Be Still, Be Quiet, Be Happy: A 7-Day Silent Meditation Retreat With Rabbi David and Shoshana Cooper, Eliezer Sobel, Beth Resnick-Folk and Jay Michaelson

begins at $483
at Isabella Freedman Retreat Center

Falls Village, CT
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Be Still, Be Quiet, Be Happy:
A 7-Day Silent Meditation Retreat

With Rabbi David and Shoshana Cooper, Eliezer Sobel,
Beth Resnick-Folk and Jay Michaelson

Sunday, December 22 — Sunday, December 29, 2013

Elat ChayyimJMCProduced by Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality in partnership with the Jewish Meditation Center of Brooklyn

 

A special message from Rabbi David and Shoshana Cooper:

“Due to aging and increasing health issues, this must be our last winter retreat. We are asking some of the generation of younger teachers to join us this year as a signal of that transition. This is very bittersweet for us as we’ve treasured the many retreats we’ve led with Elat Chayyim at Isabella Freedman over the years. It is our pleasure to have Beth Resnick and Jay Michaelson, along with Eliezer Sobel, leading the retreat with us this year. We hope that you can join us for this retreat to sit in the sacred presence of this always-transitioning moment. —With love, David and Shoshana.”

Highlights of this retreat include:

  • Sitting and Walking Meditation, with Instruction
  • 5Rhythms® Movement practice
  • Musical Chanting Prayer sessions, including for Shabbat
  • Silent meals to cultivate the practice of mindful eating
  • Evening Teachings drawing on Jewish and Buddhist sources
  • Consultations with retreat leaders and small group work
  • Daily Yoga classes to support and enhance meditation
  • Fire-gazing in our contemplative lounge space
  • Healthy and nourishing kosher meals from the AdamahFoods kitchen
  • Enjoy the magnificent beauty of a Berkshires winter paradise

Whether you are a beginning or advanced student of meditation, deepen your moment-to-moment awareness in the “friendly” silence at this longtime popular retreat. Enjoy peace of mind and awaken to the boundless nature of “being present” through silent sitting, chanting, walking meditations, insight dialogue and inquiry, and wisdom teachings from Zoharic, Hasidic, Zen and Dzogchen sources.

Click here to download a past schedule for this retreat. Though times and activities will vary slightly, this will give you a general idea of what to expect. Click here to read more about Silent Retreating.

Please note that the fees for this retreat cover only room and board, with no tuition charged to pay the teachers, who rely solely on your voluntary contributions at the end of the week.

If you’re new to Isabella Freedman, check out our Frequently Asked Questions for information about where we’re located, arrival and departure times, what to bring, etc.

Registration Information

Register by November 24th and save $25

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