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    Nov
    19
    Sat
    ONLINE: The Art and Practice of Forgiveness
    Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

    with Noliwe Alexander

    The art of forgiveness begins with connecting to the heart. The practice involves learning skills such as metta, mindful acknowledgment, and compassion. Practicing these skills enables you to free yourself from painful identification with past events.

    This is a day to bring remorse or grief about past actions and move beyond feelings of guilt and shame. Likewise, if someone has wronged you, you will be guided toward holding them accountable without closing your heart. Additionally, forgiveness practice will move you toward clarity and acceptance for the ways you have let yourself down.

    Practicing forgiveness allows you to move from a heavy, remorseful heart and a reactive mind to a heart that’s light but still feels regret and a mind that is calm and clear.

    The day will consist of sitting and walking meditation, instruction in the art and practice of forgiveness, a forgiveness ceremony, and include periods of guided silent practice.

    Dec
    2
    Fri
    Seattle Insight Meditation Society Non-Residential Retreat
    Dec 2 @ 7:00 am – Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm
    When we develop our capacity for skillful living, we discover that it is possible to feel a sense of well-being in daily life regardless of whether life is pleasant or difficult. Phillip Moffitt maps out the journey from being caught in the contraction and turmoil of emotional reactivity to the openness and clarity of living with a responsive mind. In this retreat, Phillip will guide you through specific Buddhist teachings and practices that can help you develop a set of life skills, such as setting priorities and identifying core values, that can profoundly improve your ability to respond to any difficult life situation and help you discover a renewed enthusiasm for life. Abiding in the vantage point of a responsive mind creates the possibility to experience and appreciate the joy and peace that are always already here. The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and time for questions and answers.
    Dec
    9
    Fri
    British Columbia Insight Meditation Center Non-Residential Retreat
    Dec 9 @ 7:00 am – Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm
    When we develop our capacity for skillful living, we discover that it is possible to feel a sense of well-being in daily life regardless of whether life is pleasant or difficult. Phillip Moffitt maps out the journey from being caught in the contraction and turmoil of emotional reactivity to the openness and clarity of living with a responsive mind. In this retreat, Phillip will guide you through specific Buddhist teachings and practices that can help you develop a set of life skills, such as setting priorities and identifying core values, that can profoundly improve your ability to respond to any difficult life situation and help you discover a renewed enthusiasm for life. Abiding in the vantage point of a responsive mind creates the possibility to experience and appreciate the joy and peace that are always already here. The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and time for questions and answers.