WELCOME TO THE INSTITUTE OF HOLINESS: Kehilat Mussar
Jewish mindful, ethical, spiritual practice
The Institute for Holiness: Kehilat Mussar is the only Center in the world offering Mussar Mindfulness, combining centuries-old spiritual discipline of Mussar and the Dhamma of Insight Mindfulness Meditation. We offer Mussar Va’adim/Groups, daily practice in community, guidance of a master-teacher, weekly teaching and sittings, in addition to private consultation, scholar-in-residence, and retreats.
"I have taken four Mussar courses and continue to learn and practice Mussar with Rabbi Chasya and found my experience with her life changing. Learning the middot, character qualities, and then putting them into practice has brought a spiritual direction to my activities... It has been a blessing to study with Rabbi Chasya and the international group in the Mussar Va’ad."
Bonnie B.Student (Canada)
"Rabbi Chasya at The Institute for Holiness: Kehilat Mussar combines deep knowledge with intuition and sensitivity. She has the skill to identify the areas where I most need to focus, and then to find the approach or angle which helps me to learn. She is always there to support my practice, even between classes. It has been a privilege to study with her. I have studied and practiced Mussar Mindfulness with her privately and now in a Mussar Va’ad for three courses for the past year."
We always begin our practice with our Kavanah/Intention. To do this type of practice and care is a radical act of self care and to connect us with the Divine, and ultimately to connect us to other people.