Forgiveness Online Retreat Program

Welcome to your Online Forgiveness Retreat!


-SCHEDULE FOR RETREAT-


Friday Night- or any time Friday (Day1 Introduction)

 

  • Sit at least 30min after this video and practice forgiveness

  • Another optional Instructions video: 9min video Forgiveness Instructions to answer questions.

  • Optional: One account of how forgiveness eliminated a cancerous tumor: Video 

  • Do Not send an interview report - Wait until Saturday evening after you have practiced a bit.

  • We want you to take the 5 precepts each day. You can review all the morning precept forms now and print them out and get them ready for Saturday morning. Link

  • You may want to also review this INTRODUCTORY  TALK  about the Five Precepts.You can do this before you begin your retreat.  Another good talk on precepts which is very important for this retreat...


   By Saturday Night

  • Read the book on forgiveness attached to the email. You can buy the book/kindle online if you wish. Please read it by no later than Sat. night.  You can listen to the book from the Forgiveness Information Page

  • Read this article on Forgiveness on our website

  • Send your first report on your practice. Please don't stay up late doing reports - send it the next day if necessary- you must be well rested and get enough sleep.


   Guided Forgiveness Meditation

DAILY SCHEDULE EVERY DAY starting Saturday morning  - Saturday is DAY 2

EVERY MORNING:
 

 
DAILY SITTINGS

 

  • All sitting sessions should be 30 minutes minimum.

  • Do Forgiveness while both Walking and Sitting. Follow special Walking instructions.

  • Bring Forgiveness into all of your daily activities



AROUND NOON:
 

  • Meditate 

  • Walking and Sitting


EVENING:


FILL OUT YOUR DAILY RESPONSE FORM and send to us at the end of the day- We will reply next day or same day with comments. Bookmark the below link.

  • -->   Online Retreat Forgiveness Response Form  for David or Teri

  •  Around 6PM your local time each evening, please listen to a Dhamma Talk. You can sit and meditate following the talk.

Note: If it gets too late -  don't stay up - go to bed and get good rest. Send the report the next day.

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENING TALKS:

Video Talks  Bookmark this:

An 8 Day Online Forgiveness Retreat - YouTube

       *These are Youtube videos, so you need a good internet connection and a way to watch them online.

 

  • The longer talks might be 2 hours. You are only required to watch the talk up to where Bhante takes questions or at least an hour..  Also these talks will feature information about the Metta practice and the 6Rs as they are taught during Metta retreats. We present them here because they might be helpful in understanding of the entire process. The next step after Forgiveness is Metta practice and then on to awakening

 

Day 1: Introduction - Friday Night
General Talk on Forgiveness

(0:42:46)  
Video  on Forgiveness

9min 
Video Short Talk on the specific Instructions 

5min
How Forgiveness cured cancer  Video
 

DAY 2: Saturday Night
Video on Metta/loving kindness meditation and the 6Rs.
Don't worry about the Metta instructions but pay close attention to the 6R instructions to help with hindrances! Video Here  30min

  1. Recognize - the mind wandered away

  2. Release - your attention to the thoughts

  3. Relax - the tension and tightness that is left from thinking about it

  4. Re-Smile - because you are probably frowning as your mind has gotten unwholesome

  5. Return - to radiating the feeling of forgiveness to yourself and saying "I forgive myself for not understanding..."

  6. Repeat  - keep it going


Review of Forgiveness Instructions and 6Rs
Video - short discussion of forgiveness - Complete Forgiveness Instructions

Optional One Hour talk by Jack Kornfield. Listen to any time this week! (click download on the site and download to your device/desktop - Lovely talk with good stories  - Player for this talk is at bottom of this page.
http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/85/talk/9008/


DAY 3: Sunday
"Journey of Forgiveness"

Bhante talks about how he spent years forgiving his father.
(0:30:16)  
Journey of Forgiveness

    

DAY 4: Monday
Snippet on Forgiveness

Forgiving
(5:44)

MN#135 Culakammavibhanga Sutta -The Shorter Exposition of Action (Karma)
Note: The Buddha explains how cause and effect create either good or bad results in the future. What you sow is what you reap and later may have to forgive!
(1:06:05)  
MN-135      



Day 5: Tuesday
What is Depression, Mindfulness and Wisdom

(0:21:41)
What is Depression? How does it arise?  What is mindfulness and the 6Rs..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OME89CJFcyI
Depression Video



Day 6: Wednesday
MN 140 Exposition of the Elements  -  Emphasis on Forgiveness

This is a talk on the Elements but Bhante spends a lot of time on forgiveness.  It is a long one and you only need to watch an hour or up to the Q&A - It is up to you.
(1:51:00)
MN-140 Video


Day 7: Thursday
College of Naturopathy -General Talk with psychology issues discussed

Another Long talk - Please watch at least an hour. 
(1:51:00)
Naturopathy Talk



Day 8: Friday
Metta in Daily Life

Video on Youtube
(1:51:38)
Here Bhante  gives tips on bringing Lovingkindness into daily life by reading the "Simile of the Saw".
Since this talk is quite long you can watch as much as you like.


Day 9 Saturday - Optional -  You may continue and send me the Report form if you like.          


SUBMIT YOUR DAILY REPORT HERE

Questions are always welcome. If you have any, please fill out our form here.

The Forgiveness book and the Brief Instruction Pdf are below for downloading.

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Talk on Forgiveness by Jack Kornfield

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