More About the Author
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award winning author of over two dozen books on religion and spirituality. He received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and holds a PH.D. from Union Graduate School. A congregational rabbi for 20 years, Rabbi Rami currently co-directs One River Wisdom School (oneriverwisdomschool.com), blogs at rabbirami.blogspot.com, writes a regular column for Spirituality and Health magazine called Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler, and hosts the weekly Internet radio show, How to be a Holy Rascal on Unity On-line Radio (www.unity.fm/program/howtobeaholyrascal). His newest book is Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent (SkyLight Paths). Rami can be reached via his website, rabbirami.com
"To me, religions are like languages: no language is true or false; all languages are of human origin; each language reflects and shapes the civilization that speaks it; there are things you can say in one language that you cannot say or say as well in another; and the more languages you learn, the more nuanced your understanding of life becomes. Judaism is my mother tongue, yet in matters of the spirit I strive to be multi-lingual. In the end, however, the deepest language of the soul is silence. - Rabbi Rami Shapiro
THE RIVER WISDOM SCHOOL
A congregational rabbi for 20 years, Rabbi Rami currently co-directs One River Wisdom School (oneriverwisdomschool.com) and Holy Rascals Foundation (holyrascals.com). He also directs the Spiritually Independent Network and Lech Lecha, a spiritual mentor training program for the spiritually independent. The website spirituallyindependent.com should be up and running soon.
SPIRITUAL HEALTH MAGAZIN
Rami writes a regular column for Spirituality and Health magazine called Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler, and hosts the weekly Internet radio show, How to be a Holy Rascal on Unity On-line Radio unity.fm/program/howtobeaholyrascal.com. His newest book is Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent (SkyLight Paths).
One River Wisdom School meets three times each year to explore the perennial wisdom of the world's religions. Our next retreat is April 4-6, 2014 at St. Mary's Retreat Center in Sewanee, TN.
HOLY RASCALS REVIVAL
Holy Rascals Revival is a joyous celebration of spiritual subversion. Our next revival is in Portland, OR April 25-27, 2014.
SPIRITUALLY INDEPENDENT RETREAT
Spiritually Independent Retreat is Rabbi Rami's workshop based on his book Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent.
Lech Lecha, an 18-month spiritual mentor training program for the spiritually independent, is a work in progress. Details forthcoming.
Based on Rabbi Rami's Guide to Forgiveness & sponsored by SoundsTrue, The Forgiveness Challenge begins January 29th.
Listen to Tami Simon's interview with Rami on forgiveness:
USIC, THE CARRIER OF INTENTION IN 49 JEWISH PRAYERS
Rabbi Rami will be appearing in the Creating Calm Network Publishing Group's upcoming anthology, Music, The Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers.