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Welcome to the VBS Spirituality Center

Do you long to...

...deepen your connection with your innermost self and the Divine Presence?

...embrace moments of peace and holiness?

...learn to be fully present — and to experience the world with wonder and gratitude?

...find the Jewish spiritual path you’ve been seeking?

EFSHAR – It's Possible


Upcoming Events

All Events
  • Tuesday ,
    FebFebruary  7 , 2023
     
     
    Tuesday Morning Meditation with Cantor Baron

    Tuesday, Feb 7th 9:00a to 9:45a
    Quiet the mind while opening up the soul: Join Cantor Baron for a weekly Meditation session on Tuesdays at 9:00am. A wonderful way to begin your day and a great time of the week to remind yourself to be present and grateful, acknowledging the possibility of holiness in every moment of every day.

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  • Tuesday ,
    FebFebruary  14 , 2023
     
     
    Tuesday Morning Meditation with Cantor Baron

    Tuesday, Feb 14th 9:00a to 9:45a
    Quiet the mind while opening up the soul: Join Cantor Baron for a weekly Meditation session on Tuesdays at 9:00am. A wonderful way to begin your day and a great time of the week to remind yourself to be present and grateful, acknowledging the possibility of holiness in every moment of every day.

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  18 , 2023
     
     
    Shabbat Meditation Service

    Shabbat, Feb 18th 10:45a to 11:30a
    Led by Cantor Baron

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  • Tuesday ,
    FebFebruary  21 , 2023
     
     
    Tuesday Morning Meditation with Cantor Baron

    Tuesday, Feb 21st 9:00a to 9:45a
    Quiet the mind while opening up the soul: Join Cantor Baron for a weekly Meditation session on Tuesdays at 9:00am. A wonderful way to begin your day and a great time of the week to remind yourself to be present and grateful, acknowledging the possibility of holiness in every moment of every day.

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  • Tuesday ,
    FebFebruary  28 , 2023
     
     
    Tuesday Morning Meditation with Cantor Baron

    Tuesday, Feb 28th 9:00a to 9:45a
    Quiet the mind while opening up the soul: Join Cantor Baron for a weekly Meditation session on Tuesdays at 9:00am. A wonderful way to begin your day and a great time of the week to remind yourself to be present and grateful, acknowledging the possibility of holiness in every moment of every day.

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday ,
    MarMarch  7 , 2023
     
     
    Tuesday Morning Meditation with Cantor Baron

    Tuesday, Mar 7th 9:00a to 9:45a
    Quiet the mind while opening up the soul: Join Cantor Baron for a weekly Meditation session on Tuesdays at 9:00am. A wonderful way to begin your day and a great time of the week to remind yourself to be present and grateful, acknowledging the possibility of holiness in every moment of every day.

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday ,
    MarMarch  14 , 2023
     
     
    Tuesday Morning Meditation with Cantor Baron

    Tuesday, Mar 14th 9:00a to 9:45a
    Quiet the mind while opening up the soul: Join Cantor Baron for a weekly Meditation session on Tuesdays at 9:00am. A wonderful way to begin your day and a great time of the week to remind yourself to be present and grateful, acknowledging the possibility of holiness in every moment of every day.

    MORE INFO

  • Saturday ,
    MarMarch  18 , 2023
     
     
    Shabbat Meditation Service

    Shabbat, Mar 18th 10:45a to 11:30a
    Led by Cantor Baron

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday ,
    MarMarch  21 , 2023
     
     
    Tuesday Morning Meditation with Cantor Baron

    Tuesday, Mar 21st 9:00a to 9:45a
    Quiet the mind while opening up the soul: Join Cantor Baron for a weekly Meditation session on Tuesdays at 9:00am. A wonderful way to begin your day and a great time of the week to remind yourself to be present and grateful, acknowledging the possibility of holiness in every moment of every day.

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday ,
    MarMarch  28 , 2023
     
     
    Tuesday Morning Meditation with Cantor Baron

    Tuesday, Mar 28th 9:00a to 9:45a
    Quiet the mind while opening up the soul: Join Cantor Baron for a weekly Meditation session on Tuesdays at 9:00am. A wonderful way to begin your day and a great time of the week to remind yourself to be present and grateful, acknowledging the possibility of holiness in every moment of every day.

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Meditation Opportunities

Quiet the mind while opening up the soul. 

Everyone of us needs time to power down the tumult of the outside world. We invite you to experience the interplay between contemporary spirituality and the ancient rituals of our liturgy, as we explore together Jewish prayer through meditation. For one hour, you can quiet the mind while opening up the soul to experience Shabbat in a new light. You need no prior experience to participate; all are welcome.

"Shabbat-on-Tuesday"

Meets online once weekly at 10:30am. A wonderful way to begin your day and a great time of the week to remind yourself to be present and grateful, acknowledging the possibility of holiness in every moment of every day. Click here to join on Zoom >

Saturday Meditation Service

Our monthly Meditation Service meets on the third Shabbat (Saturday) of each month from 10:45-11:30am in the Schulweis Chapel.

 

Resources

Check out this Amazon Book List for readings that will provide you guidance and inspiration to deepen your mediation practice.  


Explore and Discover EFSHAR


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The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

What does "awareness" actually mean?

Becoming aware of our awareness is not straightforward because an untrained mind will latch on to whatever object or sight it sees; whatever thought, emotion, or sensation that arises; whatever we perceive.

When we step away from all of this — without ideas, judgment, inner-dialogue, or the need to define — we step into a space of awareness. In this  space we may observe how the mind behaves, and where we experience the present moment.

By practicing awareness we get to create a spaciousness of mind that sets us free from the impact of our thoughts and feelings, to be more at ease with the moment-to-moment unfolding of life itself. This state of mindfulness allows us to be fully present and engaged in each moment, leading to reduced stress, increased happiness, improved relationships and an overall richer existence.

Begin with gratitude.

Modeh Ani Lefanecha, Melech Chai VeKayam

Set your intentions to reflect through meditation and mindfulness.

Meditations Playlist from Cantor Phil Baron

 

"Commune with your own heart on your bed and be still."

- Maimonides

Tue, January 31 2023 9 Shevat 5783