May 8-10 (Monday-Wednesday)
With Lama Yeshe
Tuition: $150, plus lodging and meals.
Forgiveness is letting go of all hope for a better past. We forgive in the present what has happened in the past so there is room to grow in the future.
Participants will examine how resentments grow into blaming ourselves and others for difficulties we encounter. We will learn techniques and practices of forgiveness starting with ourselves and extending out to those we want to forgive and those from whom we seek forgiveness.
There are many other negative emotions, including self-loathing, which are healed by forgiveness, so this program will go into related emotions that need healing.
The program includes sitting meditation instruction and meditation, teachings, and discussion. It will focus on forgiveness, love, compassion, mindfulness, and understanding. Participants will learn methods they can apply to their daily lives when they return home.
About Lama Yeshe
Lama Tsultrim Yeshe (John Samuelson) has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rimpoche, Abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock NY, since 1989. He received monastic vows in 1994.
Lama Yeshe is a retired prison chaplain and also taught Sociology at the university level.
He lives in Wisconsin, where he is the director of the Hay River KTC meditation center, and teaches at Dharma centers throughout North America.
He is especially known for workshops in which participants use Tibetan Buddhist practices to explore the nature of forgiveness and to learn how to heal old wounds. He guides participants with an approachable and open style.