Forgiveness Workshop

10/19/2013, 9:00am - 3:00am at Countryside Church

This workshop will be held at Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church (1025 N Smith St. Palatine, IL 60067)

Do you have unresolved anger toward a friend or loved one that seems to be keeping you from moving forward in your life? Do you have difficulty acknowledging your anger and sadness? Are you in a role of helping others and wonder how you can best help them find the path of forgiveness?

This one-day workshop combines the pioneering of work of Dr. Robert Enright of the International Forgiveness Institute on forgiveness and the experience of meditation to help us open to our feelings and move forward with them. Participants will use journaling and guided meditation to explore various topics, including:

  • What is forgiveness? Does forgiving mean forgetting? Is forgiveness a sign of weakness?
  • Is reconciliation a necessary part of forgiveness?
  • How do I forgive myself?
  • What ways of working with anger are more successful than others?
Participants will be given tools in the form of understanding and experience to help on their personal journey. Sharing is done in a Council-style format so that participants can share as much or as little as they want in an atmosphere of respectful and nonjudgmental listening.

This workshop is led by Susan Myoyu Andersen, Roshi, Zen teacher and occupational therapist for over 10 years. Myoyu Roshi is the teacher of the Great Plains Zen Center and mother of two children.

The workshop will run from 9:00am-3:00pm. Suggested donation: $35; $20 for students and seniors. Vegetarian lunch included.

This workshop is also being held on Saturday, August 10 at Myoshinji in Monroe, Wisconsin.