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  • Limitless Judaism, created by Rabbi Robin Damsky, is a project of learning, movement, meditation, melody, art, tilling and tending, that draws the lines of connection between our physical bodies, our spiritual expression and Gaia, our earth-cosmos. Combining earth-based embodied practice with the rich wisdom of the Jewish tradition, we heal and grow ourselves as we heal and grow our planet.

     
     

    THE WHOLE: BODY - SPIRIT - GAIA

    Spirit
    • Meditation

    • Mystical Study

    • Chanting and Song

    Gaia
    • Gardening/Homesteading

    • Plant Medicine

    • Earth Justice and Regeneration

  • Contact Rabbi Robin for a free 30-minute consult to design your personal program.

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    Spiritual direction involves reflection, curiosity and seeking with a spiritual guide who provides loving, non-judgmental, contemplative listening...

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    Limitless Judaism can be brought to you virtually, or safety permitting, live...

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    I am honored to be serving Judea Reform Congregation, bringing Body-Spirit-Gaia through services, classes, meditations, Torah study, and pastoral care. Join us for embodied practice, spiritual exploration and earth-based Judaism, Many programs are hybrid. Check here for details.

     

     

  • Autumn Course!

    Breathe With The Earth

     

    An embodied, spiritual journey that connects us to our own breath and to the cycle of the Earth as she breathes.

     

    Breathe with the Earth 3: AUTUMN

    A Virtual Course on Zoom

     

    We are feeling Autumn’s precious energy of change. Harvesting the lessons of the Holy Day season since Elul, in AUTUMN we will focus our attention on what we have gleaned and what we are still exploring:

     

    What thoughts or discoveries have you taken away from this season?
    What would you like to help settle into your heart to live in a fuller and
    more balanced way?

     

    We will use melody, learning, meditation and conversation as our guides.

    Sessions are virtual and will be recorded and accessible afterwards.

    Rgistration: $135

     

    Tuesdays, October 3, 10 and 17, 2023
    7:00 – 8:30pm Eastern, 4:00 – 5:30 Pacific

     

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    Join Rabbi Robin

    As she leads the Institute for Jewish Spirituality's Daily Meditation Sit, 12:30-1:00 PM Eastern

     

    Upcoming:

     

    December 1, 2023

    January 4, 2024

     

    Free of Charge

     

    Most recent sit:

    October 16, 2023

  • High Holidays Mindfulness Guide

    as the Shmitah Year Ends

    וּבַשָּׁנָה הַשְּׁבִיעִת שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן יִהְיֶה לָאָרֶץ

    And the seventh year shall be a year

    of complete rest for the land... - Lev. 25:4

     

    In Judaism, Shechinah is the Divine Feminine; she is the Earth Mother. This year - 5782 in the Hebrew calendar - is a shmitah year; a year of release , rest and regeneration of the land. Our commitment in our programming this year has been to raise awareness and action regarding the well being of the Earth Mother and her inhabitants. We do this through focus on rest and regeneration for ourselves as soil-beings, as well as through learning and actions that heal our planet.

     

    As this shmitah year comes to a close, we prepare for the Days of Awe. Join me in in the Mindful High Holidays Guide along with mindfulness teachers Sylvia Boorstein, Norman Fischer, Jeff Roth, James Jacobson-Maisels, Ariel Sholklapper, Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman, Jay Michaelson, Rebecca Schisler, Daniel Raphael Silverstein, Genevieve Greinetz, Kerry Chaplin, Chasya Uriel Steinbauer, Tova Leibovic-Douglas, Shira Abramowitz, Rhonda Karlton Rosen, David Goldstein and more, .

     

    The program includes guided meditations and practices to help center and prepare you to make the most of the High Holy Day Season.

    Check it out and subscribe here:

    Mindful High Holidays Guide

     
     

     

     

  • Limitless Judaism on Instagram

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    Limitless Judaism on Rav Ariel’s Podcast

    Rabbi Robin, as Rav Ariel’s guest, invites us into a meditation, followed by a conversation about mindfulness and its power to enhance personal and planetary well being.

