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Sunday, February 10 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
A New Kabbalah for Everyone: Radically Inclusive Jewish Spiritual Practices to Awaken Body, Mind and Heart

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What are the origins of the current renaissance in Jewish mindfulness, meditation, and spirituality? What do we mean when we talk about building a radically inclusive spiritual community, and why is this kind of community needed now more than ever? We'll explore mindfulness and meditation practices from the heart of Judaism, updated for today's gender-diverse Jewish community. We'll learn spiritual practices from the teachings of contemporary Jewish meditation masters such as Perle Besserman (a student of the eminent Aryeh Kaplan z"l), Alan Lew z"l, Jonathan Omer-Man, and Estelle Fraenkel (things like inquiry practice,  blessings as mindfulness, spiritual journaling, and unifications) as well as meditation techniques such as linking the breath with the Divine name, guided visualization with gender-neutral Kabbalistic imagery, and using Jewish mantra (focus phrase), mudra (hand position), and mizrach (visual anchor).  


Akiva Elhart

Akiva Elhart is the founder and facilitator of Pnei Hamayim Center for Jewish Spirituality, a pluralistic, radically inclusive space for Jewish mindfulness and meditation in the Greater Phoenix Area. Founded in 2016, Pnei Hamayim teaches Jewish spiritual practices for awakening body... Read More →

Sunday February 10, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MST
224 Gila