Episode 331 :: Barbara Bonner :: Inspiring Forgiveness

Barbara Bonner

Barbara Bonner joins us to speak about Inspiring Forgiveness.

Forgiveness is a term that can mean different things to different people, whether we’re Buddhists or not, from welcome lightening of burdens to harmful judgments about having to practice it. From the guest in today’s interview, “As we go through this time and we all, to one extent or another, face our own mortality, forgiveness is the quality that comes up over and over again in working with people in the end of their lives — those they want to forgive and those from whom they want to ask for forgiveness. The only message in this world around us is: ‘Don’t wait'”.

After starting her professional life as an art historian, Barbara Bonner has devoted her career to nonprofit management, fundraising and philanthropy. In New York she held leadership positions in three of the city’s distinguished museums. She then served as Vice President of Bennington College and of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Since 2009 she has had her own consulting company that helps nonprofit organizations transform their board leadership and philanthropic support. In addition, Barbara has served on ten nonprofit boards, most recently as Board Chair of The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Several years ago she started a major fund for helping women with cancer in her region. After 30 years in New York City, Barbara now lives in a converted barn in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.

So, sit back, relax, and because I’ve been watching Picard lately, have a nice Earl Grey — hot.


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