Please join us for a special 6 week course exploring the art of forgiveness with Senior Mindfulness and Buddhist Compassion Teacher, Heather Prete. All of us wish to let go of the ties that bind us to resentment, self blame, victim mind, and that incomprehensible feeling of stuckness that arises when we’re caught in the painful memories of the past. There is a way to heal even from the depths of adversity. That healing provides the invaluable gift of forgiving ourselves and others.
Heather Prete is a UCLA certified Mindfulness facilitator, Self-Compassion teacher, and Mindfulness in Recovery coach. She began her formal training with Tibetan Compassion practices in 1998 and has received instruction in the U.S. and Asia. Heather spent time training PhDs at the Tarzana Treatment center and working as a guiding teacher for Mindful School’s online adult courses (which were featured in Time magazine’s cover story, “The Mindful Revolution”). She also worked with those in recovery at Alternatives Treatment Center, Westside Treatment, and BLVD Centers. Heather also spent 20 years in the theater. She is published in the book Remembering Arthur Miller and has been featured in The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, Time magazine, and Times of India. Since mindfulness transformed her own creative process, she’s worked with actors through the Khan Institute to teach her program, “Mindfulness for the Actor.” Since 2000, Heather has remained committed to yearly retreats ranging from seven to 30 days in length and has completed three teacher trainings. She also sells her paintings to the lovely residents of Los Angeles.
"Forgiveness is not the first step on the path....
We begin with the intention and desire to break free from the chains that hold our heart hostage.... That intention brings us to understand the healing needed before we can forgive. Intention is our first step, but it is not forgiveness itself."