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Psychedelic Beit Midrash: House of Seeking and Learning

Thursday, March 16 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
Join us for Shefa’s Psychedelic Beit Midrash – house of learning and seeking!

As a follow up to our popular Psychedelics & the Future of Judaism lecture with Rabbi Zac Kamenetz, join us to delve further into the Jewish Psychedelic Renaissance. While much of Jewish wisdom is transmitted through textual traditions and study, our sacred texts themselves come from people’s direct experience of reality and are retold through their inner thoughts, feelings and expressions. When we approach our ancestral traditions with this awareness, these same traditions can become catalysts for psychedelic (“mind” or “soul manifesting”) and entheogenic (“allowing the divine to come into being”) experiences.

Shefa’s Psychedelic Beit Midrash (house of learning and seeking) will deepen individuals’ connection to these traditions and their own encounters with expanded consciousness through learning Jewish mystical traditions in a contemporary and approachable language, an embodied breathwork* session, and an integration circle, making meaning out of our experience together.

*This style of breath involves a rapid breathing technique and is not suitable for individuals who are pregnant. Additional caution should be taken for those with high blood pressure. An alternative suggestion will be made for those folks, offering a more meditative embodied experience.

Zac is a rabbi, community leader, and aspiring psychedelic-assisted chaplain based in Berkeley, CA. He holds an MA in Biblical literature and languages from UC Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union and received rabbinic ordination in 2012. As the founder and CEO of Shefa, Zac is pioneering a movement to integrate safe and supported psychedelic use into the Jewish spiritual tradition, advocate for individuals and communities to heal individual and inherited trauma and inspire a Jewish religious and creative renaissance in the 21st century.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds, for cost-free registration, email jrosenberg@marinjcc.org.


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