Yom Kippur: A Day of Silence and Reflection
with Elaine Retholtz and Jon Aaron
Monday, September 28th, 2020 | 10:00am – 7:00pm ET
This year, New York Insight will continue the annual tradition of A Day of Silence and Reflection for Yom Kippur. As an act of care and compassion for our fellow practitioners during these times it will be offered as an online event.
While this will be a full day of contemplation, meditation and community, we are sensitive to “Zoom fatigue”. Guidance will integrate on-line community practice with self-guided “off-line” practices throughout the day. An hour-by-hour schedule will be available for all who are attending. There will be opportunities for small group discussion and a virtual break-fast at the end of the day.
Yom Kippur is a day when the Jewish community is called to reflect on their actions of the past year. Jews and non-Jews are invited to join the sangha as we meditate on right action, the laws of karma, forgiveness and loving-kindness. We consider the impact of Hiri and Ottappa (positive shame and “moral dread” ie losing the respect of those we hold dear) on our actions, practice the Jewish confessional of the Vidui, and offer love to those who we have lost. It is an opportunity to celebrate the potential in all of us to live a life free of unwholesome actions and embody the qualities of generosity, compassion and wisdom.
All are welcome to join us in this exploration. While we can’t share a break-fast in person, we encourage you to join us in a ceremonial, virtual break-fast at the end of the day.
This daylong retreat is a dana (donation) based event, with donations being directed to New York Insight. Thank you for your generosity!
Please register here via Zoom:
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Zoom containing the link to join us (email from either Vivian Mac or no-reply@zoom, titled NYI Yom Kippur Confirmation)
All donations for this event will go to benefit New York Insight Meditation Center.
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