E-Course: The Way of the Spiritually Independent with Rabbi Rami
September 9 – October 4, 2013
Led by Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Mary Ann Brussat
“No faith has a monopoly on wisdom, and limiting myself to the teachings and practices of one tradition robs me of the insight and genius of the others.”
If you agree with this statement you may be among the growing number of Spiritually Independent people transforming spirituality around the world. These seekers without borders are drawn to wisdom wherever it may be found — in religion, science, literature, art, music — and their loyalty is to truth and the compassion and justice that arise when we live truthfully.
If you identify with this growing group, then this four-week online retreat is for you. Rabbi Rami Shapiro has designed it for those of any faith and no faith. Rather than focus on tenets of belief or philosophical premises, it considers five timeless existential questions:
• Who am I?
• Where did I come from?
• Where am I going?
• How shall I live?
“The Way of the Spiritually Independent” blends the teachings of the great saints and sages of the world’s religions with the techniques people have used for millennia to embody them. Participants will receive emails on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with an essay by Rami incorporating stories, illustrations, and religious texts about one of the questions. This is followed by a way to work with the teaching so that you can see its relevance to your own understandings and daily activities.
Rami Shapiro is a rabbi, a teacher of interspirituality, and a translator and commentator on ancient religious texts. He is profiled as one of S&P’s Living Spiritual Teachers and has led two previous e-courses, Beyond Recovery: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice with Rabbi Rami and The Wisdom of the Rebbes with Rabbi Rami.
This e-course consists of:
• 12 emails, delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
• 2 one-hour teleconferences with Rabbi Rami: Tuesday Sept. 17, 8 – 9 pm ET, and Thursday Sept. 26, 8 – 9 pm ET); the calls will be recorded if you can’t join us live)
• access to the online Practice Circle where we will share our reflections on the essays and our experiences with the practices.
The goal of the e-course is to share the way — the practices — of the spiritually independent so that you can fashion your own practice. Join us and other seekers without borders!
When you subscribe, you will receive a very special, newly created just for this moment, 24-page e-book: “A Field Guide for the Spiritually Independent.” It’s packed with practices and recommendations for those on a spiritually independent path (and those who love them): 12 everyday practices, 20 mantras, 12 recommended films, 12 recommended books, and 22 recommended e-courses.
Monday, September 9 – Friday, October 4
4 CEHs for chaplains available