Yom Kippur Retreat 5777 / 2016

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Join Or HaLev for our   Yom Kippur Silent Meditation Retreat 5777   with Rabbi Dr. James Jacobson-Maisels and Daniel Yoel Cohen October 10-12, 2016 Kibbutz Hannaton, Israel   Yom Kippur offers the powerful and concentrated possibility of atonement, the coming back into alignment with the soulful essence of who we are, of an honest and purified relationship with the Divine, self, and others. In this two-day retreat grounded in social silence, we will cultivate mindfulness and loving attention, and engage in chanting, prayer, and forgiveness to heighten our awareness of where we are in this precious life journey and open to the sacred potentials of the day. There will be instruction and guidance in meditation practice and teachings around the...

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Opening the Heart: A Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

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  Join Rabbis James Jacobson-Maisels and Nancy Flam as we together explore how the practice of meditation helps us cultivate the qualities of well-being, contentment, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, and wisdom. This six-day experience held in social silence includes daily instruction in meditation to guide both beginning and advanced practitioners into the sacred space of the retreat, which also incorporates daily periods of prayer and yoga. The form of weekday communal prayer consists of chanting excerpts from the liturgy, interspersed with silence, as well as space for each participant to fulfill their own prayer practice. We welcome people of all ages, all backgrounds. There will also be times for questions and answers, as well as small group and...

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