Meditative Practice

with Judy Young

Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia

Meditative practice in Jewish tradition can be traced back to the Bible. It is both ancient and modern. Meditating can enhance Jewish prayer and practice and lead us to a life of fulfilling mitzvot. In each class, participants will study a text selection and then practice what the text suggests.  

Session 1 Text:  Seeking & Soaring: Jewish Approaches to Spiritual Direction, chapter by Rabbi Shefa Gold.  Meditation Practice:  Chanting

Session 2 Texts:  Reb Zalman's Gate to the Heart and Shma' A Concise Weekday Siddur for Praying in English. Meditation Practice: Praying with intention (kavanah) and use of visualization when praying.

Session 3 Text:  R. David Cooper's God is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism.  Meditation Practice:  3rd section of this book offers specific ideas for practice. We'll try out a few.

Session 4 Text:  R. Marcia Prager: The Path of Blessings (selections).  Meditation Practice: Becoming attuned to the power of blessings and becoming comfortable in the giving and receiving of blessings.

Course text will be emailed in advance of sessions.

For more information
410-730-6044 or robin@columbiajewish.org

Event Time: 

Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 19:00
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 19:00
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 19:00
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 19:00
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