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Jewish Meditation

Shabbat and Trungpa

Alison Laichter | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
Alison Laichter

My hope is that, like Trungpa's idea of an empty heart, each time I am re-souled through Shabbat, there is more tenderness and less tangibility, a waking up of my soul, an opening of my heart, and a chance to practice making everything holy, at least one day a week.

Practicing Forgiveness

Alison Laichter | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion
Alison Laichter

Imagine a time in the past year that you acted unskillfully. Allow yourself to feel that weight of responsibility. Think to yourself, "if I in any way was a cause of suffering, whether consciously or unconsciously, I ask for forgiveness."

How Meditation Helped One Jew Unplug And Reconnect

Tablet Magazine | Laura Silver | Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion

By Laura Silver Tablet Magazine My cousin and I are both perpetually busy people: I’ve been known to zip between three or four cultural events i...

Turning In For The High Holidays

Carole Caplan | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Carole Caplan

For me, doing inner work in a Jewish community setting is truly another coming home, a return -- a teshuvah -- so appropriate at this season of our turning.

Josh Fleet

Jewish Meditation, An Ancient Practice, Reasserts Itself | Josh Fleet | Posted 09.28.2011 | Religion

A Zen Master and a Kabbalist walk beside a lake. The roshi turns to the rabbi and says, “You know, the Japanese always leave without saying goodbye....

You Know You Should Meditate, So Why Don't You?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

The real problem with people who say they don't have time to meditate is that they have not come to see its value.

The Allure Of Narcissistic Spirituality

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Alan Lurie

The desire to control others in order to create a "perfect" environment that nurtures our sensitivities is a calling card of spiritual narcissism. True spirituality takes place in the holy messiness of the world