The mystics teach that the flames of Chanukah echo from the beginning of creation and send forth lights of chen — grace — pure love, freely given.Read More
We are not here alone. We are in this moment because of every decision made by those who came before us.Read More
Shabbat arrives and calls us to stop doing and practice being.Read More
The Mystery of life flows through all. The trees, mountains and rivers sing with life.Read More
Tradition teaches that it is helpful to begin each day with the prayer:
Modah ani lefanecha — I am grateful, present and in relationship with You, the Source of All Life. You have renewed my soul. Great is Your faith in me.
Taking our seats, we set an intention to sit held by chesed, abundant love, generosity and kindness. Letting the attention rest on the breath, we open to the flow of chesed.Read More
The world is broken and blessings abound. Life is filled with treasures.Read More
Shema—listen, pay attention, within all the diversity, beyond all distinction is the One.Read More
Let us remember that our Chanukah story declares, that amid the rubble of the desecrated Temple, a tiny drop of oil was found. The drop of oil was lit not knowing what would be -- and it burned brighter and longer than anyone thought possible.Read More
As we gather together
Let us give thanks for the abundance that fills this table.
And let us acknowledge that among us there are many viewpoints and p
This year, as we gather for Thanksgiving in the midst of all that is going on in our own lives and in the life of our country, let’s set an intention to treat ourselves and each other with gentleness, kindness and care.Read More
May our hearts be strong and filled with courage, May the Infinite come through our words and actions.
-- Psalm 31:25
The path awaits our willingness.
The world awaits our blessings.Read More
It would be easy to stay knocked down by despair, but we need each other to keep rising.Read More
From the heights of Yom Kippur we land in Sukkot, the festival of the Earth’s bounty. Sukkot calls us to take all we gathered from our journeys through Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and plant it in the ground. During sukkot we allow the wisdom our souls have received to guide us in setting intentions.Read More
Blessed is the Mystery that calls us to bring healing and create peace.Read More
May we see the goodness in ourselves, in each other and in the natural world, and may this goodness inspire our love and direct our actions toward healing and peace.
As we go into 5779, we ask ourselves: What qualities and what intentions do we want to place before our eyes that will help direct our attention and actions, and guide us into the fullness of life?Read More
As the moon of Elul grows full, it lights the path into the New Year and calls forth practices to help guide the way.
The month of Elul calls: Return.
Return to awareness and alignment.
Return to loving relationship.