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Jewish Meditation

Jewish Meditation Book
Author : Aryeh Kaplan
Publisher : Schocken
Release : 2011-01-12
ISBN : 0307761118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Discovering Jewish Meditation

Discovering Jewish Meditation Book
Author : Nan Fink Gefen
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 1999
ISBN : 1580230679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life Book
Author : Jeff Roth
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 2009
ISBN : 158023397X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Living the Life of Jewish Meditation

Living the Life of Jewish Meditation Book
Author : Rabbi Yoel Glick
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 2014-09-22
ISBN : 1580238025
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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?

Meditation and Kabbalah

Meditation and Kabbalah Book
Author : Aryeh Kaplan
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 1995
ISBN : 1568213816
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Meditative methods of Kabbalah. A lucid presentation of the meditative methods, mantras, mandalas and other devices used, as well as a penetrating interpretation of their significance in the light of contemporary meditative research.

Be Still and Get Going

Be Still and Get Going Book
Author : Alan Lew
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2007-07-31
ISBN : 0316025917
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Authentically Jewish

Authentically Jewish Book
Author : Stuart Z. Charmé
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2022-08-12
ISBN : 1978827598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How do you know when someone or something is really, authentically Jewish? This book argues that what is authentically Jewish is continually changing in response to historical and cultural developments, the shifting attributions of meaning that individuals make, and the negotiations that occur as different groups struggle for recognition.

The Oxford Handbook of Meditation

The Oxford Handbook of Meditation Book
Author : Miguel Farias,David Brazier,Mansur Lalljee
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021-10-21
ISBN : 0192536370
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Meditation techniques, including mindfulness, have become popular wellbeing practices and the scientific study of their effects has recently turned 50 years old. But how much do we know about them: what were they developed for and by whom? How similar or different are they, how effective can they be in changing our minds and biology, what are their social and ethical implications? The Oxford Handbook of Meditation is the most comprehensive volume published on meditation, written in accessible language by world-leading experts on the science and history of these techniques. It covers the development of meditation across the world and the varieties of its practices and experiences. It includes approaches from various disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, history, anthropology, and sociology and it explores its potential for therapeutic and social change, as well as unusual or negative effects. Edited by practitioner-researchers, this book is the ultimate guide for all interested in meditation, including teachers, clinicians, therapists, researchers, or anyone who would like to learn more about this topic.

Six Jewish Spiritual Paths

Six Jewish Spiritual Paths Book
Author : Rifat Sonsino
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 2002
ISBN : 1580231675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A rabbi offers an objective discussion of the many ways through which seekers can gain enrichment within the framework of Judaism, delineating each path's rituals, prayers, meditations, acts of transcendence, and more. Original.

American JewBu

American JewBu Book
Author : Emily Sigalow
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2022-01-11
ISBN : 0691228051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A revealing look at the Jewish American encounter with Buddhism Today, many Jewish Americans are embracing a dual religious identity, practicing Buddhism while also staying connected to their Jewish roots. This book tells the story of Judaism's encounter with Buddhism in the United States, showing how it has given rise to new contemplative forms within American Judaism—and shaped the way Americans understand and practice Buddhism. Taking readers from the nineteenth century to today, Emily Sigalow traces the history of these two traditions in America and explains how they came together. She argues that the distinctive social position of American Jews led them to their unique engagement with Buddhism, and describes how they incorporate aspects of both Judaism and Buddhism into their everyday lives. Drawing on a wealth of original in-depth interviews conducted across the nation, Sigalow explores how Jewish American Buddhists experience their dual religious identities. She reveals how Jewish Buddhists confound prevailing expectations of minority religions in America. Rather than simply adapting to the majority religion, Jews and Buddhists have borrowed and integrated elements from each other, and in doing so they have left an enduring mark on the American consciousness. American JewBu highlights the leading role that American Jews have played in the popularization of meditation and mindfulness in the United States, and the profound impact that these two venerable traditions have had on one another.

Meditation

Meditation Book
Author : Domyo Sater Burk
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-02-09
ISBN : 1465450408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Relieve stress and improve your understanding of yourself with the ultimate meditation guide for beginners While meditation is viewed in many ways, it's essentially the slowing down of your thoughts in order to achieve awareness. Most meditation practitioners use it as a means of focusing their thoughts and relaxing in their space and mind. Many use it as a daily form of prayer. Meditation can help focus your thinking, lower your stress levels, lower risks for medical issues (such as high blood pressure, glucose levels, and heart disease) and is considered to be preventative medicine. It promotes mind-body balance and fitness, mindfulness, and creativity. Idiot's Guides®: Meditation offers a concise, easy-to-grasp primer on the numerous types of meditation and how to practice them. This book includes: · The definition and fundamental basics of meditation. · Preparing to meditate: what, when, and where to meditate. · Tips for dealing with distractions while meditating. · Working meditation into your daily life. · Types of meditation: Zen, Vipassana (breathing), Tibetan Buddhist, mindfulness, Jewish meditation, Christian prayer, Sufi meditation, and Native American meditation. · The physical and mental benefits of each type of meditation. · Mind-body connection (dealing with emotional challenges and habitual patterns). · Meditation in adults and children. · Healing meditation (dealing with pain).

