Day Long Meditation Retreat – June 4
Nishmat Hayyim at TBZ presents
A Day-Long Meditation Retreat
June 4, 2017 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
at Just Right Farm in Plympton, MA
Paying Attention with the Heart
The Modern Hebrew words for “pay attention” mean literally “to place the heart.” In meditation, we turn our heart again and again to whatever is arising in the present moment, intentionally practicing compassion toward ourselves and opening to experience. Join us for a day of mindful sitting, walking, yoga, silent lunch, prayer, chant & contemplative Torah study.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity for a day-long meditation retreat in nature.
Open to everyone.
All levels of meditators are welcome.
Limited to 25 people!
Retreat will be led by Bobbi Isberg, Yoheved Sheila Katz, and Mark Russo (See below for bios).
We have a special opportunity to gather at Mark and Kimberley Russo’s “Just Right Farm,” a quiet beautiful place in the country about an hour from Boston for a day-long silent retreat. Kim will prepare an exquisite lunch from the farm. We will support each other’s practice whether we are beginning or experienced.
Registration DEADLINE is Thursday, May 25, 12 Noon.
Registration Fee: $72 per person, $54 for seniors, $36 for students Scholarships available.
To register, please complete the form below. You can pay by credit card on-line or call the office at 617.566.8171 ext. 17 to charge the fee over the phone.
The registration fee is non-refundable. If you cancel, the fee may be put toward another retreat. If paying by check, call the office to say you are sending your check made out to Nishmat Hayyim at TBZ. The address is Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446. Write June 4, 2017 Day-Long Meditation Retreat on the memo line of your check. If registering through the office, make sure the office has your email address so that you will be able to receive important information for this retreat.
Payment must be received in the TBZ office by 12 noon on May 25.
Bios of Retreat Leaders:
practices psychiatry and teaches child psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her meditation
practice has been developing over the past several decades with guidance from Cambridge
Insight Meditation Center, the Insight Meditation Society, the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher
Training of IJS and the community of Temple Beth Zion. She began leading weekly meditation
groups at Nishmat Hayyim in 2005 and now co-leads monthly Shabbat afternoon meditation
retreats at Temple Beth Zion with Yoheved Sheila Katz.
Yoheved Sheila Katz
teaches Contemplative Practice and Middle East History at Berklee College of Music. Her Jewish
contemplative practice has been nurtured for decades by Hebrew chant, mindfulness meditation,
Hebrew text study, yoga, and extended silent retreats at the Elat Chayyim Advanced Meditation
Program, Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training, Spirit Rock, Forest Refuge, and Plum Village. She
co-leads monthly Shabbat meditation retreats at Temple Beth Zion with Bobbi Isberg.
Mark E. Russo
has practiced as a veterinarian for 40 years specializing in veterinary neurology and holistic
medicine. He is President of the Board of Directors of Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
and formerly chaired the Board of Directors of Elat Chayyim Jewish Retreat Center. Mark has
been practicing meditation and yoga for several decades and is extremely grateful to have
studied with and been influenced by many teachers.