Hitbodedut: Cultivating Spontaneous Conversations with God

New York, NY
Sunday, December 03, 2017
Hitbodedut: Cultivating Spontaneous Conversations with God
Sunday, December 03, 2017 - Friday, December 29, 2017

Institute for Jewish Spirituality
121 West 27th Street #404
New York, NY 10001
United States




Last day to register is November 28th!


Does your prayer life need a boost? Could you use support, guidance, community and/or teaching to help you engage a richer and more meaningful prayer practice? Then consider joining our month-long prayer intensives!

These 30-day modules are designed to help you focus on cultivating a specific modality of prayer practice. Offered online, you choose the time that's most convenient for you to watch the weekly half-hour teaching video, engage in the brief but focused daily practice, and post your questions and reflections. Optional participation in a weekly processing group to reflect on your practice and receive real-time guidance from the instructor will be available on a first-come, first-serve registration basis, for an additional fee.

Cost:
Month-Long Prayer Intensive: $100
Month-Long Prayer Intensive Plus Weekly Live Processing Group: $125


Partial financial aid may be available by application only. Financial aid application details will be included in registration confirmation email - you must register before applying for financial aid.

Any financial aid awards will be granted as a rebate to your registration fee.

Want to sign up? Click REGISTER NOW on the top right of this page!
Last day to register is November 26th!


Hitbodedut: Cultivating Spontaneous Conversations with God
Rabbi David Jaffe
December 3 - 29, 2017

According to Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, hitbodedut - talking spontaneously with God -every day is the most powerful path to spiritual growth.  Over these four weeks we will try out this potent practice, starting with small amounts of time and building each week.  Daily assignments will explore preparing to speak, setting intentions, time and space for practice and closing a session.  We will address what it means to have a conversation when you are not sure to whom you are speaking or if there is any conversation partner at all!  Related practices will include turning Torah into Prayer, a particular technique for connecting the mind and the heart to transform action.  A month of hitbodedut has the power to open the heart, clarify priorities, increase awareness of our soul's desire and strengthen our connection with God.  Hitbodedut is not designed to take the place of liturgical prayer but it can have a profound influence on the quality of our more formal prayer lives. 

Rabbi David Jaffe is the Founder and Principal of The Kirva Institute, dedicated to bringing people into closer, healthier relationships with others, themselves and God for the sake of the repair of the world.  He is the author of Changing the World from the Inside Out, Winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice.


Cancellation Policy:  

Cancellations made more than 7 days before the start date of a module will be given a full refund minus a $35 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given once the module has started.
All refunds will be paid via check.

Want to sign up? Click REGISTER NOW on the top right of this page!
Last day to register is November 26th!
 

Contact Information

  • Nancy Flam
    Senior Program Director
    Institute for Jewish Spirituality
    nancy@jewishspirituality.org


Payment Instructions

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