Meditation Promotes Forgiveness

The Dalai Lama spoke at the University of Limerick in 2011.

Richard Moore, founder of Children in Crossfire, introduced him.

Richard was blinded by a rubber bullet in 1972 and the soldier who fired the bullet was in the audience.

His Holiness spoke about how meditation promotes forgiveness.

In my personal life, my meditation practices have led me to experience a huge measure of forgiveness.

When I was in New York two weeks ago, I learned that my estranged brother was in the ICU in a Santa Monica hospital.

I was surprised to feel my own reaction was not one of resentment, but one of compassion.

In my morning meditation the next day, I recognized that my feelings of forgiveness were brought about by many years of daily meditation practices.

Forgiveness is the process of letting go of fear, anger and resentment.

Is there someone in your life that you need to forgive? Please share your story.

Note: This post originally appeared on Best Meditation Videos on August 29, 2012. It is being reproduced here as the beginning of a series of three articles related to forgiveness.

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