Monday Night Meditation – Elul
with special guest Miriam Smolover
August 31 @ 7pm
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Why are Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur called the High Holidays, the most sacred days of the year, aside from Shabbat? One reason is that they bring us face to face with contemplating our own mortality. This is especially poignant now in the time of the pandemic, with death all around us and in our own community.
In the Modah Ani prayer, recited upon awakening, we thank our Source for returning our souls to our bodies, and we also acknowledge that the soul which has been given to us is going to be called back to its Origin in the future.
Using a chant that combines a breathing meditation with those words, we will gently sit with this Awesome—as in the Days of Awe—truth.
Listen to the chant, At N’facht Bi from Miriam’s CD here and scroll down to track #17.
Miriam Smolover received her certification as a Morah L’Hitbodidut/Jewish Meditation Teacher from Chochmat HaLev in 2003. She leads Kol HaLev/Voice of the Heart, a monthly chanting meditation group. Miriam has a private practice as a holistic psychotherapist, and is the clinic manager of California Institute of Integral Studies Center for Somatic Psychotherapy.
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