Beginning in April 2014

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training

with Rabbis Sheila Weinberg, Jeff Roth and Jordan Bendat-Appell

at Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY

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This program is a collaboration of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Awakened Heart Project. It is intended for lay or professionals in the Jewish community who have developed both a mindfulness practice and have been engaged in teaching mindfulness within a Jewish context. The program consists of 3 intensive retreats (16 days total over 16 months).

Each month features a theme for investigation through an integrated path of study and practice with monthly readings; practice instructions and guidance for integration of Jewish thought, language and mindfulness; and pedagogic instruction and practice. It is expected that each participant will have a daily meditation practice. Students share teachings and practice questions and insights with study partners and a monthly meeting with a mentor.

Other features of the program include: a focus on the application of mindfulness in a Jewish social justice context; yoga as a mindfulness practice in a Jewish context which is taught on retreat; assignments to share weekly reflections on the torah portion; and guest teachers in addition to the three primary teachers Rabbis Sheila Peltz Weinberg, Jeff Roth and Jordan Bendat-Appell.

The focus of the program is the creation of a cadre of teachers in the Jewish community that are well versed in the practice of mindfulness, its applications, its value in a multitude of settings and its translation into an accessible and inspiring Jewish language and form.

Participants also network with each other on a variety of sub topics including teaching children, university teaching, establishing and running Jewish meditation centers, the role of mindfulness in synagogue life and in social change organizations.

We are currently accepting applications for the 3rd JMTT cohort!

Click here to learn more and apply


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