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The Upcoming JLI course will begin
May 2019

With All My Heart:
The Jewish Art of Prayer and Spiritual Experience

 Class 1     Wednesday, May 15  7:30pm & Sunday, May 19 10:00am 
 Class 2     Wednesday, May 22  7:30pm & Sunday, May 26 10:00am
 Class 3     Wednesday, May 29  7:30pm & Sunday, June 2 10:00am
 Class 4     Wednesday, June 5  7:30pm & Sunday, June 16  10:00am
 Class 5     Wednesday, June 12  7:30pm & Sunday, June 23 10:00am 
 Class 6     Wednesday, June 19  7:30pm & Sunday, June 30 10:00am 

 

Click HERE to Register.


Course Overview

Whether you’re seeking relief from stress; you’re hoping for focus, clarity, and connection to a raw and vulnerable place deep within you; or you just want to start each day from a positive, humble, and grateful frame of mind, this course is for you.

Jewish wisdom teaches profound techniques to give wings to our emotions and words to our yearnings, allowing us to make contact and communicate with something larger than ourselves and feel comfort and shelter within a reality that’s more whole, more intense, more real, and more beautiful.


Lesson Details

Lesson One
Awakening Our Deepest Selves

Prayer is not a ritual; it is a contemplative tool that helps us balance urgent or bodily matters with what’s meaningful and important. It tunes us in to our deepest beliefs and feelings, giving them expression in our immediate lives.

Lesson Two
The Kabbalah of Prayer

Some crimes are irreversible. Everyone makes mistakes. Taken together, these two propositions suggest both the imperative and impediment for the death penalty and point to its central paradox. Can man have the authority to sentence another man to death? How should we respond to the most serious crimes?

Lesson Three
Discovering Nature’s Wonderland

Guided meditations in prayer transport us from a place of natural indifference to an awestruck, vivid awareness with heartfelt marveling at the rich spiritual meaning in our surroundings.

Lesson Four
Toward Transcendence

Moving from the manifest to the transcendent, our meditative journey brings us to realize how, in the grand scheme, we are but negligible dots. Yet, despite our tininess, we serve as agents in a mission of infinite import.

Lesson Five
Total Surrender

At the pinnacle of inspiration and intimacy with the Creator, what comes next? More inspiration? No. Letting go. When the ego loses its sense of identity and is absorbed in its greater purpose, it is, paradoxically, best suited to appeal for its needs.

Lesson Six
The Power of the Community

Is there a way to bring the exhilarating passion of a secluded hilltop meditation into a synagogue, when praying with a group and prayer book? We explore practical tips for synchronizing a heartfelt spiritual journey with a communal synagogue experience.