April 24 - 27, 2014
Jewish Meditation Weekend
with Rabbi Jeff Roth
at Am Kolel Sanctuary near Washington, DC
Join Rabbi Jeff Roth for a three-day meditation retreat offering the opportunity to experience practices which thousands of people have found transformative and life enhancing. Learn practices that result in greater clarity and wisdom, open the heart of compassion and lead to greater happiness.
Participants will enhance their skills in a range of meditative techniques. These include concentration techniques, contemplative prayer chants, mindfulness meditation, the path of blessing, walking and eating meditation and practices that cultivate joy.
This retreat is designed to show experientially how a regular Jewish meditation practice can help cultivate awareness in all aspects of daily life. The program will present a model for using the Sabbath as a weekly anchor for formal practice that reminds us of the possibility of bringing our awareness to a meeting of the Divine Presence in every moment.
Structure of the Retreat
The retreat is conducted in social silence which means refraining from conversation with other participants at all times. There will be group times for questions and answers. Rabbi Roth will provide instructions for all practices as well as present relevant didactic material. The silence of these retreats allows for a settling of the mind as well as an in depth look at ones experience of life in each moment. In meeting the present moment, the opportunity to meet the Divine Presence manifests.
Fees for the retreat cover room and board and administrative costs only. The teachings are offered freely. Donations will be requested to support the teacher and this model of charging only the actual costs to participants.
Financial support is available through The Awakened Heart Project. Contact Jeff (at) awakenedheartproject (dot) org with requests for aid.
For questions about registration or for additional information contact (email@example.com) brian (at) awakenedheartproject (dot) org
The retreat will be held at Am Kolel Sanctuary and Renewal Center, 19520 Darnestown Road, Beallsville, MD 20839 (sanctuaryretreatcenter.com). All meals are vegetarian. Space limited to 24 people.
Room and Board Costs: The cost for the three nights:
$250 (quad occupancy – 9 meals)
$300 (double occupancy – 9 meals)
$400 (single – 9 meals)
$175 (commuter – 6 meals)
Rabbi Jeff Roth is the founder and Director of The Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism. He was the co-founder of Elat Chayyim where he served as Executive Director and Spiritual Director for 13 years. Currently on the faculty of ECAMP, he is an experienced meditation teacher and the facilitator of over 100 Jewish meditation retreats.