About the iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center
The iAiS-MaKoM Center is an evolving educational and consciousness-transforming school of Mosaic Kabbalah and ancient Israelite spirituality. It hosts trainings and retreats in order to acquaint properly-instructed Seekers with the ancient mystical wisdom and practices of the First Temple times in ancient Israel—times of the establishment of the Jewish civilization. View our Mission.
iAiS-MaKoM Center is the instructional and training arm of the INSTITUTE FOR ANCIENT ISRAELITE SPIRITUALITY (iAiS), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Another wing of the Institute is the Mosaic Kabbalah Organization, whose primary mission is outreach. The Institute’s publishing section is MaKoM Publications Press, which issues the organization’s books, manuals, and other relevant material.
What’s in our name?
Our name is made up of acronyms that have both practical and spiritual meaning. The acronym “iAiS” stands for “Institute for Ancient Israelite Spirituality,” our umbrella organization. MaKoM stands for “Mosaic Kabbalah Mysticism” Center (in Hebrew, “Makhon le-Kabala shel Moshe”). Ha-Makom also means “the Place.” Importantly, it is also one of the special appellations of the Hebraic/Jewish God. Read more
Origins of the Spiritual Retreat Center
The iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center’s beginnings originate from about 2012. It was envisaged by Dr. Kohav who conceived the Spiritual Retreat Center’s raison d’être as a channel for disseminating the findings of his earlier groundbreaking research into the First-Temple ancient Israel. The research in question entailed a discovery of a foundational mystical-initiatory tradition of spiritual-religious sensibility of that time, among the people of Israel.
iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center’s Programs and Activities
The iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center is an international spiritual retreat & instruction school headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. It conducts ongoing educational, training, and outreach activities in several US and worldwide settings throughout the calendar year. Learn more about the iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center and our training programs.
iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center offers throughout the year several geographic and seasonal choices of entry-level 3 1/2- and 4 1/2-day “Aleph-initiation-level” retreats. They are known as, “In the Kabbalistic Wilderness," or "The Seeker — One Who Awakens.” View our Calendar.
There are many ways to begin your encounter with iAiS-MaKoM and original Judaism of ancient times. You can read one of the relevant books listed in our bookstore; you can sign up for a retreat or training program; or you can watch videos of Dr. Kohav’s extensive interview with Dr. Soltes in which he explains the Mosaic Kabbalah Mysticism framework.
Contemporary life has afforded us many comforts—and just as many if not more conflicts, confusions, and challenges. We are farther from our spiritual selves and a life steeped in divine consciousness than ever before. If you sense a connection, then get in touch with us, to begin a Journey of Liberation of Limitless Light, from Within and Without. View Contact.