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 1 – Wisdom of the Heart: From Age-ing to Sage-ing®
July 8 – 14, 2019
at Ruach Ha’Aretz – Stony Point Center, NY
Ruach Ha’Aretz, founded in 1995, has been creating week-long retreats for seekers of all ages, featuring classes with some of your favorite Jewish Renewal teachers, musicians, and artists, as well as extraordinary teachers from other faith traditions. Each thematic retreat offers opportunities for learning, experience, practice and questioning – in a safe, inclusive and intimate container we call our ‘village’
This summer, Ruach Ha’Aretz will come to life at Stony Point Center in the scenic Hudson River Valley, northwest of Manhattan in New York state – home to the Community of Living Traditions, a multifaith intentional community dedicated to the practice and study of hospitality, nonviolence and justice. The campus is beautiful and accessible, and includes a Japanese Peace Garden, Labyrinth and working Farm, as well as a Fair-Trade Gift Shop, playing fields and a state of the art Art Space.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com