Kabbalah and Enlightenment: Balancing Spirituality and Practicality in Turbulent Times

at Kripalu

Stockbridge, MA
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This unique weekend workshop at Kripalu in Lenox, Massachusetts, will focus on how Eastern and Western notions of enlightenment can inform daily spiritual practice so that one can actually make progress along the spiritual path.

Awakening is not just an Eastern concept. We live in a time when it is crucial to retreat and discover what is truly significant. Yet how do we emerge from personal exploration and apply what we have learned? Are there models of awakening and tools of spiritual practice that work within the messiness of daily life?

Internationally acclaimed teacher Jay Michaelson and martial artist and “Kirtan Rabbi” Andrew Hahn are two Jewish thinkers who have traveled the spiritual globe, blending Kabbalistic and Jewish wisdom with that of tai chi, Theravadan Buddhist meditation, Advaita Vedanta, Hebrew kirtan, and other paths. This unique weekend is a search for a personal, sustainable practice of balance. Incorporating Kabbalistic and Hasidic texts with rituals from Jewish and other traditions, we will chant, meditate, practice tai chi, and explore a distinctively Western tradition of enlightenment.

We will also celebrate the Sabbath, moving our bodies and singing. Saturday evening will feature a Hebrew kirtan for the entire Kripalu community.

Recommended reading Jay Michaelson, Everything is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism (Shambhala).

Note Bring loose clothing for easy tai chi sessions.

Evening event Hebrew Kirtan with the Kirtan Rabbi.

Registration is on the Kripalu Website and follows their pricing structure.  The workshop lasts from 4pm on Friday to 12pm on Sunday.