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The Art of Mussar: A Study and Practice Group Blending Mussar and Expressive Arts
The study and practice of Mussar offers a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation. Its focus on tikkun middot, the refinement of character, enables us to ground our spiritual aspirations and live a life of joy and personal integrity.
Tikkun middot is a practice shared by both Jewish mystics and mussar masters alike. It involves deepening self-awareness (cheshbon ha’nefesh), building spiritual muscle in the areas where we are challenged and mastering reactive, habitual patterns.
The group, led by Estelle Frankel with occasional guest artists will blend text study with guided meditation, journaling, poetry and expressive arts. The curriculum for the 4-sessions will draw upon the following middot: humility, courage, faith/trust, equanimity, patience/perseverance, compassion, generosity, honesty.
Tuesdays, January 22, 29, February 12, 26
7:15 - 8:45 pm
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|Jan 22||7:15 PM–8:45 PM||Tue||Chochmat HaLev||Estelle Frankel|
|Jan 29||7:15 PM–8:45 PM||Tue||Chochmat HaLev||Estelle Frankel|
|Feb 12||7:15 PM–8:45 PM||Tue||Chochmat HaLev||Estelle Frankel|
|Feb 26||7:15 PM–8:45 PM||Tue||Chochmat HaLev||Estelle Frankel|
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
Estelle Frankel, MFT is a practicing psychotherapist, spiritual advisor, and seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation who blends depth psychology with the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of Kabbalah. She has taught Jewish studies in Israel and throughout the U.S. for over 40 years and is the author of: Sacred Therapy and The Wisdom of Not Knowing. Learn more at www.estellefrankel.com.