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Yom Kippur: A Day of Silence and Reflection
Elaine Retholtz, Jon Aaron, Rafi Santo
Fee by donation; pre-registration not required
Doors open at 9:30am
October 12, 2016
10:00 am - 06:45 pm
Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement, a day when, as a community, Jews are asked to reflect on their actions of the past year and to ask for atonement for any actions that were unskillful. In support of this day, NYI hosts a day of silence and reflection.
There will be meditations focused on the idea of right action, the difference between guilt and remorse, the laws of karma, forgiveness, and lovingkindness. There will also be an opportunity for mindful discussion on the Buddhist perspective on atonement. All are welcome to join us in this exploration. The day will end with a symbolic break-fast.
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Elaine Retholtz has been studying and practicing the Dharma for over 20 years, and has been teaching since 2004. In addition to teaching at NYI, she teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and has a deep interest in helping students integrate mindfulness practice into daily life.
Jon Aaron has been a teacher at New York insight since 2006. His principal dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein of The Forest Way. He trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is a certified teacher through the CFM. He has taught over 50 cycles of the seminal curriculum as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He is the co-guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center. He is a certified Somatic Experience Practitionertm and has most recently completed the teacher training in Mindfulness for Pain offered by Breathworks in England.
Rafi Santo has been practicing the dharma for over 15 years, co-founded the New York Insight Young Adults Sangha, now known as Generation Meditation, and has been a practice leader at NYI for 10 years. In sharing the dharma, Rafi is interested in ensuring that mindfulness practices stay rooted in the aspiration for true liberation and in exploring their relationship to social transformation and equity.