Sage-ing® Online Courses
WISDOM OF THE HEART
From Age-ing to Sage-ing®
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 Sage-ing 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!
Wisdom of the Heart will be offered by long-time Vatikot, Rabbi Ori Har and Rosemary Lohndorf, in a six-part online program.
Rabbi Ori Har is a Spiritual Director, Sage-ing® Mentor and Rabbi ordained by ALEPH – Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She founded and directs the Conscious Learning Community – Center for Spiritual Friendship in Boulder, and is a member of the Aleph Mashpia faculty. Reb Ori serves as a Spiritual Director for individuals and groups and leads Sage-ing and death and dying workshops. Reb Ori is also a practitioner of Mondo Zen, Embodied Torah and devotional dance. She has been an adult educator of Biblical Hebrew, Torah and meditation for over twenty five years, and is the author of “God Speaks Here and Now: A Guide for Living.” A native of Israel now living in Boulder, Reb Ori is married, has two children, two step-children and is a Savta of four grandchildren.
Rosemary Lohndorf, MA, has been teaching adults and children for over 30 years.She is a Vatikah / Sage-ing Mentor trained in the Sage-ing® Legacy program of Yerusha, a Certified Sage-ing Leader with Sage-ing International, and a Spiritual Director. She is a certified Journal to the Self® and SoulCollage® instructor, a retired principal, and co-author of The Flourishing Principal.
Mostly now, though, Rosemary is a grandmother and loves to paint with watercolors.
Dates & Times
Tuesdays, July 20 – August 31, 2021 [note: no class Aug 24]
4:00 – 6:00 pm, Eastern time
[1-3 pm, Pacific/ 2-4 pm, Mountain/ 3-5 pm, Central]
$400 Tuition plus scholarship assistance*
$375 Tuition only**
$350/each when registering with a friend/partner♦
$325/each when registering as a group of 4 or more♦
*We are grateful for your generosity. When you are able to contribute to the scholarship fund, you make it possible for our programs to be available to all.
**The Sage-ing® Legacy Program offers limited financial aid. Please reach out if you wish to participate in any of our programs and are unable to pay the full tuition.
♦each participant must complete an individual registration form and note the name(s) of registration partner(s) to receive the appropriate reduced rate.
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.
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