• Jewish Meditation Master Class

    Introductory Paragraph: This program is designed to provide participants with essential skills for a full range of authentic Jewish meditation practices, for personal growth and to instruct others. It is deep, meaningful, out-of-the-box, fun and will take you places you have never been.

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    Along with the teachings relevant to the meditations, an introduction to the essential principles of Kabbalah will also be provided, with a study of texts from the Zohar, from the teachings of Rabbi Yitzhak Luria, z”l, and the interpretations of Rabbi Yehudah Leib Ashlag, known as Baal haSulam.

    This learning and practice provide a strong foundation for continued growth, personal learning, and certification as Jewish Meditation Facilitator, able to share your enthusiasm with others.

    The ideas and practices given over during this time will be strengthened through the Livnot practices of group development and responsibility, community service and connection to nature through hiking.

    Meditation and learning will also be incorporated into other program activities outside the classroom.

    Certification is dependent on participation in all required activities of the program and mastery over core competencies as determined by the instructors.

    The program is guided by senior educators:

    Rabbi Dr. Meir Sendor, Resident Scholar, is a recognized scholar in the field of Jewish History, specifically the history of Jewish mysticism, philosophy, and medicine. He holds a rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University, a Ph.D. with Distinction from Harvard University and a Master’s from Yale University. Rabbi Sendor lectures widely on his specialties and holds many classes on various Torah topics for all levels.

    Yedidah Cohen, Educator, and Counselor, in 2011 started The Nehora School for the teaching of the work of Rabbi Ashlag in an authentic way. She has taught the work of Rabbi Ashlag in many settings both formally and informally, in both Hebrew and English, across northern Israel and on-line around the world, using audio-conferencing. Yedidah’s work is endorsed by the Chief Rabbi of Britain, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, Rabbi Shmuel Eliahu, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat and Rabbi Avraham Mordecai Gottlieb, head of the Beit Midrash, Ohr Baruch Shalom, Kiryat Yearim, Israel. Yedidah is an experienced translator of the works of Rabbi Ashlag and has published four books on his work.

    Important Information

    Dates
    July 26th – August 23rd, 2020

    Program Cost
    $500
    Ex: includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation, and program costs.
    It does not include airfare.

    Accommodations
    Our campus is located in the picturesque Old City of Tzfat, off a cobblestone alleyway lined with artists’ galleries. The lower part of the sprawling structure was excavated from 16th-century rooms with stone arches and domed ceilings. Each room accommodates 3-5 participants, with a private bathroom and a/c.

    The kitchen, dining room, library and meditation room are common areas. A large balcony with a panoramic view of the Galilee is used for outdoor dining, music, and group discussions. The campus is equipped with wireless internet.

    Acceptance Criteria

    The program is geared for those wishing to gain proficiency in meditation and/or build on knowledge and practices already acquired. Age group will likely be 20-30, mostly post-college. No previous experience required.

    From the Student, we require a willingness/eagerness to learn and to be open to Judaism as a valid spiritual path, with a core of spirituality relevant to the challenges we face in today’s modern world. Coming with an open mind is more important than previous knowledge of Kabbalah or meditation training.

    For More Information Contact
    admissions@livnot.org
    Call our toll-free line anytime: 1-8888-LIVNOT (1-888-854-8668)
    Fax number for forms: 718-907-7997
    If you are in Israel, call: 052-429-5377 or 04-697-0311
    Programs in Hebrew: 04-692-4427
    https://www.livnot.org/contact/