Ritual Cycle 5
Bearing Witness to Healing the Wounds of History
We will be led by Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg to deepen our awareness of the layers of compassion that we hold. She will locate this meditation in the stunning narrative in Genesis, part of the Hebrew Bible, where Jacob wrestles with a “man” or an angel (his own wounded spirit or his life-long adversary). In this wrestling, he is transformed and renamed One Who Wrestles with God.
Opening + Closing Ritual:
The South Asian Youth Conference and the Blue Ribbon Movement, led by Abhishek Thakore from Mumbai, India and his colleagues, invite us into a healing ceremony for the divided region of South Asia. Through recognizing the wounds created by hundreds of years of colonialism and the strengths alive in these diverse cultures, this new generation of leaders in the region share their hope for peace and mutual support, inviting us to bear witness to their shared commitment.
THE CONTENTS OF THIS VIDEO BELONG TO THE NAYRI NIARA ELDERS. THEREFORE IT IS NOT PUBLIC: Nayri Niara, a collective of Aboriginal knowledge keepers, who unite Ancient Traditions with Modern Innovation to create Good Spirit, invite us into a sacred healing ritual led by members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community and hold First Nation ancestral lineages from across Australia. The intent of this ritual is to repair the damage done over the last two hundred years that has poisoned an important waterway and broken our sacred relationship with water. To do this, we begin by mourning what once was and by realizing that our generation is called to repair that which has been broken, including the increasing number of souls, particularly of young people, who have chosen suicide in the face of all the damage done in these last two hundred years. *Please have a bowl of water with you for this ceremony.
Cycle 5 Ritual Holders:
South Asian Youth Conference
Abhishek Thakore, Lima Ahmad, Vivek D’Souza, Vaibhav Mathur, Kejal, and Dechen
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