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CBD 2022: Body, Soul & World: The Holistic Path of Jewish Spirituality with Rebecca Schisler

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Judaism conceives of “five worlds,” integrated aspects of reality that are associated with five levels of our soul: body, heart, mind, spirit, and primordial source. Jewish practice is intended to support us in connecting with God on each of these levels simultaneously, emphasizing the foundational level of body and physicality as opportune for our growth, healing, and evolution of consciousness. In this session, we will gain familiarity with all five levels of soul, working towards a holistic understanding of what it means to be a human being in relationship to the divine. We will dive deeper into an exploration of ‘nefesh,’ the physical level of soul, and learn some core Jewish practices that can support us in tending skillfully to our bodies, cultivating the embodied awareness that all life is sacred, and treating it as such.  

A devoted mindfulness practitioner and Jewish educator, Rebecca Schisler is on the teaching faculty of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and Or HaLev Center for Jewish Spirituality & Meditation, and has taught classes and retreats with Awakened Heart Project, Orot, Wilderness Torah, Pardes, and Mindful Life Project. She was previously the Director of Student Health & Well-being at Stanford University's Hillel, and co-authored the Mahloket Matters Schools Curriculum with the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators. A student rabbi at ALEPH, Rebecca is passionate about integrating ancestral wisdom traditions with innovative approaches to personal and collective healing and liberation. She teaches Jewish spirituality as an embodied, transformational, and accessible path, with relevant and timely wisdom for all.  

Body, Soul & World: The Holistic Path of Jewish Spirituality is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 9 - 16, & Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, 2022.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.

Registration opens September 12, 2022