Events are interactive experiences that occur periodically throughout the year, offering participants an immersive and experiential opportunity to engage with others on the Mussar journey of practice. The Mussar Institute offers a wide range of programming in group, communal and individual experiences.
The Kallah is an exceptional annual event open to everyone along the Mussar path. The Kallah attracts people from all over the world, who come to share a commitment to learning and doing the inner work of Mussar in an inclusive retreat community. Each Kallah is built upon a centering theme, which carries through the entire event. Activities are a combination of experiential and informational. The international faculty are experts in their fields and attending the Kallah offers participants the rare opportunity to learn from them.
In a small and intimate setting, the retreat offers participants the opportunity to practice a variety of Mussar methods including chanting, silent meals and different kabbalot (activities) in a warm and supportive environment. All sessions are led by experienced TMI faculty, who take the time to connect with participants in one-on-one sessions. The retreat is especially relevant for those currently facilitating Mussar groups.
Alan Morinis, Dean of the Mussar Institute, has been welcomed at communities across the globe. Many people begin a practice of Mussar after hearing Alan openly share his own journey of discovery. Participants also learn about Mussar from original source material, and come away with an appreciation for Mussar’s roots and contemporary applications. See where Alan is speaking next here. To communicate directly with Alan about coming to your community, write to email@example.com.
An Afternoon of Mussar
This half-day event offers a number of meaningful Mussar experiences. It introduces Mussar learning and practice to people who are not familiar with the teachings; it connects Mussar students within a community and offers inspirational teachings to students at all levels.
If you were given a magic wand and could change anything in your local community to make it more spiritually satisfying for you, what would that be?
Watch this space for news of the next International Study Day, when practitioners from around the world join us in person and virtually to probe The Jewish Spirituality Challenge: What Do You Need? The kickoff is a live inspirational message from Alan Morinis, followed by Mussar text study in local groups, lively discussion about the Challenge, reporting back to the international audience and the unveiling of TMI’s response to the top challenge.
The 2017 Challenge was held on March 19, and was an incredible day of community and study. We look forward to being with you at the next one!
Many TMI courses offer a chevruta component, and it is notable chevrutas continue to study together, often for years. For those who have completed advanced level courses, TMI will assist those who desire to continue learning in this way. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.