Jewish Mysticism meets Integral Yoga: Third in a Series of Contemporary Mysticism

Contemporary Mysticism: Paths to Spiritual Awakening: A Series of Interfaith Dialogues

Join us for an enlightening conversation exploring Jewish mysticism as a profound path to personal liberation and spiritual enlightenment. Delve into the mystical teachings of Kabbalah, exploring how Jews describe the highest goal of meditation and spiritual practice. Discover the transformative power of Jewish mysticism, and how its ancient wisdom can illuminate our understanding of self, purpose, and the universe. Whether you’re new to Jewish mysticism or seeking deeper insights, this conversation promises to inspire and illuminate your spiritual journey.
Jewish mysticism, particularly in the Kabbalistic tradition, often describes the highest goal of meditation as devekut, or cleaving to God, where the individual seeks to transcend the self and become one with the divine. This state of unity is seen as the ultimate source of liberation and enlightenment, where the barriers between the individual and the divine are dissolved, and true spiritual union is achieved.
Swami Ramananda and Rabbi David will also explore how the teachings and practices of the Kabbalah overlap and are synergistic with Integral Yoga Teachings, as well as areas that they may differ.

We warmly welcome you to register (for free) for                                                “Jewish Mysticism meets Integral Yoga”
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 7:30 PM ET

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Mar 27 2024
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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Date: Mar 27 2024
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  • Rabbi David Ingber
    Rabbi David Ingber
    Director of the Bronfman Center at 92NY.

    Rabbi David A. Ingber is the Senior Director for Jewish Life and Senior Director of the Bronfman Center at 92NY. He serves as the founding rabbi of Romemu, the largest Renewal synagogue in the United States. Rabbi Ingber founded Romemu in NYC in 2006, following his ordination by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Founder of the Jewish Renewal movement. Over the past decade-plus, Romemu has grown into a weekly home for thousands of people, a growing membership of over 1,000 in its two physical locations (Manhattan and Brooklyn), and a growing online global membership. Rabbi Ingber also founded Romemu Yeshiva, the first fully egalitarian Yeshiva (immersive learning center), dedicated to mystical and meditative Jewish learning and practice.
    Raised Modern Orthodox in New York, Rabbi Ingber studied at Ramaz, Yeshiva University, Beit Midrash L’Torah, Yeshivat Chaim Berlin, and Yeshivat Chovovei Torah Rabbinical School. He also studied philosophy, psychology and religion at New York University.
    Rabbi Ingber’s distinct approach to Torah, rabbinical teaching, and ritualistic practice is informed by his own personal seeking and learning from a wide cross-section of sacred traditions and faiths. He is enlightened by Jewish mysticism and Hasidut, fusing these beliefs with those of other ancient philosophies and world views. Particular influences include 18th Century Kabbalist and Founder of Hasidut, Rabbi Yisrael Ba’al Shem Tov; the great 19th Century Ishbitzer Rebbe, R. Mordechai Leiner; and leading 20th Century thinkers from Kabbalist, Rav Abraham Isaac Kook to psychologist, Carl Jung.
    Rabbi Ingber was named by Newsweek as one of the top 50 most influential rabbis in the United States as well as by The Forward as one of the 50 most newsworthy and notable Jews in America. A major 21st Century Jewish thinker and educator, his rich perspective, open heart and mind, and full-bodied approach to Jewish learning has brought him to speak worldwide. He serves on the faculty for the Wexner Heritage Program, and the Shalom Hartman Institute of iNorth America and Israel, and was an AJWS Global Justice Fellow. Rabbi Ingber has lectured extensively on the topics of spirituality, theology, Jewish mysticism, prayer, and meditation. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Ariel and their three children.

  • Swami Ramananda
    Swami Ramananda
    Executive Director of San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute

    Swami Ramananda C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is the Executive Director of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition who has been practicing Yoga for over 45 years. Ramanandaji offers practical methods of integrating the timeless teachings and practices of Yoga into daily life and transforming the painful aspects of human experience into steps toward realizing one’s full potential.
    He leads all levels of Yoga Teacher Training and programs around the globe. Ramanandaji co-developed the Stress Management Teacher Training program and has trained many teachers to bring Yoga into corporate, hospital, and medical settings. He is a founding board member of Yoga Alliance. He co-founded The Spiritual Action Initiative, which brings together individuals committed to working for social justice for all beings and the care and healing of our natural world. His warmth, wisdom, and sense of humor have endeared him to many.