Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg
Talks & Articles
Sheila answers questions about people experience of the practice of repeating phrases of blessing.
Sheila continues instruction in the practice of repeating phrases of blessing as a concentration practice that opens the heart.
Sheila closes the first day with a Maariv teaching.
There is an intimate relationship between inner work and outer work. Our practice is one of transformation, transforming our selves and the world. Our work with the arising of greed, hatred and delusion is centered at the intersection of our inner works and the work of Tikkun Olam. Our retreat practice is a great social act beneficial to both our selves and our communities. This practice enables us to bring our Jewish practice and wisdom into the work healing the social crises of the world. We are asked to open our hearts to all who suffer.
Sheila teaches about the importance of a focused attention during walking practice. She gives detailed instructions, reflecting on the connection to Jewish contemplative practice.
Sheila teaches the practice of meditation, focusing on awareness of the body, and bringing in the widen concepts of Jewish meditation.
Sheila talks about the process of leaving and returning home.
Sheila lays out the Special Interest Group process, facilitates the building of such groups and gives basic instructions.
Sheila lays out the hevruta process, assigns pairs and gives basic instructions.
Sheila discusses the meaning, the value, and the importance of Ana B’koach a prayer often said as we move into Shabbat. It is especially resonate during the counting of the Omer. She wrote an English version, which she shares with us. In the chanting of Ana B’koach, we ask for deep acceptance and the support that allows us to be with whatever is arising in our lives. Shabbat is the practice of: this is like this.