Hashpa’ah is the art and practice of mentoring people as they seek to grow closer to the Divine in a Jewish context. Spiritual Direction centers around relationship to God, regardless of religious setting. Topics will include Spiritual Development and Typologies, Kaballistic Perspectives, Stages of the Journey, Sacred Narratives, Moral Development, Spiritual Practices, and Issues in conducting a session. Assignments will consist of two short personal reflection papers, a class report on related reading, and monthly middot work with a spiritual hevruta. It is assumed that participants will engage in a daily meditation and prayer practice.
Admission to the Hashpa'ah program is required for this course.