Jewish Meditation Practice Instructions
Sheila teaches about the importance of a focused attention during walking practice. She gives detailed instructions, reflecting on the connection to Jewish contemplative practice.
Joanna teaches us the practice of sitting meditation. She weaves the practice of developing gratitude into our sitting practice. She discusses the development of intention, or kavanah, for practice.
Sheila teaches the practice of meditation, focusing on awareness of the body, and bringing in the widen concepts of Jewish meditation.
Jeff gives instructions related to paying attention to the Third Foundation of mindfulness: moods and mind states. He expresses the importance of the awareness both is sitting practice and in everyday life. A focus is on whether a particular mood is currently present or, just as importantly, whether it is absent. This helps us know how each mind state arises, how they are manifesting in the present moment, and how to work with them skillfully.
This 14 minute talk is rich with instructions about bringing mindfulness to each part of the breath, the sensations arising in the body and the sounds arising in your awareness. Recorded at the Elat Chayyim Advanced Meditation Program during the summer of 2007, these instructions are a wonderful way to re-energize your mindfulness or meditation practice. Read more…
A thirteen minute introduction to contemplative Jewish prayer. This talk by Rabbi Jeff Roth includes practice instructions on how to work with the interface of mindfulness, concentration and prayer.
In this talk given in March of 2006 at Discovering the Divine: a week-long Jewish meditation retreat, Sylvia Boorestein speaks of the merits of a meditation practice and the ways that this practice improves the quality of our relationships and our lives.