Teaching Interreligious Encounters

Teaching Interreligious Encounters Book
Author : Marc A. Pugliese,Alexander Y. Hwang
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0190677562
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At head of title: American Academy of Religion.

Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Meditation

Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Meditation Book
Author : Rick Repetti
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2022-05-17
ISBN : 1000575748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the state of the field of the philosophy of meditation and engages primarily in the philosophical assessment of the merits of meditation practices. This Handbook unites novel and original scholarship from 28 leading Asian and Western philosophers, scientists, theologians, and other scholars on the philosophical assessment of meditation. It critically assesses the conceptual and empirical validity of meditation, its philosophical implications, its legitimacy as a phenomenological research tool, its potential value as an aid to neuroscience research, its many practical benefits, and, among other considerations, its possibly misleading interpretations, applications, and consequences. Following the introduction by the editor, the Handbook’s chapters are organized in six parts: • Meditation and philosophy • Meditation and epistemology • Meditation and metaphysics • Meditation and values • Meditation and phenomenology • Meditation in Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian traditions A distinctive, timely, and invaluable reference work, it marks the emergence of a new discipline therein, the philosophy of meditation. The book will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience in the fields of philosophy, meditation, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, theology, and Asian and Western philosophy. It will serve as the textbook in any philosophy course on meditation, and as secondary reading in courses in philosophy of mind, consciousness, selfhood/personhood, metaphysics, or phenomenology, thereby helping to restore philosophy as a way of life.

The History and Varieties of Jewish Meditation

The History and Varieties of Jewish Meditation Book
Author : Mark Verman
Publisher : Jason Aronson Incorporated
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Jewish Family Fun Book

The Jewish Family Fun Book Book
Author : Danielle Dardashti,Roni Sarig
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 2002
ISBN : 1580231713
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The essential guide to Jewish family life and fun activities at home and on the road! This celebration of Jewish family life is the perfect guide for families wanting to put a new Jewish spin on holidays, holy days, and even the everyday. Full of activities, games, and history, it is sure to inspire parents, children, and extended family to connect with Judaism in fun, creative ways. With over 85 easy-to-do activities to re-invigorate age-old Jewish customs and make them fun for the whole family, this book is more than just kids? stuff. It?s about taking the Jewish family experience to a new educational and entertaining level. The Jewish Family Fun Book details activities for fun at home and away from home, including recipes, meaningful everyday and holiday crafts, travel guides, enriching entertainment?and much, much more! Clearly illustrated and full of easy-to-follow instructions, this lively guide shows us how to take an active approach to exploring Jewish tradition and have fun along the way. Each of The Jewish Family Fun Book?s three sections offer dozens of ideas and easy-to-understand instructions: ? ?Holiday Fun? aims to enrich the appropriate seriousness of Jewish holidays with a healthy dose of fun. How about having a Passover seder in a tent, like Israelites in the desert? Or celebrating the harvest holiday of Shavuot by taking your kids strawberry picking? ? ?Fun at Home? features Jewish activities ranging from relaxing (with a guide to Jewish books, music, movies, and websites) to exhausting (instructions for games and other outdoor fun); from creative (ideas for arts and crafts projects and recipes) to unforgettable (mitzvah and volunteer opportunities). ? ?Fun on the Road? is an easy-to-use travel guide, with suggestions for adding a memorable Jewish component to already built-for-fun family vacations. There?s information on Jewish museums, historical sites, camps, festivals, and kosher restaurants across the U.S.

Jewish Ritual

Jewish Ritual Book
Author : Kerry M. Olitzky,Daniel Judson
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 1580232108
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two rabbis explore the historical meaning and contemporary use of ten Jewish rituals, including observing the Sabbath, keeping kosher, studying torah, prayers, and blessings. Original.

Teaching Tefilah

Teaching Tefilah Book
Author : Behrman House,Bruce Kadden,Barbara Binder Kadden
Publisher : Behrman House, Inc
Release : 2005-06
ISBN : 9780867050868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Parts I through IV of Teaching Tefilah contain fifteen chapters, each dealing with a section of the worship service or a topic related to prayer. Part V, new in this expanded revised edition, contains six new essays reflecting on recent trends in Jewish worship.

The Creative Jewish Wedding Book

The Creative Jewish Wedding Book Book
Author : Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1580233988
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explains the history behind the rituals and customs of a Jewish wedding, details the ceremony and wedding service, and includes coverage of such topics as invitations, pre-wedding rituals, and creative wedding canopies.

The Jewish Encounter with Hinduism

The Jewish Encounter with Hinduism Book
Author : Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-08-01
ISBN : 1137455292
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hinduism has become a vital 'other' for Judaism over the past decades. The book surveys the history of the relationship from historical to contemporary times, from travellers to religious leadership. It explores the potential enrichment for Jewish theology and spirituality, as well as the challenges for Jewish identity.