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The Wisdom of “Not Knowing”

Passover and Personal Transformation

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

The Jewish holiday of Passover commemorates the ancient Israelite journey from slavery to freedom. The Passover story has inspired countless liberation movements around the world and forms the heart of liberation theology.

Join Estelle Frankel, LMFT, for a weekend exploring the biblical myth of the Exodus, a story about psychological transformation and spiritual awakening. For Jewish mystics and kabbalists, it represents the soul’s yearning to break free of the narrow confines of egoic consciousness to embrace nondual awareness.

Through storytelling, sacred text, poetry, chant, meditation, and ritual, you will enter a supportive circle in which to take the first steps towards liberating yourself. No prior knowledge of Judaism or Hebrew is necessary—just a willingness to enter the unknown.

In this program, you will also explore:

  • A deeper understanding of Passover, during which we seek to discover our courageous hearts and break free of old familiar patterns that confine our Spirit
  • The practice of “not knowing”—the willingness to become curious and to imagine new and unknown possibilities
  • How to embrace uncertainty and take risks to open your life to the infinite liberation of what lies ahead.
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Estelle Frankel, LMFT

April 6 - 8, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

The Jewish holiday of Passover commemorates the ancient Israelite journey from slavery to freedom. The Passover story has inspired countless liberation movements around the world and forms the heart of liberation theology.

Join Estelle Frankel, LMFT, for a weekend exploring the biblical myth of the Exodus, a story about psychological transformation and spiritual awakening. For Jewish mystics and kabbalists, it represents the soul’s yearning to break free of the narrow confines of egoic consciousness to embrace nondual awareness.

Through storytelling, sacred text, poetry, chant, meditation, and ritual, you will enter a supportive circle in which to take the first steps towards liberating yourself. No prior knowledge of Judaism or Hebrew is necessary—just a willingness to enter the unknown.

In this program, you will also explore:

  • A deeper understanding of Passover, during which we seek to discover our courageous hearts and break free of old familiar patterns that confine our Spirit
  • The practice of “not knowing”—the willingness to become curious and to imagine new and unknown possibilities
  • How to embrace uncertainty and take risks to open your life to the infinite liberation of what lies ahead.

Faculty Bio

Estelle Frankel, LMFT

Estelle Frankel is a practicing psychotherapist and spiritual advisor who blends depth psychology with the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of the Kabbalah. Ordained as a Rabbinic Pastor by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Estelle has taught Jewish mysticism and meditation in Israel and throughout the United States for over 40 years.

Estelle is currently on the faculty of Lehrhaus Judaica and Chochmat HaLev Jewish Meditation Center in Berkeley, California. She teaches continuing education courses for therapists on Kabbalah as sacred psychology and has written numerous essays that have been published by academic journals and popular magazines.

Estelle is a popular public speaker who has been hosted by many institutions including: Starr King School of the Ministry, the Cape Cod Institute, University of Judaism (Los Angeles), Academy of Jewish Religion, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and the New York Open Center.

Estelle is author of two award-winning books on the interface of Kabbalah and psychology, Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness and The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty.

Why Attend

  • The journey begins with the practice of “not knowing”—the door to infinite possibility and transformation.

  • Study with a practicing psychotherapist and Rabbinic Pastor who has taught Jewish mysticism and meditation in Israel and throughout the United States for over 40 years.

  • Experience a transformational blend of depth psychology and the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of the Kabbalah.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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