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.
Document Link : The Forgiveness Workbook (a work in progress) – by Vince Cullen
Video Link : A Template for Forgiveness – by Vince Cullen (1.17:30)
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
The following online talks are based on the Foundations of Waking Up:
- Truth, Karma and Commitment to Awakening (Sajja / Sacca)
- Generosity in Thoughts, Words and Actions (Dana)
- Living in Harmony: Ethics-Harmlessness-Blamelessness (Sila)
- Self-love, Self-compassion, Self-appreciation & Self-balance (Bramha-Viharas)
- Transgression & Forgiveness (Khama)
- Mindfulness & Meditation (Sati & Bhavana)
- Fellowship & Good Friends (Kalyana-Mitatta)
- OK – Where Do I Go Now? (Tales from the bumpy road… a summary of the journey so far)