Second Wednesday, July 11-December 12, 2018 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Facilitated by Kevin Morgan
All are welcome! Free to members, $10 suggested for non-members
“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ….get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”― Abraham Joshua Heschel
Non-duality, the idea that everyone and everything is G-d, is part of many traditions, including Judaism. Kabbalists and early Hassidim, as well as contemporary Jewish thinkers have written much about this. Many modern Jews have pursued personal spiritual pathways that emphasize practices and an approach to living that seek to embody non-duality.
This monthly drop-in class combines reading, discussion, personal reflection and meditation in the context of living into non-duality for ourselves in a Jewish context. We will examine the thought of contemporary Jewish authors such as Martin Buber, Arthur Green, Jay Michaelson, Reb Zalman and Rami Shapiro, as well as work by non-dual authors such as Pema Chodron, Ramana Maharshi, Adyashanti and others. Our practices for Jewish non-dualism will be reflection and self-inquiry based on the concepts of Tikkun Middot/Mussar.
Only open-mindedness, a willingness to share your experience, a desire to pursue the truth for yourself and the intention to transform your life are prerequisites. Open to all, no matter what your background.
July Shitkah [Silence]
August Yirah [Awe]
September Hishtavut [Equanimity]
October Simcha [Honor]
November Hakarat HaTov [Gratitude]
December Anavah [Humility]