Everything is God book talk: Philadelphia, PA

at Mishkan Shalom - Philadelphia
4101 Freeland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Mishkan Shalom welcomes nationally known author, columnist and scholar JayMichaelson, who will be teaching based on his new book Everything is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism, for which Jay was included on the “Forward 50” list of the mostinfluential thinkers in American Judaism today.

“Jay Michaelson has written a book for serious Jewish cosmologists.  It takes the contemporary Jew — and one who wants to understand Jewish religion in its depth — through a mind laundry.  Stripping away the barnacles of outdated concepts, he aligns the best non-dual thinking in Judaism with the best the non-dual thinking in other profound systems. “- Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Everything Is God is both a scholarly work, with over 200 footnotes (Michaelson is completing his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), and a remarkably accessible one, with practical advice and contemporary anecdotes that illustrate how these ancient ideas transform the spiritual life, how God is present at CBGB’s (where Michaelson once played with his rock band) and Burning Man (where he teaches every year) as much as at the holiest of sacred sites. Bringing together Jewish, Buddhist, postmodern, and even pop cultural sources, Michaelson explains what this mystical nondual view means in our daily ego-centered lives, for our communities, and for the future of religion in an increasingly technological and multicultural age.