Jewish tradition has many structures meant to support prayer. We have a book of prayers – the siddur, a place to pray – the temple or synagogue, communal gatherings for prayer and much more. Yet for many of us the experience of prayer is, when at all possible, deeply personal and happening in specific moments and places that are meaningful to us personally. At times, all these structures meant to support prayer can feel like they get in the way and make prayer close to impossible.
Is there away to reclaim these structures as meaningful supports to prayer? In this workshop we will explore the relation between liturgy and prayer, between prayer experiences and prayer practice, and experiment with using liturgy to facilitate prayer.
Ebn Leader grew up in Jerusalem and was a “talmid” (student-disciple) of Rabbi David Hartman, where he learned Talmud, and of Amos Hetz, where he studied movement and movement notation. He is currently a talmid of Hebrew College Rector Art Green, from whom he has received semicha. Leader has a growing international reputation as a Jewish spiritual teacher in the neo-Hasidic tradition and is an authority on Jewish prayer. He is co-editor, with Rabbi Or Rose, of “God in All Moments: Mystical and Practical Wisdom From Hasidic Masters” (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2011).
10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17, 1/21, 2/4, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/29, 5/13
Join us for an all-levels yoga class that weaves together vinyasa flow, breathing, and meditation. These classes will be thoughtful and slow-moving, with a balance between physical challenge and mental clarity.