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May 2017
01May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Mind on the Move Qigong

Mind on the Move with Molly Barker Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 22, 29, June 5 - 6:00-7:15pm (no class May 15) Location: Chochmat HaLev Drop-in $15 Series $84 5 class pass $60 SPACIOUS SPINE As we walk and move and sit and stand, it is possible to have a feeling of spaciousness in the spine. Space and length in the spine allows energy to flow freely to our arms and legs, enlivens our movements, improves our concentration, and lightens our load. In this seven week series we will cultivate the feeling of a spacious spine with specific awareness activities and gentle qigong exercises which encourage the spine to lengthen and open. Powered by Eventbrite Molly Barker has trained in Qigong and body mechanics with Chris Fernie, founder of the Institute for Internal Transformation, since 2008. She has studied body alignment and healthy movement, independently and with many teachers, since 2003. Currently a student in the Hanna Somatics practitioner program, Molly is also training for her teacher certification in Peter Wayne’s Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi. From her many years as a practicing and teaching artist, she brings to Qigong a playful and searching mind. Qigong (chi gung) is a set of movement and meditation practices originating in China. It integrates awareness of body, breath, and mind to restore health and wholeness. Hanna Somatics is a common sense mind-body training that helps release chronic tension and awaken new movement patterns.

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04May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Devotional Dance

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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08May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Molly Bird Logo - high contrast - no spot - rotated a bit  clockwise

Mind on the Move Qigong

Mind on the Move with Molly Barker Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 22, 29, June 5 - 6:00-7:15pm (no class May 15) Location: Chochmat HaLev Drop-in $15 Series $84 5 class pass $60 SPACIOUS SPINE As we walk and move and sit and stand, it is possible to have a feeling of spaciousness in the spine. Space and length in the spine allows energy to flow freely to our arms and legs, enlivens our movements, improves our concentration, and lightens our load. In this seven week series we will cultivate the feeling of a spacious spine with specific awareness activities and gentle qigong exercises which encourage the spine to lengthen and open. Powered by Eventbrite Molly Barker has trained in Qigong and body mechanics with Chris Fernie, founder of the Institute for Internal Transformation, since 2008. She has studied body alignment and healthy movement, independently and with many teachers, since 2003. Currently a student in the Hanna Somatics practitioner program, Molly is also training for her teacher certification in Peter Wayne’s Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi. From her many years as a practicing and teaching artist, she brings to Qigong a playful and searching mind. Qigong (chi gung) is a set of movement and meditation practices originating in China. It integrates awareness of body, breath, and mind to restore health and wholeness. Hanna Somatics is a common sense mind-body training that helps release chronic tension and awaken new movement patterns.

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10May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Practicing Non-Dual Judaism Tikkun Middot Monthly Drop-in Group

Facilitated by Kevin Morgan Second Wednesday, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10 and June 14 - 7:00-9:00 PM Location: Chochmat LaLev All are welcome! Free to members, $10 suggested for non-members A necessary condition for spiritual elevation is a continuous quest for a bond with the Creator. (Rambam, Ilchot Yesodot Torah) 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 Jews 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 will combine 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 authors such as Martin Buber, Arthur Green, Jay Michaelson, Reb Zalman and Rami Shapiro, as well as work by Pema Chodron, Ramana Maharshi and Adyashanti. Our practices for Jewish non-dualism will be reflection and self-inquiry based on the concepts of Tikkun Middot/Mussar that the community has been engaged with. Only open-mindedness, a willingness to share your experience and a desire to transform one’s life are prerequisites. January                  Savlanut February                Chesed March                     Nedivut April                        Emunah May                         Kavod June                        Emet

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11May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Devotional Dance

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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