FEb 14 6:00-8:00 at Congregation Ruach Ha Maqom; 168 Archibald St, Burlington, VT 05401. Coed New Moon Circle in the shul. Near the new moon of Adar we circle to share in a mini ritual of intention setting and aligning with themes of joy, laughter, and experiencing Divinity within the material planes of this world. In this confidential, safe space all are invited to explore how we can can grow and heal through the rising tides of this lightening cycle. Feel free to bring a journal, jokes, poems, songs, and an altar item that you ready to release.
Feb 25 th 5:30-7:30 at Congregation Ruach Ha Maqom; 168 Archibald St, Burlington, VT 05401. Exploring the Many Faces of the Divine Feminine An informal workshop in which participants explore 23 Jewish names of the Divine Feminine. After perusing the emanations each participant has the opportunity to explore what attracts, repels, or inspirehim/her/ze/they as part of their authentic connection to Divinity and relationship with the Torah. We will collectively explore how this awareness can inform our daily life and how we integrate or allow our Judaism to orient our journeys. As Purim approaches we will also peer into how we can move between these archetypes as Esther & Vashti did to join with others in facilitating a revolution of justice for all.
March 11 5:00-7:00 pm at Congregation Ruach Ha Maqom; 168 Archibald St, Burlington, VT 05401 Coed New Moon Circle. Near the new moon of Nissan we circle to share in a mini ritual and learn about the qualities of this month allowing space for intention setting, individual and collective sharing, and confidential safe space to explore what is new or shedding in our lives in a conscious and sacredly held container.
March 28th at Congregation Ruach Ha Maqom; 168 Archibald St, Burlington, VT 05401 5:00-7:00 pm Preparing and purifying for
Pesach. Join with other kindred to explore what aspects of our inner and outer sanctuaries still contain vestiges of 'chametz' and experiment with a few cleansing techniques and teachings to release them. This opportunity invites all interested in identifying, embracing, and letting go of obstacles with intention to create more space for liberation trails in the coming journey. Bring a journal, writing utensil, any art supplies, and or objects you feel represent what you may want to release.
These circles & events are offered freely with a suggested donation ($7-18) to support YP's upcoming study at the Davenning Leadership Institute this coming July as well as to contribute to the RHM building fund.
From: Grounded in ancient times when our ancestors lived closed to the land honoring the Divine Feminine, Roots & Trails offers dynamic, curiosity-centered, ecological education & mentoring; rooted in honoring the enduring Abenaki Original Peoples of this land, they call Ndakinna, while we investigate and share diverse practices across the Jewish spectrum from exodus wilderness to kabbalistic to hasidic through renewal in the modern diaspora. In acknowledging the displacement of peoples from their homelands, participants are invited to consciously explore, experiment, relax into, and be empowered to support justice, healing, reclamation, and peace momentum in the world through these portals into interfaith networks.
How: Roots and Trails supports individuals, families & organizations in Jewish, interfaith multi - generational rituals, ceremonies, rites of passage processes, retreats, workshops, and collaborative projects that contribute to an evolving network of cocreative biocentric culture rehabilitation. Nurturing these core relationships allows ancestral roots of all traditions to engage together in the medicine work of equality and balance.
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