Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life: Awakening Your Heart, Connecting with God

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life: Awakening Your Heart, Connecting with God

by Jeff Roth

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Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life: Awakening Your Heart, Connecting with God by Jeff Roth

Awaken your heart and mind to see your own capacity for wisdom, compassion and kindness.

"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

At last, a fresh take on meditation that draws on life experience and living life with greater clarity rather than the traditional method of rigorous study.

Based on twenty-five years of bringing meaningful spiritual practice to the Jewish community, well-known meditation teacher and practitioner Rabbi Jeff Roth presents Jewish contemplative techniques that foster the development of a heart of wisdom and compassion. This contemporary approach to meditation—accessible to both beginners and experts alike—focuses on using the distilled wisdom of Buddhism and Judaism as a way to learn from life experience. By combining these two traditions, he presents a model that allows westerners—both Jews and non-Jews—to embrace timeless Eastern teachings without sacrificing their birth traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580233972
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 843,460
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rabbi Jeff Roth, a well-known meditation practitioner, teacher and facilitator of Jewish retreats, is founder and director of the Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism. He cofounder of Elat Chayyim, where he served as executive director and spiritual director for thirteen years.

Rabbi Jeff Roth is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Jewish Meditation
  • Jewish Meditation Shabbaton or Weekend
  • Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
  • Mystical Approaches to Prayer
  • Contemporary Jewish Mystical Theology

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Wake Up
Are You a Mystic?

1. Waking Up in the Midst of Your Life
2. Beginning a Practice
3. The Nature of Mind
4. Making the Darkness Conscious
5. Embracing the Divine
6. Prayer and Meditation
7. A Blessing Practice
8. L'chayyim —Into Life

Appendix A: Psalm 145
Appendix B: Resources for Further Learning
Notes

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