Sacred listening transforms lives through the art of spiritual direction, spiritual guidance, spiritual accompaniment, anam cara in Gaelic, and Hashpaah in Hebrew. We offer resources for spirituality, contemplative prayer, contemplative practice, compassionate listening, mindfulness, and discernment to all seekers. "Spiritual direction helps people tend a deep connection with the holy, and contributes to peace, justice, and integrity of creation. In these difficult times, this connection is even more necessary." (Spiritual Directors International)
The offerings of the Center for Spiritual Friendship include individual and couples Spiritual Direction, as well as interfaith Group Spiritual Direction for general individuals, and Group Spiritual Direction for caregivers as well as accompaniment for dying.
Building on the teachings of Reb Zalman and his book From Age-ing to Sage-ing, this program offers powerful contemplative tools for gathering and giving expression to the wisdom of our own ripening lives. Appropriate for all who want to gain deep meaning in the aging process, people of all ages, professionals working with elders, and clergy for their own eldering and for those they serve.
Torah in Hebrew and Kabbalah classes
For people who want to learn to read and understand the bible in Hebrew, and are interested in studying Torah for their spiritual development. We read the narrative in both Hebrew and English; we meditate upon the readings to discern personal spiritual messages, and discover our own inner Torah.
"It was only through learning with you for three years that I discovered how to understand a Torah and a kabbalistic text, at many levels at once.
I cannot thank you enough for your teaching, in all four worlds. Suffice it to say – again – that I have been blessed to have you as a teacher." David Aladjem
Dance Tefila - Devotional Dance - "In all your ways know Her" (Proverbs 3:6)
"Know that the soul yearns to know the experience of the body, and the body in turn yearns to know the experience of the soul."
Rebbe Nachman of Breslav.
If our tradition had kept sacred dance as a form of worship, what would it look like? From Torah we learn to continually be present to the gift of Life. Imagine dancing through the Four Worlds: listening to your body, allowing expression of your deepest yearning, tuning to the One hum of creation, and diving into your soul and back! Imagine being so open hearted, so attuned to the divine flow; that your whole body becomes an integrated, body-mind-soul experience! You need only a willingness to move in new ways, and to pray with your body. No background in dance is required.
For individual sessions or to join a group in any of the above offerings, please call 303.440.10124 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
As Rabbis and Spiritual Directors with extensive experience in Research in Consciousness, and commitment to, interfaith encounter and shared learning, we are uniquely positioned to bring these innovative programs to the greater Boulder community.
We strongly believe that the Center For Spiritual Friendship brings Tikkun that repairs and prevents further divisiveness and intolerance borne of misunderstanding, religious differences and lack of awareness. All of it's offerings encourage inspiration, and deep inner reflection, while holding a place of global awareness for Divine connection everywhere.
We are looking forward to including you among our spiritual friends!