Taught by Rabbi Shaya Isenberg, Bahira Sugarman and Lynne Iser
Then what are elders?
They are wisdomkeepers
they are pioneers in consciousness
Serving as mentors,
they pass on the distilled essence
of their life experience
–Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
This course will introduce some of the major concepts and exercises of the Mentoring Program. You will gain experience with the transformations of consciousness that are the fruits of our Spiritual Eldering. Building on the teachings of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, this class offers powerful contemplative tools for gathering and giving expression to the wisdom of our own ripening lives.
This new vision of growing older empowers us to:
- Harvest the wisdom of our life experience to enrich the present moment.
- Face our mortality and learn from it.
- Mature in our relationships and in our communities.
- Develop a regenerative spirit.
- Take active leadership roles in society.
While learning transformative practices based in Jewish practices, we will also draw on the wisdom of other traditions as well as current transpersonal and integral teachers and therapists. We view this as a deeply ecumenical process, which is one of the deep roots of Reb Zalman’s teaching, and invite all participants to connect their aging to their spiritual life.
Many traditional cultures, including Judaism, teach that acquiring wisdom is the learning specific to Sage-ing®. Think of it as spiritual alchemy!
Parts One and Two may be taken in any order.
DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR UPCOMING PART 1 RETREAT
Sage-ing Part One – Wisdom of the Heart: From Age-ing to Sage-ing®
Feb 4-9, 2018 (all-day retreat)
The Franciscan Center, Tampa Florida.
The Franciscan Retreat Center in Tampa, Florida, offers the quiet seclusion of a faraway retreat, and yet it isn’t far away at all. The Center’s Main building includes a chapel, a spacious dining room overlooking the Hillsborough River, and comfortable bedrooms with private showers, including both single and double rooms. Single rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Two of the bedrooms are handicapped equipped. All public areas are handicapped accessible. The building has central air-conditioning and heat and ceiling fans in each room. Bed linens and towels are provided. The Center’s labyrinth is located between the Main Building and Sabbath House, where Part Two of our program will be taking place concurrently. An outdoor pavilion is situated at the edge of the river which flows along the property.
For more information, or to apply, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org