Faces of Shekhinah:
Meeting the Divine Feminine in Jewish Texts
with Rabbi / Rav Kohenet Jill Hammer

Faces of Shekhinah: Meeting the Divine Feminine in Jewish Texts explores biblical, talmudic, and mystical texts related to faces of the Divine Feminine across Jewish history, and invites participants to experience these faces of the Divine through guided meditation. The course includes weekly lectures, textual sources, online discussion in the class forum, and guided meditations. 

Cost is $250. Register via paypal to kohenetvirtualtemple@gmail.com and place "Faces of Shekhinah" in subject line.

Session 1: The Divine Glory: Shekhinah in Exodus and the Talmud

Session 2: Lady Wisdom and the Book of Proverbs

Session 3: Shekhinah as Exiled Woman: The Midrash

SEssion 4: Shekhinah as Divine Daughter

Session 5: The Cosmic Mother: Divine Feminine as Womb

SEssion 6: Shekhinah as Lover: The Sabbath Bride

SEssion 7: Shekhinah as Warrior and/or Monster

SEssion 8: Shekhinah as World: Divine Feminine as All That Is

Embodied Presence: A Virtual Practicum
With Rav Kohenet Taya SherE

This 8-week virtual practicum invites and supports us to cultivate a being-ness that is aligned with our essential self and gifts and with Source.  Explore right pace, inhabit space, be guided by gratitude and become fluent in state transmission. The Embodied Presence Virtual Practicum engages simple and potent exercises and inquires to activate awareness, to strengthen and supply our senseory selves and to empower our embodied presence.  Concentrated content becomes available in the course forum each Monday in a both audio and print form and is supplemented by an online discussion forum and two integration calls.  Practicing and exploring together, we become additionally, exceptionally here and whole.

Cost is $200.  Register via Paypal to kohenetvirtualtemple@gmail.com or be in touch for details on sending a check.

Session 1: Presencing Pace

Session 2: Presencing Grace & Gratitude

SEssion 3: Presencing Space

SEssion 4: Presencing Place & Elementals

SEssion 5: Presencing Soma

Session 6: Presencing State

SEssion 7: Presencing Form & Flow

Session 8: Presencing Completion

With Ravot Kohanot Jiill Hammer & Taya SherE

January - November 2017

This monthly Virtual Temple class presents an earth-based view of the Jewish calendar, including ancient practices and modern customs, and explores Kohenet-resonant ways to create meaningful holiday ritual.  This ten-month class includes readings, recorded lectures, an on-line discussion forum, audio guides for embodied practice and ritual and liturgy for each festival season.  This class serves as a holiday community where studentspost about their holiday experiences and practices, and share their questions and ideas. Required texts are The Jewish Book of Days by Jill Hammer and Seasons of Our Joy by Arthur Waskow, and additional material is also posted and assigned.

Register via paypal to kohenetvirtualtemple@gmail.com and place "Wheel of the Year" in subject line.  Cost is $320 for the year.

January 2017: Introduction

February 2017: Feast of the Tree of Life / Tu Bishvat

March 2017: Purim, Festival of the Sacred Fool

April 2017:: Pesach, Full Moon of Liberation

May 2017: The Journey of the Omer

June 2017: Shavuot, Sinai and Sacred Loaves

July 2017: Tisha b'Av and Tu b'Av: From Weeping to Dancing

August 2017: No Class / Break

September 2017: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

October 2017:Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

November 2017: Rosh Hodesh / The New Moon

December 2017: Hanukah

Sex & The Sephirot:  A Pleasure Journey
through the Omer
with Rav Kohenet Taya Mâ Shere

April 13 - May 31, 2017

The seven weeks between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot - known as the period of counting the Omer - invite us on an intentional journey from constriction to pleasure, union & revelation. The Omer offers a focused opportunity to bring attention to patterns we desire to transform.

In Sex and the Sephirot, we’ll engage the Omer toward experiencing greater erotic presence, deepening our commitment to sex that is nourishing and healthful for us, and embracing ritual practices of self-pleasure - or pleasure with partners - amidst the support and container of sex-positive community and joyfull accountability.  We’ll work with the sephirot through an embodied pelvic mapping of the kabbalistic tree of life created specifically for this course.

This offering is for you if: You have a pattern around self-pleasure or sex with partners that you want to transform. You feel excited - and perhaps a little nervous - about being held in a lovingly tended group container to additionally integrate the sacred into your erotic life. You desire to claim pleasure as prayer. 

This seven week journey includes weekly audio messages, four video calls (Thursdays April 13, April 27, May 11 & 25 from 5 - 6 pm PT / 8 - 9 pm ET) weekly chevrutah / paired check-ins and generous accountability support by e-mail or text from Taya Mâ. 

While we'll do some female genital mapping, and the course is open to and designed for people of all gender expressions. Our frame is Jewishly rooted, and this course is open across faith practices - no background in Judaism necessary. The course requires a clearly stated commitment to confidentiality, in support of the depth and vulnerability of our work.

Course registration is $180. To begin preparations before our first session, please register by April 6 and, along with your paypal registration, email tayatransforms@live.com with 1-2 paragraphs about what you most desire from this course. If you are new to working with Taya Mâ, an additional paragraph about you and your path.