April 3 - 9, 2016

Awakening to Freedom

with Rabbis James Jacobson-Maisels and Jeff Roth

at Ein Dor in Israel

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A Six-Night Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

April 3rd – 9th, 2016

Rabbis James Jacobson-Maisels and Jeff Roth

At Ein Dor, Israel

Sponsored by The Awakened Heart Project and Or Halev

Liberation, and the joy which accompanies it, is our birthright. Yet too often we are stuck in places that feel closed and small, shut off from our natural joy, playfulness and freedom. Helping us incorporate the liberating joy of Purim and the profound freedom of Passover, this six-night meditation retreat will give participants concrete tools to open their joyful, free Divine nature and to release that which imprisons us.

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Using the vehicle of silence, mindfulness and a variety of Jewish meditation approaches this retreat will help you to look deeply into life. The retreat also includes daily periods of prayer, chant and meditative movement. Prayer sessions will be jointly led by the teaching staff. The form of prayer consists of chanting excerpts from the liturgy interspersed with silence. Those who follow traditional rules for davvening can pray separately to fulfill their obligations. Daily instruction in meditation will help guide both beginning and advanced practitioners into the sacred space of the retreat process. Throughout the retreat we will maintain social silence. There will also be times for questions and answers, as well as small group and private interviews with the instructors. The week will include a deep celebration of Shabbat, followed by a chance to hear of each other’s experience as the retreat comes to a close.

The costs of the retreat include room and board and an administrative fee to cover other retreat costs. The teachings are offered freely and the teaching staff is not paid. Participants will be asked to make a voluntary contribution to support the teachers. Some financial aid is available.

Requests for financial aid should be made to Rabbi Roth at (info@awakenedheartproject.org) info (at) awakenedheartproject (dot) org.

Costs for room and board are:

Single room — 2400 NIS or $620

Double room — 1800 NIS or $465

Quad room — 1000 NIS or $260

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Please note: Prices do not include sheets and towels. Bring your own. Cost for renting sheets and towels will be 30NIS/$8 per week.

For those with credit cards, deposits can be made on line.

Deposits by Israeli check should be made out to the James Jacobson-Maisels, and sent to to James at D.N. Hamovil, Kibbutz Hannaton, 1796000

A minimum deposit of 400 NIS ($100.00) is required to hold your place. Of this amount, 195 NIS ($50.00) is a non-refundable processing fee. For cancellations made before March 1, 2016, all deposits except the processing fee will be returned in full. One half of your total fees is due by March 1, 2016, and no refunds will be issued after that date. All fees are due by April 1, 2016.

Faculty Biographies

Rabbi Dr. James Jacobson-Maisels is the founder of Or HaLev: A Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation (http://orhalev.org/) and has been studying and teaching meditation and Jewish spirituality for over fifteen years. He teaches Jewish thought, mysticism, spiritual practices and meditation at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Haifa University and Yeshivat Hadar and in a variety of settings around the world. He strives to integrate his study and practice and to help teach and live Judaism as a spiritual discipline.

Rabbi Jeff Roth, D. Div. is the founder and Director of The Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism. He has led over 150 meditation retreats over the last 20 years. 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 Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life. He lives with his family in the Hudson River Valley.


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