Deepening our understanding and experience of true forgiveness offers us powerful opportunities for healing and awakening.
"Forgiveness takes courage. ... We are giving away, releasing, our pain, anger, and fear. Forgiveness creates space inside us – space to heal, to love, to reconnect, to renew. ... It is an act of power."
- Diane Mariechil
Although forgiveness is a core practice of every religious and spiritual tradition, it is also one of the most misunderstood. Deepening our understanding and experience of true forgiveness offers us powerful opportunities for healing and for awakening to our true identity and expands our capacity to be of service to others.
This one-day workshop offers a framework for working with forgiveness as a transformative spiritual practice. Exploring both self-forgiveness and forgiving others, we will identify common misconceptions about forgiveness that block our capacity to forgive and discover ways to open to its profound liberating and healing power.
As a result of taking this program, the program participants will be able to:
- Provide a framework for understanding forgiveness as a spiritual practice, both self-forgiveness and forgiving others.
- Identify misconceptions of forgiveness that get in the way of our opening to its many gifts.
- Experience the freedom that self-forgiveness offers us to experience our true identity
- Open to the possibility of experiencing forgiveness in difficult relationships.
**Rev. Diane Berke** is the Founder and Spiritual Director of One Spirit Learning Alliance and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State and has been a psychotherapist and spiritual counselor in private practice for over 30 years. A longtime student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, Diane has written four books based on the Course: Love Always Answers, The Gentle Smile, Forgiveness as a Path of Awakening, and All Things Are Lessons: Essential Teachings of A Course in Miracles. She also serves on the core faculty of Andrew Harveyʼs Institute for Sacred Activism.
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:30 am - 5_:00 pm
OneSpirit Elective Credit: 1.0
Available by: Attend in NYC Classroom or Join by Videoconference or Download Recordings (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 95.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 85.00
If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840 x 0.