November 17-18, 2017
with Roshi Robert Joshin Althouse

Forgiveness is not a popular subject and when it is talked about it’s often misunderstood. The strength of forgiveness lies in acknowledging an injustice and the justified anger that arises from that betrayal. The power of forgiveness lies in moving beyond that with a clear intention to free the heart from resentment and bitterness through an act of mercy and compassion. 

  • Forgiveness is a choice.  In this retreat, you will be presented with the opportunity to choose to forgive someone who has hurt or betrayed you. You will learn about: 
  • what forgiveness is, and what it is not
  • clinical studies that show clear physical and mental benefits of forgiveness 
  • four specific steps for taking this healing journey 

Friday, Nov. 17: 7-9 pm
Saturday, Nov. 18: 9 am - 4 pm

Cost: $175 for nonmembers, $150 for ZLMC members

"Sit with the suffering of all sentient beings.There is no victim or perpetrator here. Only the goddess of mercy and compassion."
Roshi Robert Althouse


"The Center is a thoroughly warm and welcoming milieu, where the spirit of Buddhism is ever-present and palpable. Bob and June are two wonderful paragons of authenticity, being-present and being-available for all seekers; everybody is lovingly invited to participate in the groups, classes, events to the extent one is comfortable. Very Zen, very real." 

David Beleckis