Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, May 3 – 29, 2020

The very center of the Jewish liturgy is love. Indeed, we suggest that prayer itself is an act of love and is designed to enhance the human capacity to love. The words and ideas are right there in every Jewish prayer book. In this month of learning together we will offer three sets of clear and specific meditation practices drawn from the discipline of “Sustainable Compassion Practice” to train ourselves to receive and extend love. By liberating our innate loving capacities of care, tenderness, compassion, equanimity and discernment, this work will lead us to a deepened way of engaging and living the central prayers of Ahavah Rabbah, Shema and Ve’ahavta. We will explore obstacles and resistances to receiving love; the non-judging, non-separating, open and accepting attitude that is necessary for experiencing oneness, unification and connection; and the possibility for extending love to our neighbor and to the stranger.

Course Overview

This 30-day prayer intensive is designed to help you focus on cultivating a specific modality of prayer practice. Each Sunday, you will receive an email with a half-hour video teaching, recorded by Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg. These video teachings accompany a written lesson, which may include links to Jewish texts, secular writings, poems, music, videos, and other references to supplement your learning. You can choose the best time in your schedule to watch the half-hour video teaching and read the written lesson, as well as to log onto the community forums to post your questions and reflections. Throughout the week, you will receive daily emails, which will encourage you to keep up with your own internal work with twenty to thirty minutes of daily practice.

As an optional supplement to the course, you may also choose to participate in a weekly processing group with your instructor. These groups are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for an additional fee of $75. They offer the opportunity to engage with your teacher and other participants in a “live” environment, using Zoom video conferencing technology.

Pricing

Month-Long Prayer Intensive: $100
Month-Long Prayer Intensive PLUS Weekly Live Processing Group: $175

Each live processing group is limited to 30 participants.
Once sold out, these groups will no longer be available!

 

Prayer Intensive Plus Thursday Processing Group

Thursdays, 8-9pm ET
$175
  • 4 video teachings and written lessons
  • Additional resources such as Jewish texts, secular writings, poems, music, and videos
  • Daily emails with inspirational quotes
  • Practice partners
  • Discussion forums with practice groups
  • Dedicated online journal
  • Weekly Live Processing Group using Zoom

Prayer Intensive Plus Friday Processing Group

Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm ET
$175
  • 4 video teachings and written lessons
  • Additional resources such as Jewish texts, secular writings, poems, music, and videos
  • Daily emails with inspirational quotes
  • Practice partners
  • Discussion forums with practice groups
  • Dedicated online journal
  • Weekly Live Processing Group using Zoom

Processing Group Schedule:
Group 1: Thursdays, 8 – 9pm ET; Note – the final group will meet on Wednesday, May 27.
Group 2: Fridays, 12:00 – 1:00pm ET; Note – the final group will meet on Thursday, May 28.