Hoshana Rabba – October 10 2017 - Vital Transformation

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Hoshana Rabba – October 10 2017

June 25, 2018

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Episode Description:

“Unlocking the Mysteries of Hoshana Rabba: A Night of Transformation” is a profound spiritual journey held on the final night of Sukkot, guided by Rabbi Eliyahu Jian. This unique class delves into the ancient Kabbalistic teachings surrounding Hoshana Rabba, offering participants an opportunity to harness the transformative energies of this sacred time. Through guided readings, meditations, and personal reflections within the sukkah, attendees will explore the deeper meanings of desire, judgment, and renewal as they connect with the divine intentions for the coming year.

Key Points

  • Understanding Hoshana Rabba: Learn about the significance of Hoshana Rabba as a pivotal moment in the Jewish calendar, marking a final opportunity for judgment and atonement before the sealing of the Book of Life.
  • The Power of the Sukkah: Discover the spiritual and mystical aspects of the sukkah, not just as a historical commemoration but as a vessel for receiving divine energies and blessings for the year ahead.
  • Increasing Desire: Rabbi Jian emphasizes the importance of expanding one’s desires—not in materialistic terms, but as a means to align with the divine will to give and receive more from the universe.
  • The Role of Judgment: Explore the concept of judgment from a Kabbalistic perspective, understanding how it involves four archetypal angels and how our actions align with their attributes of truth, mercy, charity, and peace.
  • The Ritual of the Torah Reading: Participate in the traditional Torah reading from the fifth Book of Moses, reflecting on the themes of giving, receiving, and the balance between physical and spiritual desires.

Participant Takeaways

  • Deepened Spiritual Connection: Participants will gain a richer understanding of Hoshana Rabba’s place within the broader context of the High Holy Days, fostering a deeper connection to their spiritual practices.
  • Expanded Consciousness: By exploring the concepts of desire, judgment, and divine will, attendees will learn to navigate their spiritual journeys with greater awareness and intention.
  • Balanced Energies: Through the practices and teachings shared, participants will learn to harmonize their energies, aligning their desires with the universe’s abundance.
  • Personal Reflection and Commitment: Engage in personal reflection and make commitments for the coming year, focusing on what you wish to give to and receive from the universe.
  • Community and Celebration: Experience the communal aspect of Hoshana Rabba, joining together in song, story, and reflection as part of a transformative spiritual community.