Join us for an Upcoming Virtual Gathering
Prepare for Shabbat through chant, movement, and healing prayers – designed to calm the nervous system and cultivate kindness, compassion, and healing energy in this challenging time. You’ll have an opportunity to share the names of specific people and places you’re holding in your heart for healing; we end by speaking the mourner’s Kaddish prayer, to support those who are mourning the loss of loved ones.
Diane will be sharing the work of her long-time teacher, somatic pioneer Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) is a unique, experiential, embodied learning and healing approach, sourced in anatomical, physiological, psychophysical, and developmental principles. It offers spacious and compassionate ways to explore your own body-mind through specific, internal experiences of each of the body systems and the integrating practice of the developmental movement patterns through which we navigate our earthly existence. This series will focus on the Organ System, the Fluid System, and the Nervous System. All levels of experience are welcomed.
Come and experience the transformative potential of the seven-week daily ritual practice of counting the Omer practice! Rabbi Diane will explain the origins and symbolic significance of this ancient biblical practice, teach ways that way may experience the Omer counting as a potent spiritual practice for our times, and read from This Is the Day, her book of 49 poems composed during one year's cycle of Omer counting.
This five-part class series will delve into some of the main streams of Jewish mysticism, from the prophets and merkhavah mystics of ancient times through the medieval and more contemporary approaches. In each session we’ll learn background, read texts, and try on practices, with an eye to experiencing how these transformational methods might enrich our spiritual lives today. No prior experience with kabbalah or meditative practice is needed; all are welcome!
Spiritual Direction with Rabbi Diane Elliot
Spiritual Direction is an evolving discipline built on the art of holy listening. Together, the director and the directee listen deeply and with compassion for the currents of truth, of wisdom, and for the sacred, held in suspension in even the most challenging experiences. In the process of Spiritual Direction, Rabbi Diane will help you to focus your awareness on your inner space, listening for kol d'mamma, the soft, murmuring voice of Spirit within and around you. You will feel companioned, heard, and encouraged to open your heart to Loving Presence in the midst of the distractions, busyness, and yearnings of your own life. Spiritual Direction sessions with Rabbi Diane generally last one hour and can happen by phone or zoom.