For practicing and non-practicing Jews (and allies) alike, Yom Kippur presents an invitation and a challenge. On the one hand, it is very widely observed — often with family — and invites a kind of introspection familiar to lovers of the Dharma. On the other hand, Yom Kippur can be profoundly alienating in its approach to ethical refinement, its theistic liturgy, and its contemporary cultural trappings. In this session, we'll explore some Dharmic practices, texts, and wisdom for making the most of this "retreat of retreats" (Shabbat Shabbaton).
Yom Kippur for Buddhists: A Survive-and-Thrive Guide
Dates: Oct 02, 2022
Instructor(s): Jay Michaelson
Sunday, October 2
Meeting Time: 7:30-9:00 PM
About the Instructor(s):
Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson has taught meditation for twenty years in Buddhist, Jewish, and secular contexts. He is an editor at Ten Percent Happier and a columnist for The Daily Beast whose ten books include Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment. Jay holds a PhD in Jewish Thought, a JD from Yale Law School, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination, and was a member of the BCBS Board of Directors for six years.