Forgiveness: Letting Go of Painful Feelings (Feb 8)


Teachings & meditations guided by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dorje
Saturday, February 8, 11:00am-3pm – Everyone welcome
at Kadampa Meditation Center Fort Lauderdale, 4342 E Tradewinds Ave, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Cost: $35 ($30 by February 6) includes vegetarian lunch
FP & TTP students: $25 ($20 by February 6) includes lunch

Discounted pricing available for Standard/Plus members. Members please log in before booking.


“Resentment is much more harmful than the root delusion anger or the secondary delusion aggression.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Understand the Mind

Everyone has old grudges they don’t want to let go of. It feels like forgiving the other person would be letting them off the hook. In reality, the person we are keeping on the hook is ourself. But how can we forgive when others have hurt us or our loved ones badly? In this workshop, visiting guest teacher Gen Dorje will teach and guide meditations on taking responsibility for our own painful feelings and letting them go. By gaining an understanding of Buddha’s teachings on karma, we can stop blaming other people for our problems and suffering, empowering ourself to create a better future, to create the happiness we want. Recommended reading: How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Free download here:

Gen Kelsang Dorje is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis, and was the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago for many years. Gen Dorje has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years under the guidance of his teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Dorje is admired for his warmth and humor in making Buddha’s teachings relevant to the modern world. He is an inspiring example of how to integrate Buddha’s teachings into a joyful life.

Registration Policy: If you cancel 24 hours prior to the start of the event we will refund all except 25%. If you cancel on, or after, the event, no refunds are given. Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to within 2 weeks of the end of the Event. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.