Preparing the Heart and Soul for Passover
April 12 – 14, 2019
8 – 10 Nisan 5779
At the Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York, 10524
The Festival of Passover calls us to leave the narrow places in our hearts and minds and expand our capacity for compassion, empathy, understanding and relationship.
Through sitting and walking meditation, yoga, prayer, reflection on traditional texts and listening to the wisdom of the water, sky and Earth we will practice softening our hearts and releasing thoughts, habits and behaviors that keep us bound. Our aim is to touch the courage, strength and faith that will guide us in stepping into the fullness of our lives and serving the highest good.
We will engage in the practices of:
Tikkun halev: The softening of the hardened heart
Bedikat chamaytz: Taking notice of what keeps us from engaging fully with the challenges and gifts of life, and
Yitziat mitzriam: Leaving the narrow places of judgment and fear, to enter into a wider expanse of perspective and possibility.
I welcome you to join us for this annual retreat to prepare our hearts and souls for Passover.
— Rabbi Yael Levy