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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Thursday, June 27, 2024
    7:00 PM - 8:15 PM PT

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Opening our hearts to love others unconditionally is what leads us on the path to forgiveness.

Each of us has a deep need to forgive and be forgiven. The real question is, when we encounter adifficult situation—a parent who mistreats us, an angry employer, or a disgruntled partner—dowe hang onto the negative mindset or move into acceptance and forgiveness?

Forgiveness starts with learning to forgive ourselves. Once we learn to forgive ourselves, forgiving others becomes much easier. Join Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, Thailand’s firstfully ordained Theravada Buddhist nun in conversation with her student, Cindy Rasicot, as shediscusses her journey to healing and forgiveness.

There will be ample time for participants to ask Venerable Dhammananda questions about their experiences and practice. The event will be recorded and emailed to everyone who registers.

Suggested donation: $35


This event will be recorded and emailed to everyone that registers. 


Venerable Dhammananda Visiting Teacher

Venerable Dhammananda changed the landscape of her native Thailand by becoming the first woman to receive full ordination in the Theravada Buddhist tradition as a bhikkhuni (female monastic). Ordained in Sri Lanka in 2001, she faced enormous ridicule and opposition when she returned home. In 2019 the BBC named her to its list of 100... Read more

Cindy Rasicot Guest

Cindy Rasicot is a retired psychotherapist and author of This Fresh Existence: Heart Teachings from Bhikkhuni Dhammananda. This book tells the remarkable life of Venerable Dhammananda and shares her gentle wisdom about how to live a more powerful and compassionate life. In 2005 Cindy travelled to Thailand with her family where she met Bhikkhuni Dhammananda... Read more

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