Sacred Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love

New York, New York
Sunday, April 08, 2018
Sacred Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love
Sunday, April 08, 2018 - Friday, May 04, 2018

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




Last day to register is April 2!


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.

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Last day to register is February April 2!

Sacred Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love
Rabbi Shefa Gold
April 8 - May 4, 2018

By cultivating a personal practice of chant, we are receiving the holy texts that we have inherited by making them wholly our own. Through daily practice supported by teachings, processing and reflection we will learn and explore the power of the sacred phrase as a tool of healing and transformation. Through experiential classes we will discover what makes a chant different from a song, by exploring the power of intention, repetition, focus, awareness of states, and the silence that follows a chant. We will learn to use chant to build the mishkan (sanctuary) of heart, body, relationship, community, and world, so that God’s Presence can be invited into our lives. We will study the process of cultivating a middah (internal quality or characteristic) through the embodiment of a sacred phrase while meeting our obstacles and resistances with compassion and wisdom. Together we will work at becoming whole-hearted before God through deep devotional practice, so that when it is time to serve, our service will be the overflow of our own evolving and vital chant practice.


Rabbi Shefa Gold is a leader in ALEPH: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal and received her ordination both from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (z”l). She is the director of C-DEEP, The Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. She teaches workshops and retreats on the theory and art of Chanting, Devotional Healing, Spiritual Community-Building and Meditation.

Shefa composes and performs spiritual music, has produced ten albums, and her liturgies have been published in several new prayerbooks. She is the author of 
Torah Journeys: The Inner Path to the Promised Land; In the Fever of Love: An Illumination of The Song of Songs; and The Magic of Hebrew Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love.



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.

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Last day to register is April 2!
 

Contact Information

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


Payment Instructions

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