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Living The Life Of Jewish Meditation

Author : Rabbi Yoel Glick
ISBN : 9781580238021
Genre : Religion
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Meditation empowers us to transcend our material mind-set and touch the Infinite and Eternal. “True meditation transforms the way we see reality.... It touches the place inside us where a spark of the Eternal dwells. Meditation unites us with our true Self.” —from the Introduction The life of meditation is much more than the act of sitting for half an hour or forty-five minutes and looking inward. It is a whole way of life. Through meditation we learn to live in a heightened awareness and walk at all times in the presence of God. Rabbi Yoel Glick brings wisdom from personal experience and Eastern traditions to illuminate and vitalize familiar Jewish rituals, vocabulary and imagery. He provides specific guidelines and practical techniques grounded in Judaism for each stage of the life of meditation, outlining the inner processes we encounter and the questions we face: How does meditation help us connect with the Collective Jewish Soul?What happens in our mind, body and soul when we meditate? How do we resist the pull of a material mind-set and live in expanded consciousness? What does it feel like to reach union with our spiritual source? • How do we remain aware of God’s living presence in our everyday life?
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The Handbook Of Jewish Meditation Practices

Author : David A. Cooper
ISBN : 9781580231022
Genre : Religion
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The author, a noted rabbi, urges Jewish readers to take a break from their lives to recharge their batteries using traditional Jewish methods of meditation. Original.Tour. $10,000 ad/promo.
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The History And Varieties Of Jewish Meditation

Author : Mark Verman
ISBN : UOM:39015027496861
Genre : Religion
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Jewish Meditation

Author : Aryeh Kaplan
ISBN : 9780307761118
Genre : Religion
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Students of mediation are usually surprised to discover that a Jewish mediation tradition exists and that it was an authentic and integral part of mainstream Judaism until the eighteenth century. Jewish Meditation is a step-by-step introduction to meditation and the Jewish practice of meditation in particular. This practical guide covers such topics as mantra meditation, contemplation, and visualization within a Jewish context. It shows us how to use meditative techniques to enhance prayer using the traditional liturgy—the Amidah and the Shema. Through simple exercises and clear explanations of theory, Rabbi Kaplan gives us the tools to develop our spiritual potential through an authentically Jewish meditative practice.
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Jewish Meditation Practices For Everyday Life

Author : Jeff Roth
ISBN : 9781580233972
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"When we awaken to our own light, it becomes possible to develop real wisdom about our life. As wisdom allows us to see clearly, our hearts break open with compassion for the struggles of our own lives and the lives of all beings. Awakened with wisdom and compassion, we are impelled to live our lives with kindness, and we are led to do whatever we can to repair the brokenness of our world." -From the Introduction
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Meditation And Judaism

Author : DovBer Pinson
ISBN : 0765700077
Genre : Religion
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Meditation and Judaism is a comprehensive work on Jewish meditation, encompassing the entire spectrum of Jewish thought_from the early Kabbalists to the modern Chassidic and Mussar masters, the sages of the Talmud, to the modern philosophers. Both a scholarly, in-depth study of meditative practices, and a practical, easy to follow guide, Meditation and Judaism is for anyone interested in meditating the Jewish way. The word meditation calls to mind the traditional, obvious associations that society has accumulated. Meditation and Judaism attempts to broaden our view of meditation, demonstrating that meditation is prevalent within so many of the common Jewish practices. While there are many paths that lead in the same direction, the ultimate destination of meditation is a metamorphosis into a more G-dly and spiritual person. This scholarly work is sourced in authentic Jewish thought, yet it has been written in a manner that will appeal to the modern reader. It is an enlightening read for the scholar and the layman alike.
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Discovering Jewish Meditation

Author : Nan Fink Gefen
ISBN : 9781580230674
Genre : Religion
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This comprehensive introduction to a time-honored spiritual practice answers common questions about the nature and history of Jewish meditation, shows beginners how to start their practice and gives instructions for core Jewish meditative practices.
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Author : Justin David
ISBN : 9781532631368
Genre : Religion
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Longing is a universal human experience, born of the inevitable gulf between dream and reality, what we need and what we have. While the experience of longing may arise from loss or the awareness of a void in one's life, it may also become a powerful engine of spiritual growth, prompting one to draw closer to the hidden yet present "Other." Across the range of Jewish teachings, longing takes center stage in one's spiritual life. From the Bible through current frontiers in Jewish belief and practice, God is both known and unknown, immediate and remote, present and in constant eclipse. This book captures the sense of longing in Jewish tradition by creating a dialogue between the author's own struggles with an estranged father and a wide range of traditional and contemporary sources. Focusing on the story of the Hebrew prophet Elisha, the book takes the reader through a journey of abandonment, creative destruction, and ultimately repair and healing, engaging with currents in biblical theology, rabbinic thought, Kabbalah, and contemporary Jewish philosophy. Written in a familiar yet probing style, this book is an accessible introduction to Jewish thought and spirituality as well as a thoughtful companion for more experienced students.
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Eye To The Infinite

Author : Aharon Rubin
ISBN : 1516903625
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"EYE TO THE INFINITE", a Jewish Meditation Guidebook - How to increase your Divine awareness, now newly revised and expanded. Over 280 pages packed with meditations, techniques and esoteric secrets, and over a dozen diagrams and tables. Fully annotated with over 600 footnotes. "A great step-by-step walkthrough of key concepts, with an easy to understand, non-technical approach. An excellent work on Jewish meditation and focusing on God for everyone! Beautiful work. " Reb Akiva, editor of Mystical Paths "Rabbi Rubin's work not only continues in the trailblazing path of Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's ZT"L work, but actually and practically builds upon it." Dr. Elliot Cohen, Director of the Ohr Menorah Centre for Jewish Meditation. Have you ever wondered if there an authentic Jewish system of meditation? How is it practised? How different is it from other disciplines? Can life be dramatically improved through Jewish meditation? These questions and many more are addressed in this unique guide to Jewish meditation. Join the author on an exciting learning adventure to discover the secrets of Judaism's contemplative traditions. Revel in life-changing meditation exercises adapted from ancient texts of Kabbalah, the Talmud and Jewish theology. EYE TO THE INFINITE is a hands-on Jewish spiritual guidebook that beautifully explains fundamental introductions to the metaphysical worlds, and presents techniques, visualisations and authentic meditations, with clear, step-by-step instructions, enabling you to derive immediate benefit, wherever you are in your spiritual journey.

Be Still And Get Going

Author : Alan Lew
ISBN : 9780316025911
Genre : Religion
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Written in a warm, accessible, and intimate style, Be Still and Get Going will touch those who are searching for an authentic spiritual practice that speaks to them in their own cultural language. Lew is one of the most sought-after rabbis on the lecture circuit. He has had national media exposure for his dynamic fusion of Eastern insight and Bible study, having been the subject of stories on ABC News, the McNeil Lehrer News Hour, and various NPR programs. In the past five years there have been national conferences on Jewish meditation in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami where Lew has been a featured speaker. Lew's first book, One God Clapping, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and winner of the PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. Publishers Weekly hailed him as "a perceptive thinker" for his "refreshing and sometimes startling perspective" in his last book, This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared.
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