Welcome to my mighty, but humble space in the cyber-universe.

In a style that is unique, experiential, and free from spiritual/religious dogma, I teach people how to forgive.

After a ten year career in human services, I completed an M.A. in Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University in 2002, and became a private practice psychotherapist in Seattle, WA.

My time in Seattle was marked by many challenges in every arena: health, work, family, and relationships. In October 2012, overwhelmed by stress, I realized the path of forgiveness and shortly after many things healed.

Today, I am devoted to upholding a forgiveness path that is free from spiritual and religious trappings, and that delivers participants an experience of grace that is all theirs.

“A masterful teacher.” L.S., Seattle, WA

How to Forgive was an excellent experience.  Huge and lasting shifts occurred with just a little effort.” J.K. Seattle, WA

“Dara’s spirituality is so alive, you can almost see it, taste it and smell it. She was the perfect muse to help me re-birth me back into the world.” M.I. Boulder, CO

“Dara is a genius. She has synthesized so much powerful information in a way that is truly more than the sum of its parts.” C.M. Seattle, WA

“Thank you. Your work is so powerful and healing and I flew home on my bike like I was one with all of humanity, the earth, the sky, and eternity.” A.S. Seattle, WA

“Dara makes the forgiveness process fun, yet also deep, meaningful, doable, and effective.” C.M. Seattle, WA

“Dara will take you to the depths of your divinity.” F.B. Seattle, WA

“Dara is 21st century High Priestess” T.E. Seattle, WA

“A defenseless warrior” M.B. Boulder, CO

“Dara has succeeded where many with the ancient knowing have struggled- in bringing this wisdom into a modern context that channels magic back into the world in a way that is relevant and needed NOW.”  L.H. Seattle, WA

“I cannot thank you enough. You have literally changed my life. What a powerful being you are!” D.V. Seattle, WA

“This work is beyond important, it is vital.” A.T. Boulder, CO

“Dara is an inspiration and a treasure.” T. Z. Boulder, CO

“To have had my life rocked by such a powerful and gentle wave called Dara is a gift I will treasure immensely.” K.J. Seattle, WA

“Dara as the perfect mix of the East Coast and West Coast. She has her feet firmly on the ground with a head full of real-world knowledge.” L.P. Lafayette, LA

“In the world of forgiveness Dara is brilliant, sincere, and affirming.” C.M., Seattle, WA

“This experience opens my heart to feel love in a whole new way.” E.W. Seattle, WA

“Dara McKinley is pure genius and light.” K.C. Seattle, WA

How to Forgive was an incredible course filled with lots of juicy rituals and practical tools.” C.C. Seattle, WA

“Dara has clearly walked the path that she is teaching and delivers the information in a way that’s concise, beautiful, and full of magic.” J.B. Los Angeles, CA


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