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The Rest of Us

The frenetic pace of life on our campus can sometimes feel inevitable. But does it have to be this way? This spring, Hillel and the University Chaplaincy invite you to experiment with sabbath practice -- to tend to and lift up all that you are outside of your accomplishments. Sabbath is subversive. It challenges us to reframe our understanding of time and turns ‘productivity’ on its head. In a semester with such unique demands and a shortened spring break, what would it look like for you to embrace rest and restoration? Participants will be paired together to develop and commit to their own unique sabbath practice (however small or grand). For six weeks, you will meet up with your partner (Zoom or phone) once a week to explore the deeper themes of ceasing, resting, embracing and enjoying. The Rest of Us is an opportunity to explore what our religious and philosophical traditions have to say about stepping back from the noise and embracing those things which connect us more deeply to ourselves, the divine and one another. Tufts students, staff, and faculty are welcome to apply by February 25, 2021. Students will be paired with students, and staff/faculty will be paired with other staff/faculty.  To sign up fill out this Google form.  We look forward to being with you in this way!

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