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Spring Semester 2020

April 6 - June 12, 2020

New this Semester: Attend all the classes you would like this summer for $600

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Are you interested in learning more about Kabbalah Experience?
Attend one of our upcoming FREE introductory classes. 

June 24, 26-27, 2019

Course Information

All classes are available at Kabbalah Experience Denver and remotely through ZOOM videoconference

Interested in learning more? Attend a free class!

SPRING SPECIAL: New KE Members ($50 annual fee), are invited to 'pay as you can' for your first Foundations class (Soul, Space, or Time). $275 value.  Please call our office for assistance in registering: (303) 337-0959

○ Level I: Foundation Classes   

SOUL

Soul: The study of Kabbalah enables us to discover what is hidden from our perception in plain sight. In this introduction to the basic teachings of the Kabbalah you learn to see beyond habituated and constricted thinking and become open to experiencing the connectivity of all of created reality—what is known in physics as Quantum Entanglement, in Depth Psychology as Synchronicity and in Kabbalah as Soul Connections.

Instructor: Melanie Gruenwald
Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am

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SPACE

Space: A key to consciousness in Kabbalah is the Tree of Life, a visual map of how infinite and finite flow into and from each other. We enter places, form relationships and pursue projects often with little understanding of how they come about, their meaning and the relevance of seeing beyond what manifests. In this introduction to the Tree of Life we learn about and then practice incorporating this system of energy flow in all our interactions.

Instructor: Melanie Gruenwald
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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SPACE

Time: Do you understand time? It is not the seconds and minutes ticking by, or the days, weeks and years we live by—all of those are how we measure time. What then is the dimension of time that has so fascinated the inquiry of scientist and spiritual seeker? This Kabbalistic detective story unveils the greatest unseen reality: time and the present moment, experience it in the eternity of an eye-blink.

Instructor: Melanie Gruenwald
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

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○ Level II: Inner Transformation

Who Are You?

Who Are You?:  In this first semester of Inner Transformation you are challenged to strip away your previous understandings of who you are and explore the relationship between your outer selves, inner selves and your essence. The Kabbalah teachings are profound  in revealing the masks (ie. selves, identities, roles), you wear to ensure that you can answer the question: Are you wearing the mask or is the mask wearing you?

Instructor: Melanie Gruenwald
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

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○ Level III & IV: Human Narrative

Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam: How do we put into practice the vision of a greater consciousness put forward by the Kabbalists? Tikkun Olam- the repair fo the world- assumes that there's a need to address the imbalances created by the human narrative and actualize social change. We will look at those who are advocating and implementing change globally and locally which inspire us to commit to changes we can make in our lives- individually, with family, and in our communities.

Instructor: Dr. David Sanders
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm | Monday 1:30pm - 2:45 pm |
Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm | Friday 9:30 am - 10:45 am

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The Human Narrative

Human Narrative, A Radical Rethinking of God-Truth-and-Israel: This ‘advanced’ class will be open and accessible to new students interested in rethinking conventional understandings of the Jewish ‘Trinity:’ God, Torah, and Israel. Building upon an exploration of the place and purpose of humanity and the stories we tell about our place in the world, we turn our attention now to a complex discussion of the particular roles, or callings, of Israel (namely, Jews, the Jewish community, Jewish tradition, as well as the Jewish State) within the universal questions that challenges of climate change present to all humankind. The primary text is a book by modern Kabbalist, Art Green, “Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition.”

Instructor: Rabbi Jamie Arnold
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:15 am

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○ Level V: Consciousness Evolving

Advanced Dreams & Kabbalah

Dreams: “A dream not interpreted is like a letter not read.” This quote is not from Freud or Jung but from the Zohar, the classic medieval Kabbalah text connecting dreams and our spiritual growth. We spend an average of 9 years dreaming. What do our dreams reflect to us of our experience? How are dreams guides for our emotional and spiritual development? Come and see the significance of dreams. Journaling and sharing your dreams helps you apply the Kabbalah dream framework.

Instructor: Dr. David Sanders
Monday 9:00 am - 10:15 am | Monday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm | 
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm | Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:45 am

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Advanced Dreams & Kabbalah

Advanced Kabbalah: For students completing the 4-year curriculum advanced study reflects the creation of a conscious community committed to each other’s spiritual growth. Prompts that stimulate reflection and discussion come from teacher and student alike with life experiences being the catalyst for the further practice of deepening awareness.

Instructor: Dr. David Sanders
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:15 am

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Mussar

Mussar and Kabbalah: Mussar, a Hebrew word meaning ‘discipline,’ refers to a proactive moral educational philosophy dedicated to cultivating what we today call social and emotional intelligence. In mussar, we combine centuries-old wisdom and contemporary insights and language in the service of cultivating and balancing ‘measurable qualities of character,’ or midot, such as curiosity and generosity, pride and humility, anger and patience, simplicity, gratitude, order, beauty, and joy. This class aims to provide practical, personalized pathways for effectively embodying the insights of kabbalah and growing into our best selves. Our mussar group at KE provides a welcoming, mutually supportive community of souls striving towards wholeness together. This spring we focus on the qualities of equanimity (a soul’s ease with struggle and stillness) and a robust enthusiasm (overcoming procrastination and following through).

Instructor: Rabbi Jamie Arnold 
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:45 am

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○ Summer Special Workshops

Please note: this is a single day 3 hour workshop.

Advanced Dreams & Kabbalah

Reincarnation and Kabbalah: The concept of soul transmigration was introduced into Judaism by the Kabbalah masters of France and Spain in the early twelfth century. We explore the philosophic, scientific and spiritual understandings of reincarnation followed by a guided group regression for access to prior life experiences.
Instructors: Dr. David Sanders and Bliss Holland

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○ Special Courses

Holistic Leadership: Ready to become the sacred leader you’re meant to be? Join The Faith Space and explore ways to lead with ethics, efficiency, and effectiveness. This five-part course dives deep into ten traits of ethical, spiritual leaders and teaches students how to weave their purpose into their profession with integrity. How you lead your business is how you lead your life. By the end of this course, leaders will be more holistic, systemic, sustainable, and have a renewed sense of direction personally and professionally.   

Instructor: Katherine Newell

About the Instructor: Katherine Newell is an interspiritual minister and transformation specialist dedicated to serving human beings seeing awakening and alignment. As CEO and Co-Founder of The Faith Space, she provides personal and organizational development for leaders in tech, business, public service, and nonprofit sectors. She has a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University and her background is steeped in holistic healing, visioning, mentoring pioneers, conflict management and facilitation. Katherine works with revolutionary leaders to foster empathy-building, social justie, systems-level thinking, and holistive integration of change to cultivate a more peacful, equitable, and sustainable world.

Five Week Session: Tuesday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | April 7 - May 5

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 The Soul's Journey: The Dead, the Living, & the Undying Soulmate Love: We don't have a soul, we are a soul- a soul which has come from somewhere, is here for a short while and then continues on its journey upon what we call death. The entirety of Kabbalah is designed to both explain the nature of the soul, and provide a pathway for the soul to effectively and elegantly make this journey. "The Soul's Journey" is a kabbalistic exploration of the nature of the soul and explanation of this journey. During this course we will explore this journey from three vantage points: from the perspective of the dying/ dead, from the perspective ofthe living/ bereaved, what happens  when the living and dead are separated and how soulmates are reunited and how soulmate love never dies

Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Baruch Halevi

About the Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Baruch HaLevi, known to everyone as, “Rabbi B,” is an ordained rabbi, having served congregations for eighteen years, most recently in Swampscott, MA, where he created the fastest growing synagogue in the Northeast, as detailed in his book, “Revolution of Jewish Spirit.” Rabbi B holds a Doctoral Degree in Ministry, is a motivational speaker, and serial, spiritual-entrepreneur, having founded multiple startups with the mission of repairing a broken world. Today, he is focused on Spark Seekers Ventures - guiding clients of all religions, faith traditions and backgrounds through Spark Seekers Grief Coaching and The Spark Seekers Grief Experience. He is also actively building “Soul Centered,” a physical and virtual platform and community for the growing, “spiritual not religious” population - a center focused on spirituality, meaning and healing.

Wednesday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | April  22 - June 10

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Unveiling the Wonders of the Hebrew Alphabet: The early kabbalists taught that the 22-letters of the Hebrew alphabet each represent a conduit of loving consciousness (divine energy) becoming embodied through the Tree of Life. This class looks at each of these incredible letters in turn as a transformative tool infusing our relationships (with all sounds and every soul) with the power sacred symbols and story. This class is designed for adults of all levels of Hebrew knowledge – those learning Hebrew for the very first time, those with many years of formal Hebrew study, and everything in between. Why study this ancient and influential alphabet? Glimpse hidden layers of expression and meaning in language and human consciousness. And give your prayer-life a boost with a new appreciation of the building blocks of the written languages of the West.

