Quiet your Mind, Open Your Heart, Restore Your Spirit
Cantor Lisa Levine/YOGA SHALOM

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June 15, 2017
Poetry Cafe
2-3:30 p.m. 
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Chapel
Washington, D.C.

July 9-14
Ruach Ha-Aretz
Stony Point Retreat Center
Hudson Valley, NY

November 2, 2017
To Cuba With Love
Brandeis Women of D.C.
Rockville, MD

November 12, 2017
CD Release:
Bridge To Peace LP

December 7th, 2017
Yoga Shalom 
URJ Biennial
Boston, MA

January 7, 2018 3:00 P.M. 
Aleph Ordination!
Broomfield, CO

February 4-12
Cultural Mission to Cuba
Music, Food, Art!
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We're heading back to Cuba in February 2017 for a Cultural Tour: Music, Art and Food. Contact Lisa for a brochure and more information!  

Heart Polishing
June  2017
Sivan/Tammuz  5777


Dear Friends, 
     In his book Living Presence A Sufi Way to Mindfulness & the Essential Self, Kabir Edmund Helminski describes the practice of polishing our heart as the mirror to self awareness.  " In polishing the mirror of the heart, the most obvious level of rust contains our compulsions and negative feeling states-the demands of the ego. We must first recognize, respect and surrender these negative states.  Through this process of letting go, with each breath we can become free of the compulsive mind, to experience a new freedom with a new depth and a new height."  I have found this metaphor to be extremely transformative for my own life when negativity may cloud my ability to be fully present.  What would it be like if we were able to to surrender our negative and judgmental thoughts long enough to truly hear others?  For me, it has meant holding space in a sacred way which fosters true relationships and connections.  Heart polishing also enables me to reflect back the emotions and stories of others without bringing my own baggage into the conversation.  This practice is at the core of what Helminski terms the Essential Self, helping us balance our own needs with the needs and expectations of others. 
     Today. as we move on in our journey to freedom and redemption,  from the giving of Torah and Revelation at Mt. Sinai, may our heart polishing practice help us to remove the rust which keeps us connected to ego-centric anger and hurts. May we reflect back the love we receive or deflect the anger targeted at us. May each breath enable us to let go of our compulsions for resentment and blame so that our hearts may be fully open to forgiveness and grace.  These are big goals and each day brings us a little closer to understanding our Essential Self



I'm listening to the final mixes from the amazing Sam Glaser studios.  Watch for the release of        Bridge To Peace Gesher L'Shalom ! #bridgetopeace   Thank you to everyone who made this project possible! 
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Highlights of May!! 
Lisa and Ellen Allard at her Temple Shalom 
Artist-in-Residence Weekend! Thanks Ellen! 
Cantor Lisa's Awesome and Amazing 6th Grade Trope Class!   
Temple Shalom Youth Choir End of Year Picture!
Thanks everyone for a stupendous year of music! 
What a fantastic year!! Thanks Youth Choir! 

The spring 2017 Levine garden #gardencantor
Small seeds bring food to our table and warmth to our hearts and spirits! 

Watch for the release of Bridge To Peace: Gesher Shalom! 12 songs dedicated to healing, wholeness and peace.  #bridgetopeace

Featuring brand new songs for singing, sharing and promoting wholeness, healing and peace. 

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Mending Hearts Spirituality & Music:   
A Spiritual Awakening and  Chant Practice
Bring Lisa to your community for three programs: Soulful Shabbat Ruach, 
Yoga Shalom and 
Mending Hearts Spirituality & Music. 
Sacred chant and drumming opens a pathway into the deepest parts of our souls and has the power to release stress, stir emotions and open the heart and body to healing and a connection with the Holy. Cantor Lisa has been writing healing music chants and adapting prayer melodies for her embodiment work in Yoga Shalom for years. Now Lisa has written some new deeply spiritual melodies which will help focus your intention on the path to wholeness, healing and inner peace. Practice includes guided meditations, creative movement, drumming, singing and kirtan chant. 


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