Interspiritual rabbi and prolific author Rami Shapiro shares perennial wisdom about grieving for the dead and the dying, addiction and recovery, the profound concept of being surrendered, and what it means to be a holy rascal.
A 12-Step Investigation of Jewish Mysticism with Rabbi Rami Shapiro
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Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award–winning author of over thirty-six books on religion and spirituality. He received ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and holds a PH.D. in religion from Union Graduate School. A rabbinic chaplain with the USAF for 3 years, a congregational rabbi for 20, and a professor of religious studies for 10, Rabbi Rami currently co-directs the One River Foundation (www.oneriverfoundation.org). Rami is also a Contributing Editor at Spirituality and Health magazine where he writes the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler He also hosts the magazine’s bi-weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami (www.spiritualityhealth.com). He has been in 12 step recovery for 15 years and his two books on 12 step recovery are ‘Recovery, the sacred art’ – and ‘Surrendered, Shattering the Illusion of Control and Falling into Grace with Twelve-Step Spirituality!’Help us Keep Tom going – please donate a few bucks/quid/sheckels here at Paypal: Gilwriter@hotmail.co.uk See us every Friday at zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88215498348 Zoom ID 882 1549 348 password Tom
XZRS: Rabbi Rami Shapiro - Religion and Sacred Texts are Manmade
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Rabbi Rami Shapiro holds a Ph.D. in religious studies and was a congregational rabbi for 20 years. He has since shifted his focus to his own spiritual practice, writing and teaching. Rabbi Rami teaches Comparative Religion, Bible, and Contemporary American Spirituality at Middle Tennessee State and is an award-winning poet, liturgist, and essayist. His books include a series of Rabbi Rami Guides, including guides to God, Psalm 23, Forgiveness and Parenting (Spirituality Health Books.) - www.rabbirami.comFor Your Listening Pleasure for these Lockdown / Stay-At-Home COVID and Variants Times - For all the radio shows available on The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network visit - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv.Our radio shows archives and programming include: A Different Perspective with Kevin Randle; Alien Cosmic Expo Lecture Series; Alien Worlds Radio Show; America's Soul Doctor with Ken Unger; Back in Control Radio Show with Dr. David Hanscom, MD; Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernard Beitman, MD; Dick Tracy; Dimension X; Exploring Tomorrow Radio Show; Flash Gordon; Imagine More Success Radio Show with Syndee Hendricks and Thomas Hydes; Jet Jungle Radio Show; Journey Into Space; Know the Name with Sharon Lynn Wyeth; Lux Radio Theatre - Classic Old Time Radio; Mission Evolution with Gwilda Wiyaka; Paranormal StakeOut with Larry Lawson; Ray Bradbury - Tales Of The Bizarre; Sci Fi Radio Show; Seek Reality with Roberta Grimes; Space Patrol; Stairway to Heaven with Gwilda Wiyaka; The 'X' Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell; Two Good To Be True with Justina Marsh and Peter Marsh; and many other!That’s The ‘X’ Zone Broadcast Network Shows and Archives - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv
A Jewish practitioner of Perennial Wisdom, Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award–winning author of over thirty-six books on religion and spirituality. He received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and holds a PH.D. in religion from Union Graduate School. A rabbinic chaplain with the USAF for 3 years, a congregational rabbi for 20, and a professor of religious studies for 10, Rabbi Rami currently co-directs the One River Foundation, is a Contributing Editor at Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s bi-weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami.Website: rabbirami.comBooks: Recovery―The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice (The Art of Spiritual Living) Holy Rascals: Advice for Spiritual Revolutionaries Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent: Sacred Teachings―Annotated & Explained (SkyLight Illuminations) The World Wisdom Bible: A New Testament for a Global Spirituality Surrendered―The Sacred Art: Shattering the Illusion of Control and Falling into Grace with Twelve-Step Spirituality (The Art of Spiritual Living)Some points discussed in this interview: Rabbi Rami’s spiritual journey through superficial Judaism through various traditions to a deep mystical Judaism. Humanity’s transition from matriarchy to patriarchy is the root cause of most of our problems. A collapse of norms is coming. Will it be mindful or mindless? Widespread spiritual practice will help the best outcome to manifest. Escape to another planet, to the transcendent, to heaven is not the answer. We need a balance between transcendence and immanence. The 10 ox herding pictures. Social justice work without a spiritual practice can be draining and ego-driven. Fundamentalist misinterpretations of Scripture. Perennial wisdom is a 4-fold teaching at the heart of all religions. As consciousness expands, personal shadows are illuminated and must be dealt with. Non-dual Judaism is a very rich religion. Tribal Judaism is ‘craziness’. Religions take advantage of people’s fear of death. Emo Phillips - Golden Gate Bridge skit Different perspectives on reincarnation. Out-of-body experiences suggest the existence of a subtle body. Metaphor: the brain as a radio receiver. Body, heart, mind, soul, spirit – We need to develop practices on each of those dimensions. Rami’s mystical experiences, including instruction from the Divine Mother. From a relative perspective, there are separate beings, but ultimately, it’s all God. Discussion on food addiction. Holy Rascals introduce mystical elements not necessarily welcomed by mainstream religion. Administrators are always threatened by the mystics. Perhaps in the coming years experiential, mystical religions rather than dead ones will predominate. The dead ones are rapidly losing membership.Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.Interview recorded March 14, 2021Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.
