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Jewish New Year Interfaith Zen Meditation Day Retreat

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

$96.00 – $120.00

Come celebrate Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish New Year on this contemplative interfaith Zen retreat!

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday of waking up. We awaken from the deep slumber of selfishness, conceit, and putting ourselves above others and awaken to something different. On Rosh Hashanah, the Divine calls out to wake us up from the darkness of ignorance and to open our eyes and hearts to the truth and awe that is always surrounding us and that which also makes up the very fabric of our ordinary life.

On this interfaith Zen retreat, you will be invited to practice at-one-ment with others from all spiritual and religious traditions. Zen meditation is not an escape from life, but a practice of acknowledging life as it is and accepting ourselves and others just as we are. Zen meditation is a practice of meeting God face to face, noticing the sacred and Divine in ourselves, others, and all of creation.

This retreat will include periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, an abbreviated chant style Jewish high holiday service, time for speaking from the heart in hitbodedut, and sacred sharing to close the retreat.

No previous knowledge of Hebrew, Judaism, or meditation is necessary. If you identify as Jewish, a different faith tradition, have more than one faith, or no faith at all, please know that you are welcome! Each and every part of you!

 

PRESENTER

Rabbi Dr. Adam Fogel has practiced Zen meditation since 1996. Adam studied with Fr. Greg Mayers Roshi at the Mercy Center and completed formal Zen koan study in 2020. He is currently a Zen student of Dr. Ruben Habito Roshi in the Sanbo Zen tradition. Adam is a graduate of the Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary, the founder of mindfuljudaism.com, and completed training as a Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher through the Institute of Jewish Spirituality in 2017. In his other professional world, Dr. Adam Fogel is a Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in private practice in Central CA and across the State of California via telehealth. Adam greatly respects the unique path that each person must take to nurture their spiritual life and connection with something meaningful and profound and is especially interested in the interface of Zen wisdom, psychotherapy, and contemplative Judaism.

 

CONTACT
For further assistance, contact us at (650) 340-7474 or mcweb@sistersofmercy.org

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Jewish New Year Interfaith Zen Meditation Day Retreat General Admission Fee
Registration for 1 person includes retreat and lunch only. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 120.00
Unlimited
Jewish New Year Interfaith Zen Meditation Day Retreat RSM Fee
Registration for 1 Sister of Mercy includes retreat and lunch only. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 96.00
Unlimited

Details

Date:
September 14
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Cost:
$96.00 – $120.00
Event Category:

Venue

Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Phone
650-340-7474