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Living a Surrendered Life


Drawing on the wisdom of Twelve-Step spirituality and his new book, Surrendered―The Sacred Art: Shattering the Illusion of Control and Falling into Grace with Twelve-Step Spirituality, Rami will examine the difference between surrender as an act of will and being surrendered as a gift of grace, and explore what it is to give up the former and live the latter. This heavily Taoist, Zen, and Hasidic influenced retreat celebrates the sublime joy of wabi-sabi: the beauty and spirituality of imperfection. Our aim is to help you recognize and embrace the truth of Leonard Cohen’s lyric: Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring/Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything) / That's how the light gets in…Includes all meals.

FEES:
$260 Commuter


$385 Private Room with Bath - limited, please provide 2nd choice
$355 Private Room with Hall Bath
$330 Shared Room with Private bath
$315 Shared Room with Hall bath

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A Jewish practitioner of Perennial Wisdom, Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award–winning author of over thirty-six books on religion and spirituality. He received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and holds a Ph.D. in religion from Union Graduate School. A rabbinic chaplain with the USAF for 3 years, a congregational rabbi for 20, and a professor of religious studies for 10, Rabbi Rami currently co-directs the One River Foundation, writes the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler column for Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s weekly radio show, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami. His newest book is The Tao of Solomon: Unlocking the Perennial Wisdom of Ecclesiastes (Ben Yehuda Press, 2018).