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Forgiveness Through Purification - Class 01

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Many of us hold anger in our hearts either because we blame others for harming us or ourselves for our mistakes. Learn the Buddhist method of forgiveness through purification. The basis of purification practice is the four opponent powers - regret, reliance, remedy, and resolve. This allows us to see harm done to us by others as the result of our karma, as well as letting go of our own mistakes and reducing or eliminating their harmful effects. Done well, this practice helps eliminate guilt, grudges, anger and frustration. Geshe Gelek will be teaching a once-a-month class on different types of purification (Confession to the 35 Buddhas with prostrations, Vajrasattva, Dorje Khadro, and purifying broken vows). Learn about the four opponent powers of regret, reliance, remedy, and resolve to admit and let go of our mistakes in a positive way. We can also begin to see the harm of others as purification, and the chance to practice keeping our resolve not to repeat bad behaviors ourselves. Through reliance on the holy beings who represent the perfect qualities we are striving to emulate, we have various ways to remedy the mistakes. Geshe-la will teach on the different methods and rituals so you can find what works best for you.
Course Type: 
SPIRITUAL: Special Class
Saturday, February 14, 2015