The Gate of Tears: Painful Emotions and the Spiritual Path

at Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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“Even when the gates of prayer are closed, the gates of tears are open.” So says the Talmud (and Leonard Cohen) and so experience shows: when the heart is broken, it is also the most open. How might we work with difficult emotions (our own and others’) that can accept and transform our grief into holiness? And how does living in this way interface with our real lives of relationship, family, and tikkun olam?

This talk is part of a  Scholar in Residence weekend at Congregation Beth Am.