Dear Friends,

For those who attended last year's Metivta retreat with Daniel Matt, this year's retreat focuses on new material and offers a further deepening.  For anyone new to learning with this prestigious scholar and teacher, it will be an opening to the intellectual, poetical, and soulful aspects of Jewish mystical thought. 

And for everyone, it's an opportunity to bring Jewish mystical practice and insights into our everyday lives in a meaningful and profound way.

Here are some session highlights for the weekend:

  • Friday night - Shekhinah: The Sabbath Queen
  • Shabbat morning - Ayin: Mystical Nothingness
  • Shabbat afternoon - Meditating on a Candle, The Ripening of Torah
  • Saturday night - Gems from the Zohar: Sefirotic Openings, The Garment of Days
  • Sunday morning - The Hidden Light

Join Us! See registration details below.

Dates: Friday evening, June 14 through Sunday morning, June16


Retreat Location:  Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino CA


Theme: How Kabbalah Reimagines God, Torah and Judaism


Daniel Matt presents the masters of the Kabbalah in a way that initiates and illuminates us.
— Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi 

Daniel Matt is America’s foremost poet laureate of Kabbalah.
— Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 

Retreat Costs

(Includes lodging and vegetarian meals, unless otherwise noted. No single day options)

$450 for a single room

$400 for a shared room

$300 for commuters (Food only)

Limited scholarships are available upon request. 

Register for Retreat

Daniel Matt is one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah and the Zohar. He has been featured in Time and Newsweek and has appeared on National Public Radio and the History Channel. His over a dozen books include The Essential Kabbalah (translated into seven languages), Zohar: Annotated and Explained, and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality(revised edition, 2016). His award-winning translation of the Zohar took 18 years to complete and has been hailed “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.”

 A much beloved speaker and teacher internationally, Daniel Matt for 20 years also served as professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He makes his home in Berkeley, Ca.

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