July 30 - August 5, 2018

Awakening the Heart

with Rabbi Jeff Roth

at Aio Wira Retreat Centre in New Zealand

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A Week-Long Jewish Mindfulness & Heartfulness Meditation Retreat

with Rabbi Jeff Roth and Rabbi JoEllen Duckor

30 July – 5 August, 2018

At Aio Wira Retreat Centre, Waitakere, Auckland

Cost: $650.00

Join us for a six-night Jewish mindfulness/heartfulness meditation retreat.

Rabbi Jeff Roth will offer the opportunity to experience practices which thousands of people have found transformative and life enhancing.

Participants will enhance their skills in a range of meditative techniques. These include concentration techniques, contemplative prayer chants, mindfulness meditation, the path of blessing, yoga, walking and eating meditation and practices that cultivate joy, result in greater clarity and wisdom, and open the heart of compassion.

The retreat builds to a special experience of Shabbat, resting in the spaciousness that the retreat process creates. Shabbat chanting is extended and Torah reading is done in a way that helps integrate the experiences of the week’s practice. Shabbat ends with a move back into hearing each person’s special moments from the week.

Experience how a regular Jewish meditation practice can help cultivate awareness in all aspects of daily life, bringing each of us to a meeting of the Divine Presence in every moment.


(Register Now) kilaye36 (at) gmail (dot) com

Rabbi Jeff Roth, D. Div.  is the founder and Director of The Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism, and co-leader of the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Program. He has led over 200 meditation retreats. He was the co-founder of Elat Chayyim where he served as Executive Director and Spiritual Director for 13 years. He is the author of two books: Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life and Me, Myself, & God. He lives with his family in the Hudson River Valley of New York.

Rabbi JoEllen Duckor is the beloved Mashpiah /Spiritual Director of Temple Sinai. She recently received s’mikha/rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Jeff Roth.


Structure of the Retreat

During the Retreat, we observe social silence, refraining from conversation with other participants at all times. There will be group times for questions and answers. In addition, each person will have two individual appointments with Rabbi Roth to discuss the practice. The silence of these retreats allows for a settling of the mind as well as an in-depth look at one’s experience of life in each moment.

Registration Information

Fees for the retreat cover room and board, including all meals. The teachings are offered freely. We welcome donations to support the teacher and the administrative costs of the Awakened Heart Project. We hope you will support this model, so that we can continue to offer these retreats regardless of participants’ ability to pay the full cost.

Financial aid is available for those needing it.   Contact Rabbi Roth at (jeff@awakenedheartproject.org) jeff (at) awakenedheartproject (dot) org with a request.

To register, and for further Information, contact:

Linda Kaye

Phone +64 9 4055785

Text +64 21 0664252

Email: kilaye36@gmail.com

(For More information) kilaye36 (at) gmail (dot) com


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