Is forgiveness a practice? If so, how do we do it? IDP's Senior Teacher, Ethan Nichtern, recorded live at Nalandawest in Seattle, leads a talk on how to use our practice to open our hearts and minds and practice forgiveness for ourselves and each other.
Having conversations about Israel and Palestine is fraught, to say the least. (Jon Stewart nailed it the other week.) I find myself experiencing different kinds of quick reactions to articles, Facebook posts, invitations to attend demonstrations and protests. I keep noticing in myself a strong wanting to know which “side” is right, who to be angry with, who to defend, who in my life I need to convince of what. This does nothing to actually contribute to healing.