The Awakened Heart Project is dedicated to supporting meditators in deepening their practice. We offer resources – retreats, podcasts, chants and instructions – at the intersection of Jewish spiritual practice and the mindfulness practices originating in the Buddhist tradition.
Our retreats are usually a week or longer, so that practitioners of Jewish meditation – whether beginners or more advanced – may deepen their practice. Our silent retreats and the teachings are designed to open the heart.
For those who are looking for a local introduction to Jewish meditation, we are creating a comprehensive list of local groups that you can explore. Please let us know about your local group, so that our list may continue to grow.
We have an extensive library of podcasts. This includes talks by our various teachers on subjects that illuminate the path of practice. We also have recorded meditation instructions and a variety of chants from the psalms and the liturgy, including a full morning service.
Listed on our website are other resources. There are suggested books to read, other websites to visit and organizations to connect with.
We hope you find the AHP to be a valuable resource for your practice and for your life.
Love is the true nature of the Divine Unfolding of Being. You are that as well. Our love for each other is who we are.
This is the message that I hope you will take away from our exploration.
What is Jewish meditation?
The Awakened Heart Project’s approach to Jewish meditation comes out of a desire to cultivate deep awareness along with the particular qualities of wisdom, compassion and kindness from a Jewish perspective.
The wisdom accessible through Jewish meditation supports the direct experience that the Divine Presence is the singular interconnected web of being, of which we are an inseparable part.
Jewish meditation provides a path to cultivate the wisdom to understand the nature of mind including those aspects of mind that tend to obscure clear seeing. The practice teaches us how to direct loving attention into the present moment of experience, where the Divine Presence can be experienced.
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Chants and Davvening
Each Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1:00 PM, Rabbi Jeff Roth leads an online meditation groups open to all. Jeff starts with some instructions for the day, we sit for 30 minutes and then have 10-15 minutes for questions and comments.
If you are interested in joining us, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org