Forgiveness: A Balm for the Heart and World, dharma talk by Amy Smith

Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:00-8:30pm ET

Forgiveness is essential to our freedom. While we need not gloss over or ignore the truth of suffering, forgiveness allows us to let go of the pain we carry in order to make room for deep peace and happiness in our lives. Forgiveness is an essential part of metta (loving-kindness) practice that enables the heart to stay open and fosters friendliness toward ourselves and others.

For most of us, forgiveness is a process that entails passing through various stages of sorrow, rage, fear and confusion. As we tap into the pain we carry, forgiveness can become a sweet relief and a balm for the heart. It’s what’s needed for the true healing of our relationships with ourselves, others, and our world.

In this talk, we’ll explore the practice of forgiving ourselves and asking for forgiveness from and extending forgiveness to others.

Join Amy Smith on Thursday, September 28 from 7-8:30 p.m at the Lamont Dharma House for an evening exploring forgiveness practice as a way to soothe our hearts and heal our world.

Amy Smith has been a dedicated practitioner of Vipassana meditation for more than seven years.

The session will include silent meditation, a dharma talk, and a brief time Q and A.

The suggested donation for this event is $10-15. No registration is necessary.

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