Judaism has the potential to engage our minds, bodies, hearts and souls ... dip into some of the below for a taste of the Jewish contemplative tradition and mindfulness practices.--
Pre-Shabbat Yoga (Friday afternoons at Hillel)
Usher in Shabbat with mindfulness of body and spirit. Carly's gentle yoga class is a perfect way to wind-down from the week and start the Sabbath. Visit www.namastebrown.com for an updated schedule of YAM (Yoga and Meditation) offerings, or contact Carly Margolis for more information.
Jewishly Inspired Meditation (JIM)
The words "mysticism" or "contemplative" most commonly bring to mind Eastern contemplative traditions - but Judaism, too, possesses ancient and profound teachings in these realms. This Jewish meditation initiative meets weekly for practice and some brief discussion connected to it. Join us as we begin exploring and engaging with Torah inspired contemplative practice and building a Jewish meditation community. (Seekers and "sitters" of all stripes, faiths and non-faiths warmly welcomed - no prior experience necessary!). JIM holds weekly events in Brown RISD Hillel's Beit Midrash. Contact Evan Chernov for more information.
Throughout Shabbat and holidays we provide opportunities to come together in song. Niggunim are wordless melodies that allow people to connect on a spiritual level through music. To participate, lead or learn more, contact Abby Litwinoff or Solomon Goldstein-Rose.
Retreats, Programs and Conferences
We will be hosting our annual Chai on Life retreat October 1st & 2nd! Click for more details and how to apply!
If you're looking for other ways to connect to contemplative practice, or would like to discuss other options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org