Category Archives: Jewish Meditation (Hisbodedus)

You NEED to Experience Joy on Rosh Chodesh Adar

azamra22305843009295801803Mishenichnas Adar Marbim BeSimcha! When Adar Comes, Joy Increases!

Special announcement from BRI’s Yossi Katz.

Please share with your friends, colleagues, mom, sisters, and daughters.

Dear Friend,

This coming Sunday, February 26, you’re invited to join the Breslov Research Insitute (BRI) at the JCC of Manhattan as we host three popular Breslov teachers for a life-changing afternoon of self-discovery with healing Chassidic meditation, art, and song, for women only.

Azamra: Hearing the Song of Your Soul
An Afternoon of Self-Discovery with Healing Chassidic Meditation, Art and Music

Come for a creative afternoon of exciting Chassidic workshops based on the joyful wisdom of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Experience the power of Chassidic meditation, art, and song. Uncover unique healing insights you can build on. Gain self-knowledge. Take home doable ideas for a personal spiritual practice that will work in your life.

Program starts 1 pm at the JCC in Manhattan. Reserve Online Now at the JCC Manhattan or call 646.505.5700 to reserve your space.

Beginners through advanced participants are welcome. Kosher snacks served.

Workshops will be led by popular Breslov teachers including:

Chaya Rivka Zwolinski (BRI, BreslovWoman, BreslovCampus, teacher, coach, and writer)

 Atara Grenadir (Touro College Professor and Art Therapist)

Fraidy Katz (Choir Director)

For questions, please email or call 732-534-7263 at the Breslov Research Insitute or use the comments section, below.

You’re Invited: Azamra for Women in NYC

azamra22305843009295801803You’re invited to a special Breslov event just for women on Sunday, February 26th at the JCC of Manhattan.
Azamra: Hearing the Song of Your Soul
An Afternoon of Self-Discovery with Healing Chassidic Meditation, Art and Music for women

Date: Sunday, February 26th  Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Place: The JCC of Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St, New York City 

Come for a creative afternoon of Chassidic workshops based on the joyful wisdom of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Experience the power of Chassidic meditation, art, and song. Uncover unique healing insights you can build on. Gain self-knowledge. Take home doable ideas for a personal spiritual practice that will work in your life.

Save money and reserve online now. Or call the JCC to register 646.505.5708 or Susie Kessler, Director of Makom at the JCC, directly. 646.505.5726

Online registration is $40 per person. Price at the door will be $50.

Beginners through advanced participants are welcome. Kosher snacks served.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan & Breslov Research Institute

Continue reading You’re Invited: Azamra for Women in NYC

Your Thoughts And The Power Of Hisbodedus

downloadThere is a school of thought.

It teaches that the way you think is organic and fluid. It arises from your intellect, life experiences, emotions and feelings.

It teaches that the main way we are able to profoundly change our thoughts is either from a steady diet of outside influence (brainwashing as from a cult, intense propaganda, life-long “education”) or relentless inner work which can be repressive and rigid—and stifles the freedom to be yourself.

It teaches that it is difficult  to change our thoughts and says most of us shouldn’t even try.

It teaches that our thoughts (especially those we feel to be dominated by our feelings, more on this later) reflect who we are—indeed,  they are our unshiftable permanent essence. We must simply accept this, says this school of thought.

After all, everything’s good, everything’s relative, no one thought, idea, or way of thinking or belief is better than another—we’re just fine the way we are.

Really? Then why are so many people so unhappy? Continue reading Your Thoughts And The Power Of Hisbodedus

Keep It Spiritually Simple

backlit-flowers-1183534“The greatest wisdom of all is not to be clever at all. It is simply to be pure and straightforward.” —Advice, Rebbe Nachman

We live in a world of extremes. Extreme immorality and extreme violence. Extreme cynicism and extreme ignorance. Extreme fear and extreme hopelessness.

Sometimes it seems the only antidote to such powerful negativity is extreme asceticism and discipline in the form of stringent or complicated religious practices.

But Rebbe Nachman’s teachings reveal Continue reading Keep It Spiritually Simple

Crying Out To God For Help

In this video class from the Freedom From Fear series, we discuss the Power of a Spiritual Sigh, the Biblical tale of Jonah and the Big Fish, What Happens when we Cry Out to Hashem for Help, and more.

For the Soundcloud audio download or to view other classes, visit BreslovCampus.org.

THE FREEDOM FROM FEAR MAKEOVER – Class 4 from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo.

Video: The Anatomy Of Anxiety (And More)

Topics in this BreslovCampus.org video class, Class 3 of the Freedom From Fear series: The Anatomy of Anxiety, What Fears and Desires Have in Common, Yishuv Hadaas: How to Achieve A Settled Mind/Peace of Mind, What Rebbe Nachman’s Life Can Teach Us About Death, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Death, and more.

For the Soundcloud audio download or to view a variety of free video classes, visit BreslovCampus.org.

THE FREEDOM FROM FEAR MAKEOVER – Class 3 from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo.

Video: Have A Settled Mind (And More)

 

THE FREEDOM FROM FEAR MAKEOVER – Class 3 from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo.

If you were unable to attend Monday night’s free class, watch it above (or listen on SoundCloud.) Topics in this video include: The Anatomy of Anxiety, What Fears and Desires Have in Common, Yishuv Hadaas: How to Achieve A Settled Mind, What Rebbe Nachman’s Life Can Teach Us About Death, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Death, Thank Hashem for the Tzaddik: We All Need Somebody to Lean On and more. It sounds heavy but these teachings of Rebbe Nachman are rich with joy and hope, and are extremely empowering.

Also, don’t forget to join us next time. Save this link and use it to log on: Freedom from Fear Class, Monday 8 pm (EST). Or, visit the course page to get the class on mobile or listen on the phone.