A Jewish meditation practice can give you the tools to open your heart/mind – bringing wisdom, and cultivating the qualities of compassion and kindness to this period we are living in, and to each moment as it is now. These qualities develop as we learn to sustain loving attention to experience, and to the feelings arising in the present moment.
This day retreat is designed to show experientially how a Jewish meditation practice can foster awareness in our daily lives. Being at home will provide an opportunity to integrate the practice experience with the rest of home life, creating a model that can inform and infuse our lives outside the retreat.
The day will include periods of meditation, chanting and teaching, as well as opportunities to share and connect with each other. It will be facilitated by members of the HaMakom faculty.
You can participate in this retreat in two ways:
Meditation retreats can be beautiful and powerful journeys of healing and transformation. However, due to the intensity of the experience, they are not necessarily safe and appropriate for everyone at all times. We therefore ask potential participants to be aware of the following: If you have suffered an episode of mania in the last six months this retreat is not safe and appropriate for you. Please do join us on retreat when there has been more than six months since your last episode of mania. If you have ever received a diagnosis of psychosis, intensive meditation retreat is not safe and appropriate for you.
If you have a history of trauma or serious mental health challenges, retreat may be appropriate and beneficial for you. It is important that you are in touch with us in advance so that we can ensure this retreat will be supportive for you. We want to make retreat as welcoming as possible, and we look forward to hearing from you.