People tend to think of forgiveness as “letting the other person off the hook.” Not so! Forgiveness is about an attitude toward the self and others that frees us to move forward instead of remaining stuck in suffering. While there are many differing philosophies about the source, purpose, and function of forgiveness, it is commonly considered a central tenet of spiritual life as well as psychological health, allowing for a future unburdened by negative emotions in response to perceived offenses. It can be cultivated by intentional practices of release or can develop through acceptance over time.


Oprah’s Forgiveness Aha! Moment

After 25 years and more than 30,000 guests, it was one man's definition of forgiveness that changed Oprah's life. Watch Oprah's aha! moment and listen to her reflect on what it truly means to forgive.

Forgive for Good

Based on scientific research, this groundbreaking study from the frontiers of psychology and medicine offers startling new insight into the healing powers and medical benefits of forgiveness.

What Is Forgiveness?

Forgiveness expert Fred Luskin explains what it takes to give up a grudge.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.


Do We Have to Forgive Everything?

Thich Nhat Hanh answers questions during a retreat in Plum Village (May, 2014).

8 Keys to Forgiveness

While it may seem like a simple enough act, forgiveness is a difficult, delicate process which, if executed correctly, can be profoundly moving and a deep learning experience.

The Choice to Forgive

Forgiveness takes practice, says Fred Luskin, but it's a skill almost anyone can learn. He shares his research-tested method for helping people give up their grudges.

Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.


How to Forgive Someone Who Hurt You

In this video Sadhguru has given an insight on forgiveness and how it hurt us more than the other person.

Forgiveness: The Greatest Healer of All

Find out the power of forgiveness—what it can do for you, right now. This handsome little book moves through the elements that create true forgiveness. It is unique in that it is about practical spirituality and written in very simple, down-to-earth, easy-to-understand language.