The following is information taken from http://www.bruno-groening.org/english and describes the history of The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends. Below that, you will find information about the Washington, DC Bruno Groening Circle of Friends: The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends was founded by Grete Häusler (1922- 2007). She met Bruno Groening in 1950 and experienced healing from three incurable ailments at their first encounter. Thereafter she became a close associate of his and established the communities in Austria. After 1959 she determined that healings were continuing to occur. In 1979 she founded the Circle of Friends, which had the task of preserving Bruno Groening’s legacy for posterity and offering people in misery the possibility of obtaining help and healing. At first there were only a handful of like-minded people, but by the end of the eighties a rapid growth had begun. Now led by Dieter Häusler, Grete Häusler’s son, the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends is today one of the largest associations for spiritual healing in the world. Expansion There are local communities in all European countries and on all continents where the friends meet every three weeks for community hours. The community leaders and their helpers meet in “work circles” to coordinate their tasks. In addition to the local communities for adults there are also community hours for youth and children. Here, too, healings occur. For medical doctors, healing practitioners and people in other health care professions there are the Medical Scientific Group (MWF) and physicians’ communities. All helpers work on a volunteer basis in their free time. The work of Bruno Groening is financed exclusively on the basis of voluntary donations. There are no financial or legal obligations. The Circle of Friends is non-denominational and is not connected to any religion. People from all the great world religions belong to it. In accordance with Bruno Groening’s example, there is no diagnosis, therapy, examination or treatment in the Circle of Friends. Medication is not recommended, prescribed or distributed, nor is anyone advised against visiting doctors or undergoing therapies or operations. According to Groening, every healing is an act of God’s grace, and therefore promises of healing are not given in the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends. Worldwide Today the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends has spread throughout the entire world. There are communities on all continents and healings occur everywhere. The words of Bruno Groening in Herford in 1949 are becoming every more true: "It can’t be stopped; healing will take place all over the world." Bruno Groening Circle of Friends - Washington, DC L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20024 Introductions An Introduction is required prior to attending Community Hours. This is an opportunity to learn briefly about the background of Bruno and the Circle of Friends, and to experience the "Heilstrom" healing energies. Introductions are scheduled at 3:00 p.m. prior to each Community Hour, which takes place at 5:00 p.m. Please check our calendar for dates. Although new friends are welcome to stay for the Community Hour which follows, it is often more beneficial to take time to take in and reflect upon your Introduction experience. We recommend that you follow your own inner guidance. Introductions are offered FREE OF CHARGE, as are all other activities offered through BCOF. Friends and Helpers do not receive financial renumeration, however, donations are greatly appreciated as these support all other running costs. Community Hours L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20024 Once you have attended an Introduction, you may attend Community Hours anywhere in the world! Individual communities typically hold these every three weeks, and these "Hours" typically last 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Friends come together to do 'einstellen' together and to experience the Heilstrom in an enhanced way within the supportive setting of the Community. We share and celebrate one another's Success Reports, and are reminded of Bruno's teaching. To learn more about Bruno Groening visit www.bruno-groening.org/english, or call Elizabeth McGowan at 917-572-2349 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.