We are living in a unique period of history when all our routines are different – a situation which can be used for our growth and development or could result in fear and confusion.
A Jewish meditation practice can give you the tools you need to open up 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, and with what will come. Learning to pay sustained loving attention to your own experience and the feelings arising in the present moment is the key.
This retreat is designed to show experientially how a regular Jewish meditation practice can help cultivate awareness in all aspects of our daily lives. Being at home will provide an opportunity to integrate the practice experience with life at home, creating a model for using contemplative practice to remind us of the possibility of bringing our awareness to every moment of our lives.
We will have a full day schedule, which we have found to be valuable in sustaining and deepening the practice. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in a range of meditative techniques. These include concentration techniques, contemplative prayer chants, mindfulness/heartfulness meditation, body practices, the path of blessing, and practices that cultivate joy.
These practices, which thousands of people have found transformative and life enhancing, help us to cultivate greater clarity and wisdom, open the heart of compassion and lead to greater happiness.
You can join this retreat in multiple ways!
- Come for the full experience, joining us for an immersion into silence and deep seamless practice.
- Join us for the evening practice and teachings sessions where we will explore the retreat’s theme through teachings and practices.
- Weave the different aspects of retreat into your life, dropping into silence and shared practice and then returning to your engagement with other aspects of your life as appropriate.