  • Regenerative Agriculture at the BIG BOLD JEWISH CLIMATE FEST

    Zoom recording available upon request from the

    BIG BOLD JEWISH CLIMATE FEST!

    Regenerative Agriculture: Rebuilding Soil to Reverse Climate Change

    Tuesday, January 11, 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern
    Discover how the soil has the capacity to sequester carbon and regenerate our planet.
    This shmitah year is the perfect time to invest in our soil and our future.
  • About Rabbi Robin Damsky

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    The earth is our source. The spirit is our nourishment. The body is our means to connect and exalt the two. We are interconnected. The three can only thrive when in sacred relationship. This forms the foundation of Limitless Judaism.

     

    From the time I was a young child, I marveled at the earth. Living on a dead-end street with a wild sand field that led to the canal of the Great South Bay on Long Island, I was enchanted by the fleabanes, chicory, mullein, and other wild plants that grew there. I loved the smell of the salt water, and learned the tides by scent. Sunrise and sunset at the water's edge was a balm to my soul.

     

    In school I began to study botany. It honed my attention to the growing things and created within me a lifelong love of growing plants and trees, now focused on food, medicinal plants, pollinators and native species.

     

    Simultaneous to this internal path was one my mom set me on at the age of three: dance class. It was a part of my world for as long as I remember. It was never a serious endeavor, however, until a fluke in college had me studying for and earning a BFA in dance. This training – studying improvisation and choreography – opened me up to the internal creative juices of being human, just like being with the earth and her flora and fauna connected me with the creativity of our sacred Creation.

     

    These were the birthplaces of my spirituality, although it would be years before I would begin to formally study spiritual practices – first in the form of macrobiotics, later yoga and eventually, Judaism; the faith into which I was born. And while I maintained my tending of the earth, it would be years later still that I would begin to connect my body to spirit and earth through mindfulness and meditation, eventually reclaiming dance as part of the trio of body-spirit-gaia.

     

    What has become evidently clear to me in recent years, all the more so with COVID-19, is that our personal and physical well-being is inextricably linked to our spiritual practice and to our earth. The health of the one affects the health of the other two. And so Limitless Judaism was born, to help us feel joy in our bodies as we explore creativity in embodied practices like meditation, movement, chant and art; to guide us deeper on our own spiritual journey of discovery through study, reflection and practice; and to revel in the earth and the gifts she brings us – seen and unseen – as we invest in nourishing her through all the cycles of growing.

     

    I enjoy sharing this journey with you. May the interlacing of these practices enhance our vitality, our wisdom and compassion, bringing us more together as a human family as we bring more wholeness to ourselves and our earth.

     

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    Certifications

    Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Clergy Cohort, Meditation Teacher Training

    University of Judaism, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies

    Jewish Theological Seminary, Davidson School of Education

     

    Swedish Institute School of Massage, Swedish, Shiatsu, Medical Massage

    Ohio University, BFA in Dance

     

    Kiss the Ground's Soil Advocacy Training

    National Audubon Society, Ecology for Educators

    Poconos Environmental Education Center, Ecology Training

    Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Botany Intensive

     

  • A Deeper Look...

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    Spiritual Direction

    Guidance on your spiritual journey

    Spiritual direction involves reflection, curiosity and seeking with a spiritual guide who provides loving, non-judgmental, contemplative listening. My purpose is to offer a safe, receptive space in which you can explore your path into a deeper connection with yourself, with others and with the Divine. Of course, as an expression of Limitless Judaism, that includes your personal well being and your interconnectedness with the planet. The focus of spiritual direction is to bring your attention to the sacred in all moments of your life.

     

    Some questions that might lead one to Spiritual Direction:

    • How do I understand my life in a spiritual context?

    •  What is my purpose?
    •  How can I bring more compassion to myself and my day?

    In times of confusion or struggle, the following may be explored:

    •  What is the invitation/opportunity presented by my current circumstances?
    •  Where is the Divine in this? (Note that belief in God is not a prerequisite.)
    •  Where in your body does this feeling reside, and can you touch that spot   with kindness?
    •  What body-centered, spirit-centered and/or earth-centered practice/s might be a companion to you as you seek understanding
     
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    Scholar-in-Residence Program

    Limitless Judaism can be brought to you virtually, or safety permitting, live. Design an embodied, earth centered, spirit-filled program that breathes life into your community.

