Forgiveness Online Retreat Program
Welcome to your Online Forgiveness Retreat!
-SCHEDULE FOR RETREAT-
Friday Night- or any time Friday (Day1 Introduction)
Please Listen/watch the 42 min Forgiveness Video (Audio on Youtube)
Then watch the 8min video Forgiveness Instructions
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
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
You may use this video snippet for taking the precepts for the first day only PRECEPTS SNIPPET VIDEO
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
Walking and Sitting
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.
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
Video on Forgiveness
Video Short Talk on the specific Instructions
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
Recognize - the mind wandered away
Release - your attention to the thoughts
Relax - the tension and tightness that is left from thinking about it
Re-Smile - because you are probably frowning as your mind has gotten unwholesome
Return - to radiating the feeling of forgiveness to yourself and saying "I forgive myself for not understanding..."
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.
DAY 3: Sunday
"Journey of Forgiveness"
Bhante talks about how he spent years forgiving his father.
Journey of Forgiveness
DAY 4: Monday
Snippet on Forgiveness
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!
Day 5: Tuesday
What is Depression, Mindfulness and Wisdom
What is Depression? How does it arise? What is mindfulness and the 6Rs..
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.
Day 7: Thursday
College of Naturopathy -General Talk with psychology issues discussed
Another Long talk - Please watch at least an hour.
Day 8: Friday
Metta in Daily Life
Video on Youtube
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.