Session 4: Building A Community Of Forgiveness

Session 4: Building A Community Of Forgiveness
Session 4: Building A Community Of Forgiveness

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  • The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. — Marianne Williamson Ideally, a faith...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Law, Crime and Punishment 5 Activity 2: Game — Steal the Bacon 10 Activity 3: Story — Teaching a...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Make yourself comfortable and light a candle to mark the time as different from...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Large, round mirror to hold the chalice Reflective materials, such as beads...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity On a large sheet of newsprint make three columns. Write the...
  • Materials for Activity An object that serves as the "bacon" (something that will not roll or bounce; a glove or hat works well) Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Teaching a Thief " A bell, chime, rain stick, or other musical noisemaker Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Three-Step Forgiveness Letter Paper and pencils for all participants Newsprint sheets generated...
  • Materials for Activity All participants' Window/Mirror Panels Color pencils (sharpened or with a sharpener available) Basket(s) of window/...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Taking It Home handout Optional: A copy of Session 1, Leader Resource 2, Namaste...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Blank paper and pencils, crayons or markers for all participants Optional: From the...
  • Materials for Activity A chime or a bell Leader Resource 2, Forgiveness Meditation for Children Preparation for Activity Review Leader...
  • The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. — Marianne Williamson IN TODAY'S SESSION... We...
  • "Teaching a Thief" is taken from Kindness, A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom by Sarah Conover and Valerie Wahl (Boston: Skinner House, 2010)...
  • Step One: Feeling Letter Dear (person's name), A) Anger. Write your feelings of anger. I am angry that... / I am furious... / I hate... B)...
  • From the website A View on Buddhism. Give children a moment each time you ask them to picture someone new. Read aloud the words you want...
  • Ideas about Forgiveness You can explore: You can learn more from the Dharma Wisdom website and the Buddha Net website , which explores love...

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