing or physical well-being. Workshops may include a variety of formats, including different reflections and exercises and the sharing of experiences.

Teachers: Stan Eisenstein, Nancy Brutsché

Retreat manager: Stan Eisenstein


Registration Information

Our daylongs open for registration 12 weeks in advance. Please complete a separate registration for each yogi. We want to know about each one of you!

Fees: Full day $75; Half day (morning or afternoon) $40

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please click the "Contact Us" button below before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy: $15 of the registration fee is non-refundable. If you contact the retreat manager by clicking the "Contact Us" button below three weeks before the event, the balance of your registration will be refunded. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks. If you cancel less than three weeks before your retreat begins, your full payment is forfeited.

Accessibility: This facility is not handicapped accessible. Please specify any special needs or accommodations in the "Special Requests" section of the registration form. Thank you.

Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings (email button, below).



Base price (half-day):$40.00

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