Item description for Meditation from the Heart of Judaism: Today's Teachers Share Their Practices, Techniques and Faith by Avram Davis...
Overview In their own individual voices, 22 teachers, scholars, psychologists, and rabbis explain why and how they meditate and how to overcome obstacles to meditation.
Techniques explained by the masters for today s spiritual seeker
Meditation is designed to give you direct access to the spiritual. Whether it s through deep breathing during a busy day, listening to the quiet after turning off the car radio, chanting in prayer, or ten minutes of visualization exercises each morning, meditation takes many forms. But it is always a personal method of centering our spiritual self.
Meditation has long been practiced in the Jewish community as a powerful tool to transcend words, personality, and ego and to directly experience the divine. Inspiring yet practical, this introduction to meditation from a Jewish perspective approaches it in a new and illuminating way: As it is personally practiced by today s most experienced Jewish meditators from around the world.
A how to guide for both beginning and experienced meditators, Meditation from the Heart of Judaism will help you start meditating or help you enhance your practice. Meditation is a Jewish spiritual resource for today that can benefit people of all faiths and backgrounds and help us add spiritual energy to our lives. Contributors include:
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More About Avram Davis
Davis is the founder and co-director of an independent renewal center for Jewish learning and meditation, Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley, CA.
Avram Davis currently resides in San Francisco, in the state of California.
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Finally, a real tool for Jewish Meditation! Sep 8, 2000
Suited both for students of Kabbalah, or those who are merely getting their feet wet in Jewish mysticism, this book is great! Once I discovered that there was such a thing as Jewish Meditation, I delved avidly, and checked out many a library book on the subject. Most were hard to understand, speaking of worlds-beyond-worlds that left me confused. A few were simpler and more interesting, but none gave the practical advice of HOW-TO. This is the first book that truly helps one find their own beginning to a path of Jewish meditation. Where other books provide similar anecdotes of Jewish wisdom to ponder, this one actually compliments those with helpful tips to begin, or to deepen, your personal meditation practice. Very similar to works such as "God is a Verb," and "The Way of the Flame," this book is written in a pleasing, light style... not only for the academics!