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PASSOVER AND EASTER– A JOURNEY TOWARDS LIBERATION



Passover and Easter both celebrate the human journey towards liberation

We all yearn to be free socially, politically, economically, emotionally and spiritually. Freedom, life’s most cherished gift, is also the hardest to achieve. The Passover story is a powerful metaphor.

We are all, to some degree or another, imprisoned by our fears and defensiveness

We become slaves to our cravings, addictions, and insecurities. The good news is that there is a Moses, a spark of the Divine, in each one of us. We are all journeying through a “desert,” towards our personal promised land.

The story of Easter is also rooted in the idea of liberation. The resurrection story of Christ, Yeshua of Nazareth, an enlightened spiritual teacher, provides us with a moving lesson. We are called to realize that we are not our body or our carnal mind. We are spiritual beings, eternal and indestructible. Isn’t this realization the ultimate freedom?

In the recounting of the Israelites redemption, Moses, on behalf of God, asks the Pharaoh for the people’s freedom over and over again. “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”

The Torah reminds us that our freedom is directly tied to our responsibility and our mission to create a better world and serve others

This story tells us that our ultimate job is not just to be liberated, but to be liberators.

You are invited to a celebration of a personal and collective journey from bondage to freedom on April 19th, 2019 at 5pm

Included will be the Passover story and its meaning in our lives today, holiday singing, guided meditation, sharing, and reflections on the relationship between Yoga-Vedanta and the theme of freedom. A Festive and Delicious meal will follow! In the evening, continuation with a Talk on Passover; sharing. For more information on the location call or use the link below.

Please click the link or contact the office to register in advance: 845.782.5575.

http://anandaashram.org/PassoverCelebrationwithNomiBachar-04-2019