Like the Radiance of the Sky: Enlightened Living
A HaMakom Mindfulness Retreat
Sunday 1 August, 10am-4pm, Arkley Village Hall
The book of Daniel says that at the end of days “many that ‘sleep in the dust’ will awaken and the enlightened will shine like the radiance of the sky”. On this day retreat we will explore how this verse presages our times, and how mindful awareness, as the ground of Jewish ethics, paves the way for an enlightened society. We will also introduce the Kabbalistic approach to meditation and its expedient means to quiet the mind and access the stillness within.
We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Dan Gigi as our teacher for this retreat. Rabbi Gigi is the founder of Maayan Hatum: Centre for Contemplative Judaism. He has a background in zazen, yoga and mindfulness, is an author on the Ecstatic Kabbalah and an exponent of the Hasidic School of Izhbitsa-Radzyn.
The day will include periods of meditation, chanting and teaching, as well as opportunities to share and connect with each other. Members of the HaMakom faculty will facilitate alongside Rabbi Gigi. No particular meditation experience will be assumed or required.
Our venue is:
Arkley Village Hall, Brickfield Lane, Arkley, EN5 3LD
Click here for more information about Arkley Village Hall.
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.