My Body as a Candle:
A Meditation from the Zohar
An evening with Rabbah Dr Mira Neshama Weil
Thursday 8 December 2022, 7.30-9.00pm UK time
You can join this event either in-person or online
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On Chanukah, Jews are invited to light candles and to contemplate them each night. The Zohar, one of the major works of medieval Jewish Mysticism, adds another dimension: what if our body were a candle?
In this Jewish meditation session, we will contemplate the deeper mystical side of Chanukah, and its existential and spiritual implications.
The session comprises text learning, a guided and silent meditation, sharing and a time for questions and answers. It is open to everyone. No previous experience is required.
The event is freely offered. At the end there will be an invitation to make a donation to Rabbah Mira.
If you are joining in person
The venue is:
Brampton College, Lodge House, Lodge Road, Hendon London NW4 4DQ
If you are joining online
A Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the event.
About Rabbah Dr Mira Neshama Weil
Mira is a Paris-born scholar and teacher of Jewish spirituality and meditation. She earned a Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion at Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS) and is a Post-Doctoral Golda Meir Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as at the Oxford Center for Judaism and Hebrew Studies, researching the phenomenon of Judaism and Buddhism as well as Jewish Meditation. A certified Jewish Mindfulness Teacher with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS), Mira has also received Orthodox Smicha from Yeshiva Har’El in Jerusalem. Mira is a regular teacher with Or HaLev, our partner organisation in Israel.
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