2020 Retreat Schedule

    Translation between Hebrew and English is available on all retreats in Israel.

    Preparing our Hearts for Yom Kippur

    An Or HaLev and HaMakom joint project


    Yom Kippur is an opportunity for extraordinarily deep and transformative practice - if, and only if, our hearts are ready. In this retreat we will begin the transformation of our hearts, bodies, minds and souls through practice, reflection and exploration. Grounded in Jewish mindfulness practice, this retreat will also offer daily opportunities to engage in concrete practices of deep forgivenes, loving soul searching and transformation of harmful patterns, returning to our true selves, and 

    cultivating abiding and liberating joy

    Online

    September 23-27, 2020

    English

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    Chanukah Silent Retreat

    Move from darkness to light with Or HaLev on this 3-day silent Jewish meditation retreat. The Chanukah season is an opportune time to cultivate our own sense of wonder. Around us, the darkness is deepening, and many of the natural cycles of life are becoming quieter & more inwardly focused. 

    Israel

    December 17-29, 2020

    English

    Awakening the Divine Retreat

    Combining prayer, mindfulness meditation, silence, text study and other modes of spiritual practice, this retreat will introduce participants to the profound depths of Jewish spirituality and offer the possibility of finding life-transforming meaning in the Jewish tradition. In partnership with the NYU Center for Global Spiritual Life.

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    Waynesboro, PA

    Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2021

    English

    Awakening to Joy Silent Retreat

    Joy is our birthright. It is our natural state when our mind is uncluttered and our heart is at ease. Yet the clamor of the world, the stress of daily life can block us from our inherent nature.

    On this four-night silent meditation retreat participants will be given concrete tools to change their relationship to their mind and heart, open to their inherent joy and love and let go of that which blocks that connection.

    Israel

    February 16-20, 2021

    Hebrew

    Awakening to Freedom Retreat

    Liberation, and the joy which accompanies it, is our birthright. Yet, too often we are stuck in places that feel closed and small, shut off from our natural joy, playfulness and freedom. Incorporating the profound freedom of Passover, this six-night meditation retreat will give participants concrete tools to access and open their joyful, free Divine nature.

    Israel

    March 14-20, 2021

    English

    Opening the Heart Retreat

    This retreat offers concrete tools to access our joyful, free Divine nature, and to open our hearts. Using the vehicle of silence, mindfulness, and a variety of Jewish meditation approaches, we will pause to reflect and rebalance.
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    Marin, CA

    May 25 - 31, 2021

    English