||The Forgiveness Garden we are proposing was inspired by the original Forgiveness Garden established in Beirut, Lebanon, and those Forgiveness Gardens established after the tragedy of 9/11. We bear no affiliation to them. We recommend that you explore the works of Dr Luskin of Stanford University. The garden we hope to create here is dedicated to the written word. It is a sounding board for all those who have suffered indignity and feel that there is no place where they can obtain justice or peace. This is an inter denomination effort firmly rooted in the compassion of the great spiritual teachers. It exists to offer peace and compassion to the hurt, the aggrieved, the injured.
Before you begin note the guidelines for submission:
We ask that proper names be excluded from your work. You may sign your work.
We will remove work that uses speech that misuses language. Hateful or derogatory language are unwelcome. We hold to the Buddhist concept of “right speech.”
You are eligible to submit one composition (or a link to a composition already posted on the Internet) per gallery. You should not submit the same composition to more than one gallery. When you click "contribute my writing now," you will be prompted for information about your piece and about yourself. You can share this information with readers through the site search engine, or to keep it sheltered from searches. The more information you allow to be public, the more readers for your piece.
Please visit Gallery Guidelines prior to submitting a contribution to the National Gallery of Writing.