The meals at the Kabbalah Convention will not only be delicious and nutritious for our bodies, they will also replenish our souls while we simultaneously share our impressions, engage in workshops, and internally prepare ourselves for the next step we will take in the convention. Look forward especially to the Saturday night dinner that will be a mind blowing, heart melting, and stomach filling event that the whole day will be leading up to.
In the wisdom of Kabbalah, a meal represents a higher spiritual state in which the soul is filled with the Light of “eating” and “drinking,” as a result of revealing the Upper Force (the Creator). In the spiritual dimension, a meal cannot be eaten alone, since the vessel for the reception of the Upper Light comes only from the connection among people. Therefore, through this supposedly simple, worldly action of eating together, we can bring ourselves another step closer to grasping spiritual reality.
During the time of the meal, just as when you do any other action during the convention, we should aspire to discover the Upper World, to find out what the spiritual “meal” and “tastes” are.
Gathering of friends
A Yeshivat Haverim (gathering of friends) taps directly into the emotional center of the convention. In such a gathering, the barriers between us disappear, allowing us to further reveal the love that lies between us.
The Yeshivat Haverim is a tradition which date back thousands of years, to the days of the first Kabbalists. According to the ancient tradition, Kabbalah students used to gather together once a week, to scrutinize our work together, inspire each other, give confidence, and feelings of warmth to each friend to support each other’s progress on the spiritual path.
Every lesson at a Kabbalah Convention will begin with a Yeshivat Haverim that will serve not only to connect us more deeply, but to also expand our ability to inhabit the lesson material that Dr. Laitman will pass to us during the lessons.
Kabbalistic workshops allow us to communicate on a deeper level, expand our perspectives, deepen our perception, help us get to know ourselves and experience life’s fullness through deep connection with other people. The workshop leads to a truly intimate, open communication.
We are all different. During workshops, we are guided towards uniting above our differences. Is it possible? Yes, it is. The most important condition of the Kabbalistic workshop is adherence with the workshop rules, a few basic guidelines that all members need to follow in order for the workshop to reach a successful outcome.
The workshop’s goal is to bring all its participants to experience a deeper connection with each other. It does so by guiding its participants to identify the common communication network between us.
Sitting in a circle, we will work on a question. We work on connecting among each other, and with the common center of the circle, focusing on speaking from the heart, and not on words and phrases that have been “learned” and “rehearsed.”
By engaging intensively in the workshop process, we learn, develop and discover how to care for and love other people, and how to always seek the common space between us where we are all equal, above our differences.