Bet Alef Annual Meditation Retreat
Jan. 13 – 15, 2017
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Past Learning Opportunities
Practical Kabbalah: The Jewish Mystical Path of Mindfulness
Twice Monthly, November 2015 – April 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM
Jewish tradition, and Jewish Mysticism in particular offer a breadth of mindfulness practices. Rabbi Olivier is inviting us to explore this millennia-old Jewish path of mindfulness through the prism of Kabbalah and the teachings of the Chasidic mystics. Inspired by this rich offering, Rabbi Olivier will support us in carving for ourselves a series of personal daily practices to not only enrich our everyday living but also deepen our own spiritual journey.
Kabbalah and Centering Prayer: Two Doorways to Welcome the Divine
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Forty Days and Forty Nights of Kabbalistic Meditation
Monday, May 4 – June 12, 2015
A downloadable course in meditation led by Rabbi Olivier Ben Haim
Many of us have struggled over the years to create a sustainable meditation practice for ourselves. We take a short course here, go on a weekend retreat there, but when we return home and life happens, it becomes almost impossible to stick with a disciplined daily practice. But what if instead of having to leave our home, the meditation practice could come to us directly?
Recovery as a Spiritual Practice For Everyone
Our spiritual masters have taught us that most of our suffering stems from our inherent resistance to “what is” and our addiction to trying to control our experience. We have found that, indeed, our wanting to control our life has only left us more exhausted and depressed, more unhappy than ever before. We are in need of a different path, a different way of being.
Though it was originally created to heal people from their addiction to substance abuse, the Twelve Steps can also be a powerful spiritual process for anyone to free him/herself from the compulsive behaviors that keep us in pain and suffering, unable to find wholeness and equanimity in our life.
A group of like-minded seekers are led by Rabbi Olivier and Lynne Carol, MA, LMHC on the journey toward a new way of life, inspired by spiritual teachings about the recovery process from both the Buddhist and Jewish mystical traditions.
Introduction to Kabbalistic Meditation
Rabbi Olivier has synthesized a six-stage meditation practice based on the principles of Kabbalah that aims at dissolving the concentric circles starting with the outer layer and working our way in. Ultimately, what one discovers at the center is one’s own True Identity, the Face of the One that is every one.