As a rabbi drawn to Hasidism and Kabbalah, and a practitioner of Perennial Wisdom found at the mystic heart of all religions, Rabbi Rami Shapiro’s message is simple: Alles iz Gott: everything is a manifesting of God. He is inspired by anyone who dares to step outside the safety of sacred opinion to experience and perhaps utter Truth beyond “ism” and ideology. Love is a reaction to images we hold of others rather than to the others themselves. With this in mind, Shapiro prefers to meet others as they are rather than love them as he imagines them to be.
In episode # 64, Dr. Reese talks with Rabbi Rami Shapiro about the voice of silence. In this conversation, he talks about his personal spiritual meditation practice, the interesting way he explains death to children, his work under the notorious Father Thomas Keating, his view on why young jewish kids aren't taught Kabbalah, his relationship to the Tao Te Ching & More. They also explore the mystical side to Jesus and a profound secret from the Talmud. Dr. Reese Meditations Part 1 is available for download or stream: Spotify album link: https://spoti.fi/2XMNxF1 Apple album link: https://apple.co/2Yhja8S More Info: www.DOCTORREESE.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/drreese/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/drreese/support
Rabbi Rami Shapiro - The Future of Religion = The Future of Humanity
Wiki Politiki with Steve Bhaerman
Rabbi Rami Shapiro – The Future of Religion = The Future of Humanity Aired Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST From Parochial Dogma to Perennial Wisdom Interview with Rabbi Rami Shapiro – Author, Holy Rascal, and “Perennial Wise Guy” “It’s a dogma-eat-dogma world out there.” — Swami Beyondananda In case you haven’t noticed, there is a pitched battle going on between two dueling paradigms – traditional religion, and scientific materialism – both of which hold part of the story, neither of which have the whole picture. As Bruce Lipton has pointed out, this modern religion called “science” actually uses words like “dogma” and “heresy” to enforce a set of beliefs, not unlike religion. And while science is supposedly a system for carefully assessing evidence and determining fact, I have met “fundamentalist” scientific materialists as fervent as their religious counterparts. Unfortunately, while these two incomplete narratives are duking it out, we’ve lost the sane, sacred coherence of the spiritual and material acting in accord. Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week, Rabbi Rami Shapiro has dedicated his work and life to, in his words, “working for the spiritual liberation of humankind by freeing religion from the parochial and the political, the tribal and xenophobic, the one–dimensional and literal, to reclaim the Perennial Wisdom at the heart of humanity’s sacred myths, stories, rituals, and symbols.” A Jewish practitioner of Perennial Wisdom, Rabbi Rami is an award–winning author of over thirty-six books on religion and spirituality. He received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and holds a PhD in religion from Union Graduate School. A rabbinic chaplain with the USAF for 3 years, a congregational rabbi for 20, and a professor of religious studies for 10, Rabbi Rami currently co-directs the One River Foundation, is a Contributing Editor at Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s bi-weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami (www.spiritualityhealth.com). Rabbi Rami also considers himself a “holy rascal” whom he defines as, “spiritual culture jammers who playfully pull back the curtain on the great and terrible wizards of parochial piety and shallow spirituality to free religion from hucksterism and pious pabulum.” So… how can accessing what Rabbi Rami calls “the mystic heart of the world’s religions” get us through the dystopian desert we seem stuck in to the Promised Land of thrival for each and all? Join us for a seriously humorous and humorously serious conversation this Tuesday, June 18th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/ One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS? If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/ Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness” If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award–winning author of over thirty-six books on religion andspirituality, including Holy Rascals – Advice for Spiritual Revolutionaries, Recovery—the SacredArt, and his latest, The Tao of Solomon: Unlocking the Perennial Wisdom of Ecclesiastes. A“Jewish practitioner of Perennial Wisdom,” he received rabbinical ordination from the HebrewUnion College–Jewish Institute of Religion and holds a Ph.D. in religion from Union GraduateSchool. A rabbinic chaplain with the USAF for three years, a congregational rabbi for twenty,and a professor of religious studies for ten, Rabbi Rami currently co-directs the One RiverFoundation, writes the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler column for Spirituality andHealth magazine, and hosts the magazine’s weekly radio show, Essential Conversations withRabbi Rami. We spoke mainly about The Tao of Solomon and Rami’s unconventional take onEcclesiastes. Learn more about Rabbi Rami here: http://www.rabbirami.com/.
For the latest episode of Progressive Content, Ron Chapman interviews Rabbi Rami Shapiro about his latest book and his unique take on addiction recovery. Shapiro believes there is much more to the 12 Step Practice than we often work through; in fact, he believes it's meant to be a spiritual practice for everyone.To learn more about Rabbi Rami Shapiro visit his website here: http://www.rabbirami.com/