Devotional Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love, Remembering Wholeness

June 18, 2020 - June 21, 2020
$425 (Scholarships available) Student rate: $200
Saint John's Abbey Guesthouse

As a master composer, performer, and retreat leader, Rabbi Shefa recognizes that people long for healing and inspiration in their lives. By combining her grounding in Judaism with a background in Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, and Native American spiritual traditions, Rabbi Shefa is uniquely qualified as a spiritual bridge celebrating the shared path of devotion.

While on retreat, we will explore the ways we have become separated from our own bodies, from the earth on which we dwell and from the wholeness of Creation. We will celebrate and re-connect using chant, movement, reflection and sacred dialogue.

Words from our teacher…
Chanting, the melodic repetition of a sacred phrase, has the capacity of generating a great deal of energy. This energy has the potential of being focused and directed as a healing force. You can also use chanting to open your center of spirit and body, allowing the sounds to move through, transforming your small self into radiating transmitters of God’s love. When we find the divine breath within and resuscitate sacred words, they come alive and become a vehicle of power and healing.

Rabbi Shefa Gold composes and performs spiritual music, has produced ten albums, and her liturgies have been published in several new prayerbooks. She is the author of Torah Journeys: The Inner Path to the Promised Land and In the Fever of Love: An Illumination of The Song of Songs, both published by Ben Yehuda Press. Her latest book, published by Jewish Lights, is The Magic of Hebrew Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love.

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