Join us for our 4th Jewish meditation retreat for self-identifying women!
This retreat is based on the East Coast, and accessible to folks from any US time zone.
On the weekend of Shabbat ‘Zachor,’ “Re-member!,” the Torah asks us to bring the scattered parts of ourselves together and recover our wholeness. On International Women’s Day, we remember the remarkable achievements of women during 3,000 years of patriarchy. “Remember” is one of the Hebrew words for mindfulness, and together we will dive deep into our practice, recovering our essential being, clarifying our vision, and renewing our power to take loving action.
"Being together this way was a reimagining of how humans can be with each other. It will have reverberations way beyond our time together."
"This was 'The Guesthouse' retreat! Best retreat ever."
The cost of the retreat is $60.00. The teachings are presented without fees to support the teaching staff. Participants will be asked to make a voluntary contribution to support the teachers.
Some financial aid is available. Requests for financial aid should be made to Brian Arnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian will also be happy to answers any questions you may have.
To register, please click on the "Register Now" button above and make a partial payment. One half of the total is recommended amount to pay to reserve your spot in the retreat. The balance will be due later. Financial support is available through The Awakened Heart Project.
Rebecca Schisler is an artist, mindfulness teacher, and Jewish educator. She directs the SHEFA Initiative for Health & Well-being at Stanford University's Hillel, and recently co-authored the Mahloket Matters Schools curriculum, integrating Social/Emotional Learning and skills for constructive conflict with the Pardes Center for Jewish educators. A devoted mindfulness practitioner, Rebecca has sat numerous retreats in the US and abroad over the past decade, and leads sits, classes and retreats with Or HaLev, Awakened Heart Project, Pardes, and the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. A rabbinical student at ALEPH Ordination Programs, Rebecca is passionate about integrating ancestral wisdom traditions with innovative approaches to individual and collective liberation. She offers mindfulness coaching and mentoring to individuals, youth & families, and organizations. Find out more at www.rebeccaschisler.com.
Sheila H. Katz, PhD, (aka “Yocheved”) loves finding teachings of meditation in Hebrew texts and traditions. She got hooked on exploring the roots of suffering and awakening consciousness from reading Buber’s I and Thou at age 14. As a Berklee Professor of Contemplative Studies, her courses explore non-dual strands of religious wisdom traditions in global history. Her work with Palestinians and Israelis (Connecting with the Enemy: a Century of Palestinian-Israeli Joint Nonviolence) illuminate how attending to suffering can open paths to compassionate action. She is a co-founding teacher of Nishmat Hayyim ("Breath of Life”) meditation community. Her doctorate is from Harvard University in Middle East History which she taught for 36 years. She co-leads the annual 3-week retreat of the Awakened Heart Project. Sheilahannahkatz.com