Gift This Workshop
Taught by Heather Prete
Saturday, July 11
6:00 - 8:00pm (PST)
"We can plant something new, in the burnt ground and in time we will harvest a new story of who we are." - Mpho Tutu
We are here for you during these tough times.
Join us for a special evening focused on the art of forgiveness with Senior Mindfulness and Buddhist Compassion Teacher, Heather Prete. We will explore the paths set out in Tibettan Buddhism and the teaching of the Order of Interbeing set out by Thich Nhaht Hahn. We will also walk through the 4 fold path of forgiveness offered to us by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu.
Learn the steps to:
- Decrease suffering before we are ready to forgive
- Care for the wounds that block our heart
- The 4 fold path to forgiveness Tutu
- Traditional Buddhist forgiveness practices
- Giving and Receiving (Tonglen)
"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." - Heather Prete
Meet Your Teacher
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 is celebrated for her compassion, acceptance, and capacity to listen deeply to the calls of the heart. Her work as a practitioner is based in watering the elements of peace both individually and collectively.