THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS WITH GEN DON HANDRICK | SEP 24, 2016

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS: LEARNING TO FORGIVE OURSELVES & OTHERS

ONE-DAY RETREAT

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 10 AM–5 PM

Neighborhood Congregational Church
340 St Ann’s Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

$60 ($30 for NCC members)
Vegetarian lunch, snacks, and course notes provided.

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE RETREAT. EMAIL KATE: gonpo.ludup@gmail.com

We will also have a Public Talk: How to Be Happy with Gen Don Handrick on Friday, September 23.

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS
Throughout our lives, each of us has been wronged and has inevitably wronged others as well, but holding onto these wounds will only upset our own mental well-being. The practice of forgiveness has great power to prevent harmful thoughts from taking root in our minds and to generate true peace and happiness instead. In this full-day course, we will examine forgiveness within the context of the Buddha’s teachings and explore what it means to practice it genuinely and completely for both ourselves and others.

“I’m so pleased that Gonpo Ludup Study Group is hosting my friend Don Handrick,” said Ven. Robina Courtin. “He is a marvelous teacher, down to earth and very kind. He graduated in 2004 with top honors from the intensive seven-year Buddhist philosophical program at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Tuscany, Italy.”

ABOUT DON
Don Handrick is a graduate of the first Masters Program of Buddhist Studies, the FPMT’s seven-year study program inspired by the traditional geshe studies at the great Gelugpa monastic universities. Since 2006, Don has been the resident teacher at Thubten Norbu Ling Buddhist Center in Santa Fe, NM, and he also teaches regularly at the Ksitigarbha Tibetan Buddhist Center in Taos, NM. Don also serves as a Buddhist teacher for Liberation Prison Project, which includes teaching Buddhism at a local prison in New Mexico. In 2015, Don led the month-long November Course at Kopan Monastery and in 2016, he began spending a portion of each year visiting other FPMT centers as a touring teacher.

COST
$60 ($30 for NCC members)
Vegetarian lunch, snacks, and course notes provided.

LOCATION
Neighborhood Congregational Church
340 St Anns Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

QUESTIONS?
Contact Kate
gonpo.ludup@gmail.com
(949) 371-6804

Articles about Gen Don
Dharma teachers: seven years in the making

Some of Gen Don’s Teachings
Using Work as a Spiritual Path
What’s so Bad about Complaining?

More Teachings & Articles on Forgiveness
Consider Forgiveness, His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Tenzin Osel Hita talking about forgiveness at FPMT’s Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharmsala
How Is It Possible to Have Compassion for Those Who Harm Us? Ven. Robina Courtin
Eight Keys to Forgivness, The Greater Good Science Center