Yerusha Sage-ing Mentoring Program
DEATH AS HOMECOMING
Life is the Answer
When we recognize that life is finite, we are challenged to live each moment fully and to accept the gift of our soul’s breath as our most treasured asset. This foundational course focuses on facing our mortality and learning how to re-prioritize and redefine the values in OUR lives.
Using processes and tools that take us into the imaginal realm, we will visit the end of our life to explore medical and ethical choices and the psycho-spiritual obstacles to a ‘beautiful death’. We will encounter the Soul, and what mystical traditions teach us about the journey our soul takes before, during and after this lifetime.
Each of us will write our own deathbed confession (known as the vidui in Jewish tradition) and begin the process of writing a Spiritual-Ethical Will. You will come away from this experience with a greater appreciation and deeper understanding of this one precious life.
Death As Homecoming is taught by Vatikim, Lucinda Kurtz and Oran Hesterman.
Lucinda Kurtz, M.A. is a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner and Yerusha Sage-ing Mentor committed to teaching the sage-ing path to people of all ages and perspectives. A former professor of Women’s Studies and current teacher of Kabbalah, she and her husband, Oran, lead classes nationally and internationally that help people discover their inner elder while gaining new understanding of what it means to grow older in today’s culture. From academia to political activism to non-profit leadership to immersion in the Jewish Renewal experience, Lucinda has traversed a variety of worlds that has brought her an appreciation of the challenges we experience on our life’s journey and the need for self-forgiveness and joy, especially in our later years. Learn more at www.lucindakurtz.com.
Oran Hesterman, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of Fair Food Network and Yerusha Sage-ing® Mentor, is committed to weaving together his professional work in sustainable food systems and his dedication to caring for others and the earth in keeping with the traditions and ethics of justice rooted in his Jewish heritage. He and his wife, Lucinda, have embraced this sage-ing path as a way to transmit the powerful teachings of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi to the next generation in hope of awakening more people to their responsibility to care for the earth and her people at this critical point in human history. Learn more at fairfoodnetwork.org.
- Classes are interactive and experiential in nature, inviting class participation and out of class dialogue with a sage-ing partner.
- Classes will be recorded and available to participants within 24 hours of class date.
- A private listserve will be available to support further individual interactions and discussion.
- All documents, videos, class assignments, and class recordings are saved in the Yerusha Moodle (learning) platform for ease of access.
Dates & Times
Death as Homecoming will be offered in the winter quarter, beginning in the fourth week of January, 2023. Specific dates to be announced.
For more information, or if you encounter any problems with registration, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.