Forgiveness (Khama)

Forgiveness – Healing the Past

In our addiction and in our recovery we can be immobilised by our sense of guilt and shame of events that have happened in the past.

We can close this door to relapse through the practice of forgiveness meditation.

It can be very positive and beneficial to practice forgiveness meditation, particularly in the early stages of recovery. We can learn to ask for forgiveness, to forgive ourselves and we can also set the intention to forgive others.

We can bring forward memories about things that have happened in the past in a way that is skilful.

We can use this healing practice to examine the ways in which we have harmed ourselves and other people; and how we have been hurt by others, then we can let it all go.

We can use the Five Precepts as prompts to recall past errors and hurts [rather like a ‘Moral Inventary’ as used in 12-Step traditions]


Related resources:

Topics for contemplation & investigation :  Forgiveness (Khama)

Audio Link :  Forgiveness a guided meditation – by Gil Fronsdal (15:03)

Audio Link :  Forgiveness for Depression a guided meditation – by Ronna Kabatznick (21:34)

Audio Link :  Forgiveness – a talk by Gil Fronsdal (45:20)

Webpage :  Sila Forgiveness Meditation

Webpage :  The Blessings of Awakening