Periodically we talk loosely about ritual, and whether and how we should be incorporate it into our lives. But the exact definition of ritual is hazy, and it's often unclear what we're talking about and what we're hoping to get out of it. What is a ritual, and what is a habit or custom?
Whether you're involved with any kind of religious community, chances are ritual has played some kind of role in your life, be it at secular holidays, weddings, birthdays, graduations, etc. If you haven't been actively paying attention to the role of ritual in your life, it's also likely that you've either adopted some vestigial rituals from your culture that aren't really useful to you, and that there are other possibilities available to you that you haven't noticed.
I'll be giving a presentation, coming mostly from a chapter of the book "Secular Wholeness", with followup discussion about how we might want to use ritual in our communities or in our personal lives.
When + Where:
Zvi + Laura's Apartment
60 West 23rd Street APT 904
7pm - 11pm (presentation and main followup discussion lasting till around 9)