I had the incredible honor of being on a writing retreat in Santa Fe last week with Natalie Goldberg and Rob Wilder called “A Sense of Place.” Natalie has written many books about the art and practice of writing, including “Writing Down the Bones” and “The True Secret of Writing,” and we learned about writing as a spiritual practice. This really applies to all forms of creative expression, including the construction of the Mishkan (the Tabernacle or Sanctuary) that begins in great detail in Parshat Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19). This weekend, Bonai Shalom is proud to be hosting The Jewish Studio Project, which is an amazing opportunity for Jewish creative expression. This episode is a brief exploration of the relationship between creativity, spirituality, ritual and imagination.
In this season of Thanksgiving, I am reminded that the Jewish liturgy offers a technology to access morning gratitude. It’s the Modeh Ani prayer.
We are excited to have the opportunity to launch two new weekly sits, both of them happening on Tuesdays.