Quote of the Moment

We’re right there separated by the anochi, we’re really there in the small sense of I and we’re no longer connected to the larger unfolding, the larger truth that I am part of the ever unfolding of G-d.

— Rabbi Joanna Katz


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The mission of the AHP is to promote Jewish contemplative techniques that develop a heart of wisdom and compassion. We believe that cultivating an awakened heart can lead to an expanded perception of the world and a knowing of all beings as manifestations of the Divine.

The AHP aims to refine such techniques while also creating opportunities for intensive Jewish meditation practice.

What is Jewish meditation?

The Awakened Heart Project’s approach to Jewish meditation comes out of a desire to cultivate an awareness of the Divine Presence along with the particular qualities of wisdom, compassion and kindness from a Jewish perspective.

The practices we include under the rubric of Jewish meditation are designed with this direction as our reference point. The wisdom accessible through Jewish meditation supports the understanding that the Divine Presence is the ground of All Being, and the ground of All Being is part of a singular interconnected web of being.

Jewish meditation also provides the wisdom to understand the nature of mind including those factors of mind that tend to obscure clear seeing. The practice teaches us how to direct our attention into the present moment of experience, which is the only place the Divine Presence can be experienced.

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