Instructor: Rabbi Jamie Arnold

Friday 9:30 am- 10:45 am | April 17- June 12 (no class May 29)

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The Path of Tikkun:
Jewish Spiritual Practices of Light Work and Shadow Work
 
Available only by Zoom Video Conference

Thursdays 5:00 pm- 6:15 pm | April 23- June 11 (no class May 28)

Explore the depths of an integrated Jewish Spiritual Practice, one that combines the transcendent practices of meditation, mindfulness and prayer with the process oriented work of healing personal patterns and addressing ancestral & collective trauma -as part of "making tikkun". Informed by classical kabbalah and chasidic sources, a balanced Path of Tikkun helps us dance through the grief and joy of everyday living with a wise, compassionate and loving heart. 

Instructor: Gavriel Strauss
 
About the Instructor: As a passionate teacher of progressive Jewish thought and spiritual practice, Gavriel teaches Jewish Mysticism internationally through global online forums. He also facilitates Jewish life-cycle rituals, and leads Shabbat & holiday services for the local Nelson, BC Jewish Community. Gavriel is the founder and director of Evolving Judaism and Path of Tikkün, two organizations committed to the development of Jewish spiritual practice as a means to personal and collective transformation. He was the Director of Youth and Family Programs at Chochmat HaLev Synagogue in Berkeley, CA. Gavriel is also a Spiritual Counselor and Real-ationship™ Coach who supports people in healing the barriers to accessing and actualizing their "Life Vision." Gavriel is currently training to be a rabbi, and lives with his wife and two daughters in a Cohousing Village in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. 

 

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Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson
Available only by Zoom Video Conference

Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:15 am

About the Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi (Miriam Sara) Feigelson, is the first female Orthodox rabbi post-shoah. She is an international teacher of Chassidut, Spirituality and a story teller. Reb Mimi formed and created, as an Israeli-Modern-Chareidi-Chassidic-Rabbi the role of the Mashpiah Ruchanit (spiritual mentor) in non-Orthodox Rabbinical Seminaries in the United States since 2001, and in Yerushalayim, since her return in the summer of 2017. Prior to Los Angeles (2001), Reb Mimi was the associate director of the Yakar Institute for Tradition and Creativity, and director of the Women’s Beit Ha’midrash. She was adjunct faculty at the Ma’aleh Film College and published regularly in the Ha’aretz Literary Supplement. Reb Mimi’s doctorate “On the Cusp of Life: From Scared to Sacred” is an exploration and redefining of Jewish funerals.

She is the blessed and proud soul-mother to over a dozen children.

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○ Summer Exploratory Classes

Advanced Dreams & Kabbalah

To Choose or Not to Choose: Do we have free will and under what circumstances? Dr. Edith Eger, in her autobiography The Choice challenges us to find our unique human capacity to choose. We will explore her and other trauma survivors heroic choices, including the choice of self-forgiveness.
Instructor: Dr. David Sanders 

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Advanced Dreams & Kabbalah

Dream & Kabbalah: “A dream not interpreted is like a letter not read.” This quote is not from Freud or Jung but from the Zohar, the classic medieval Kabbalah text connecting dreams and our spiritual growth. We spend an average of 9 years dreaming. What do our dreams reflect to us of our experience? How are dreams guides for our emotional and spiritual development? Come and see the significance of dreams. Journaling and sharing your dreams helps you apply the Kabbalah dream framework. Instructor: Dr. David Sanders 

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Advanced Dreams & Kabbalah

Music of Leonard CohenThe deeper one listens, the more profound are the teachings of the cracks in his life, that is how the “light got in.” We will listen and learn from the depths of Leonard’s musings, music and meditations to find redemption through confronting the dark and broken places within us and our humanity.
Instructor: Dr. David Sanders 

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Advanced Dreams & Kabbalah

The Gifts of ImperfectionDr. Brene Brown’s teachings on vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame, will serve as the text, and Kabbalah will serve as the commentary. We will engage together in this guide to living a whole-hearted life, weaving Dr. Brown's research and anecdotes, with the timeless teachings of Kabbalah. Instructor: Melanie Gruenwald  

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Advanced Dreams & Kabbalah

In Search of SoulThe popular series Shtisel (Netflix Original from Israel) featuring a religious family in Jerusalem serves as the lens for our exploring our own familial and personal masks. The show asks us to reflect on our loyalties to self and others and the challenges of  breaking free from ideology and habit. Instructor: Dr. David Sanders 

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