to the online home of The Lilith Institute,
a center for learning which seeks to transmit many types of knowledge -- oral, written, iconographic, spiritual, emotional, and embodied. In schools or online, in private homes or community centers, we work to connect women with each other and to themselves.
“MEETING LILITH, THE ORIGINAL NASTY WOMAN"
"Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own
experience or convictions" - Dag Hammarskjold
This has been one of the guiding principles of The Lilith Institute since its founding twenty years ago.
My commitment to working with women to give full expression to our voices is stronger than ever, so it seems the perfect time to offer
"Meeting Lilith, the Original Nasty Woman” as my first class of 2017.
As we begin to heal the rifts and uncertainties left by the election, this class offers the opportunity to come together to learn about the complex figure of Lilith, the first woman, and how she traversed the wilderness, the unknown. Join us to start the New Year off on a positive note as we reflect on both her story and ours. We will discuss ways of getting in touch with our internal nasty woman, claiming her courage and full voice as we reconnect with our own unique characteristics. In so doing, we will ground ourselves to move forward with greater power and strength.
Four Sundays, January 8 - 29, 10 AM - 11
AM PST in our virtual classroom on Zoom.us.
Classes to be recorded, in case you can't join us “live".
EARLY BIRD price: $99 until December 28; after that $109 (December 29-January 7).
For Info Contact: dvorahgrenn(at)me.com
Among the Institute's goals:
- continue planting seeds for spiritual change, social action and greater cross-cultural understanding;
- critically examine existing patterns of thought, behavior and language through new lenses, acting as a catalyst for personal and cultural transformation;
- facilitate an ongoing exchange of ideas across diverse spiritual traditions; and
- encourage women to recognize their potential to be change agents in their own lives, and so in their communities and the world.
In Spring 1999, I founded Voice of the Spirit, a women's spirituality conceptual framework within which circles of women came together to examine and re-vision ancient sacred texts and contemporary issues, as we explored spiritual practices and practical solutions relevant to our daily lives. This work continues through Mishkan Shekhinah, a mobile sanctuary, and in a variety of settings.
Mojuba, respect and deep gratitude to Rita Kolb Grenn and all my ancestors for insisting that I keep following my intuition. Modupe/Todah/many thanks go to my spiritual teachers, especially: Yeye Aworo Fajembola Fatunmise, Ohen Imene Nosokpikan and Iya Isefalona Oshogbo, who taught me to hear the ancestors--and to pay attention; and Rabbi Nadya Gross and Rabbi Shefa Gold, who connect me to my roots and my future. Many thanks also to my elders, especially my godmother Milli Sabath and dear friend Kaye Schuman, z"l, both of blessed memory, for their sage advice and unwavering support.
• Lectures and classes on human rights issues including violence against women, children and men; women-centered subjects including ancient and contemporary women's rituals, feminist thealogy/theology and the Ancient Near Eastern goddess; and identifying and correcting power imbalances in personal and professional relationships
• Creation of rites of passage and lifecycle rituals
• Consultation on altar building and creating a spiritual practice