     

    Book for:

    • Individual Programs

    • Full Day Programs

    • Shabbatons

    • Retreats

  • Contact Rabbi Robin for a free 30-minute consult to design your personal program.

  • Limitless Judaism Offerings

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    Meditation Classes

    One-on-one, in couples, families or groups, learn meditation and mindfulness practices for physical and spiritual well being. Sign up for:

    • One Individual class
    • Package of three
    • Nine session course
    Classes are 60 minutes each.
    Free 30-Minute Consultation
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    Homesteading/Garden Design

    Consulting and implementation of all things garden using the tenets of permaculture, biodynamics and soil regeneration for organic growing in:
    • Kitchen Gardens
    • Community Gardens
    • Congregation/Organization Social Justice Gardens
    • Homesteading
    Work with rain barrels and drip systems, composting, food drying and seed saving.
    Learning about plants that heal us and heal our planet.
     
    Free 30-Minute Consultation

     

     

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    Spiritual Direction

    Guidance on your spiritual journey

    Spiritual direction involves reflection, curiosity and seeking with a spiritual guide who provides loving, non-judgmental, contemplative listening. My purpose is to offer a safe, receptive space in which you can explore your path into a deeper connection with yourself, with others and with the Divine. Of course, as an expression of Limitless Judaism, that includes your personal well being and your interconnectedness with the planet. The focus of spiritual direction is to bring your attention to the sacred in all moments of your life.

     

    Some questions that might lead one to Spiritual Direction:

    •  How do I understand my life in a spiritual context?
    •  What is my purpose?
    •  How can I bring more compassion to myself and my day?

    In times of confusion or struggle, the following may be explored:

    •  What is the invitation/opportunity presented by my current circumstances?
    •  Where is the Divine in this? (Note that belief in God is not a prerequisite.)
    •  Where in your body does this feeling reside, and can you touch that spot   with kindness?
    •  What body-centered, spirit-centered and/or earth-centered practice/s might be a companion to you as you seek understanding
    Free 30-Minute Consultation
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    Scholar-in-Residence Program

    Limitless Judaism can be brought to you virtually, or safety permitting, live. Design an embodied, earth centered, spirit-filled program that breathes life into your community.
     
    Book for:
    • Individual Programs
    • Full Day Programs
    • Shabbatons
    • Retreats
  • Book a Free 30-minute Consultation with Rabbi Robin

    Want to know more? Let's Talk!

  • Testimonials

    Embodied Practice

    "Thank you so much, I can honestly say I have never experienced my body like this before.

    ~ Retreat Participant

     

    Gaia-Earth Practice

    I loved the images of Yuds falling as rain. I got a vision of the ground opening with a Hey, and the vav growing from the ground with a Hey flower.

    ~ Greg M.

    Meditation

    "Thank you, Rabbi Robin for your beautiful meditation and helping me to connect outward and bring awareness and compassion to those suffering, especially because of police brutality and racism.

    ~ COVID Virtual Meditation Participant

    Mindfulness Practice

    "I've been up since 2:00 am – and I've been a wreck. This has helped so much... to feel connected to other people. I'm sheltering, 100% alone. So thank you for everyone's presence.

    ~ COVID Virtual Meditation Participant

    Meditation

    "My 17-year-old daughter loves your energy and vibes. She wanted me to tell you. ♥

     

    "Wow, what a teaching. I would love to do more of this.

    ~ Jill M.

  • Limitless Blog

    We are in the period of the Omer in the Jewish calendar, the period that begins on the second...
    October 25, 2021
    Regeneration Recently I wrote about seeing the movie Kiss the Ground. What I learned was far...
    It's All About the Soil “It’s All About the Soil.” So reads the headline for a website...
  • Contact Rabbi Robin

    Your journey of body-spirit-earth wholeness begins here

    Durham, North Carolina, USA
    9am - 5pm EST Mon - Thurs
    9am - 2:30pm EST Fridays
    By Appointment or Booking Session
    7086295556
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