How can we truly begin to pray? Whether you’ve prayed all your life or you’re dabbling in this for the first time, this perennial question has taken on special urgency in these times of uncertainty.
Join Asiyah’s Rabbi David Curiel in discovering personal prayer as path of transcendence and becoming. Through the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov—19th-century mystic and great-grandson of the Ba’al Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism—we will explore (textually) and try on (experientially) potential answers to this and related questions like:
- What happens when we pray?
- To whom am I praying anyway?
- Am I even doing this right?
We will be using Hishtapchut Hanefesh/The Outpouring of the Soul, a classic compilation of this spiritual master’s teachings, as our core text.
This occasional series of classes will build on our past exploration of using psalms and hitbodedut/spontaneous prayer, but each class can also be experienced as a standalone class. No knowledge of Hebrew is required and no theology or practice is presupposed.
All classes are by donation. Register for Zoom info.
About the teacher
Rabbi David is the co-founder and spiritual director of Asiyah, a heart-centered community of Jewish spiritual practice in Somerville/Cambridge.+ More... - Less...
Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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