Shabasana - Where Shabbat Meets Vipasana
Join us for a day long silent meditation retreat on Urban Adamah's new farm next to a recently restored creek. We’ll start the day with contemplative shabbat chanting and then journey together through silent meditation, sitting and walking (on the farm or along the creek). Optional mindfulness yoga and gentle qi gong will also be offered. You can attend one or both, or choose to keep sitting. Except for the morning chanting service and instruction during the yoga and qi gong classes, the entire day will be held in silence. A short introduction to meditation will be offered at the beginning of the day. No prior meditation, yoga or qi gong experience is necessary.
We’ll break silence together with havdalah and a communal dinner. Participants should pack their own lunch. You can view the full schedule here.
Co-led by Adam Berman and Arielle Cohen. The cost for the retreat is by donation, with a sliding scale suggestion of $18 to $180.
Instructors: Arielle Cohen and Adam Berman
Arielle Cohen: A long-time Buddhist practitioner, Arielle is ordained as a Buddhist Reverend through Insight Meditation Center, endorsed through Spirit Rock Buddhist Meditation Center and completed the Sati Center Training for Buddhist Chaplaincy. She works as a professional hospice chaplain in the East Bay and teaches mindfulness in healthcare settings. Arielle has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 12 years.
Adam Berman: Adam founded Urban Adamah in 2010 and currently serves as its Executive Director. He also founded ADAMAH: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship, served as the Director of the Teva Learning Alliance and is a long time qigong practitioner and Jewish song leader.