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October - "Forgiveness"

  • Brennan Institute for Mind Body Healing 1801 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 230 Reston, VA 20191 USA (map)

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you."

- Louis B. Smedes

Hi folks, we have a big one for First Fridays : October. The topic for this month is forgiveness. I'm not going to lie, this one is tough! What makes even the conversation about forgiveness challenging is that it's not always clear what exactly forgiveness is. Is it an act carried out from one person to another? Is it a gesture made in the hopes of moving past an obstacle? Is it a process, which can take years to wade through? This is a big topic, and we'll do our best to talk through it at First Fridays, October!

Of course, you know that we do more than talk. At the end of the day, we are a meditation group. To that end, we will, of course, have a sitting which focuses on possibly the most challenging target of forgiveness there is, yourself. Who would you be if you could let that go? Let's work on it together.

7:00 to 7:15 - Arrival and Opening Remarks
7:15 to 8:15 - Conversation on remembering who we really are
8:15 - 8:35 - Vipassana Sitting
8:35 - 9:00 - Snacks and Q&A

Our NovaPrana events are supported entirely by donations, and a suggested donation of $5-$10 is greatly appreciated to help us work toward our mission. Since this is squarely in the dinner hour, snacks are provided! If you would like to be a snack donor for one of these events, just reach out to us at