Exploring the Mystic Heart of the World’s Religions
With Rabbi Rami Shapiro
On the surface, religions appear separate, unique and mutually exclusive. At their heart, they share a common truth and perennial wisdom:
- Each life is an expression of a nondual process called Ultimate Reality, God, Tao, Mother, Allah, YHVH, Dharmakaya, Brahman, Nature, Great Spirit, etc.
- All humans have an innate capacity to awaken as Ultimate Reality.
- Awakening as Ultimate Reality carries with it an ethic of interdependence calling us to cultivate compassion and justice toward all beings.
- Awakening to Ultimate Reality and living this ethic is humanity’s highest goal.
Using a mixture of chant, passage meditation, self-inquiry, lovingkindness practice and contemplative study, Rabbi Rami will help us explore five existential questions:
- Who am I?
- Where did I come from?
- Where am I going when I die?
- How shall I live?
- And why?
Our goal is to cultivate a personal practice for awakening and ethical living that can be done within or without the context of a religion.
The program, co-sponsored by Mercy by the Sea and Copper Beech Institute begins on Friday, May 4, at 5 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, May 6 at 1 p.m. Cost of the program, single occupancy room and all meals is $670. A shared room is $495 per person and also includes the program, accomodations and meals. Please note that you must indicate who you will be rooming with if choosing a shared room. The commuter fee is $325, which covers the cost of the program plus meals.
To register, please go to the Copper Beech Institute website.
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is a Jewish practitioner of perennial wisdom and an award-winning author of over 30 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 congregational rabbi for 20 years and a professor of religious studies for 10 (Middle Tennessee State University), Rabbi Rami currently directs the One River Foundation and its World Wisdom Bible project, writes a regular column for Spirituality and Health magazine called “Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler,” and hosts the magazine’s weekly radio show, “Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami.” He is the author of Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent and The World Wisdom Bible (Skylight Paths Publishing 2017).
|Dates:||5/4/2018 to 5/6/2018|