Rebbe Nachman and You: Contemplative Writing from the Soul
Join Breslov Research Institute and BRI Women’s Chaya Rivka Zwolinski for a two-part workshop at the JCC Manhattan–Makom Center for Jewish Spirituality
Dates: Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018 and Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
REGISTER ONLINE or CALL 646-505-5708 to register or for additional information. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Are you a curious blogger or journal writer, a beginner or published author, or just interested in getting to know more about yourself? Have you ever wanted to write from a deeper place inside you? Nourished by the hidden wellsprings of ancient Jewish wisdom, Rebbe Nachman’s stories are enchanting, dramatic, at times even amusing. But most of all they are elixirs that reveal and heal the soul. In this two-part workshop, we’ll take key concepts from these stories for writing prompts, and then write in your choice of several genres, such as narrative essay or memoir, poetry, lists, expository essay or free-form journaling, and more. Be inspired and discover new aspects of self.
Chaya Rivka Zwolinski teaches the wisdom of the renowned Chassidic master Rebbe Nachman live as well as online at Breslov.org and BreslovCampus.org; blogs for PsychCentral.com; is co-author of Therapy Revolution (HCI), and The Parent-Child Dance (Feldheim) and other books.
Our recent Uman trip, was challenging and rich with rewards. We each returned inspired, if a bit overwhelmed by all the wonders this trip revealed.
Lauren Zahavi decided to launch a WhatsApp group for the women who went, which she did, and in no time at all it was loaded up with heartwarming photos, videos, and other posts from our beloved group members. After asking me to give brief (2-3 minute) Breslov lessons for that group, Lauren began a new WhatsApp group for anyone who wanted a dose of inspiration but who didn’t have a lot of time.
You can join, too. Just follow this link to the BRI Women WhatsApp group and you’ll have access to short but sweet lessonsof Rebbe Nachman’s teachingsas well as news about BRI Women programs.
The first lessons are about Rebbe Nachman’s remedies. We begin with remedies you can apply in your life: choosing simcha (joy), embracing temimus (simple sincerity), believing you can start over, forgetting heartache, and more.
And if you’d like to learn more, please visit the Breslov Research Institute’s newest program, BRI Women–and be inspired with life-changing programs, new publications, trips to Ukraine, and more.
What is the deeper meaning of chametz? What is exile? How can counting the omer change our perspective? Why was Rebbe Nachman able to make it to the Land of Israel, but the Holy Baal Shem was not? In this discussion of various Passover themes via the light of Breslov, Chaya Rivka Zwolinski, Director of BRI Women, reveals the underlying soul connection.