Penimah: A Jewish Meditation Center at Kol Shalom
In the Talmud, we learn that the ancient pious ones would “wait” for an hour before they began their prayers. What does it mean that they ‘waited’? It means they sat silently in meditation. Our ancestors may not have used words like “mindfulness” or “spiritual practice”, but all of the great ancient pious ones were meditators. In fact, all of the profound insights of Jewish prayer–the very prayers that eventually were written down and codified in our prayer books– emerged directly from the insights they achieved from their daily sittings in silence. Join Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, an experienced Jewish meditation instructor and founder of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington, as he shows us how to enter mindfulness meditation from an authentically Jewish perspective.
Past recorded sessions:
- March 12, 2021 – Spiritual Insights of Passover
- February 19, 2021 – The Masks we Wear, the Truth we Reveal
- January 22, 2021 – Overcoming Darkness in Our Lives
- December 18, 2020 – How to See Who You Really Really Are
- November 20, 2020 – The True Meaning of a Blessing
- October 23, 2020 – How and why to transcend the self
- July 10, 2020 – What is a “soul”?
- July 3, 2020- Brokenness and Healing
- June 26, 2020 – Understanding the Ego
- June 19, 2020 – The Miracle of the Body
- June 12, 2020 -The Miracle of the Breath
- June 5, 2020 – Overcoming Anxiety
- May 22, 2020 – The Priestly Blessing: The Spirituality of Blessing Others
- May 8, 2020 – The Amida: Entering Jewish Prayer as a Meditation
- May 1, 2020 – Leviticus 19: What is Holiness?
- April 24, 2020 – Psalm 139: Where Can We Find God?
- April 3, 2020 – Leviticus: The Fire of Love: How to Draw Close to God
- March 27, 2020 – The 23rd Psalm: Healing in the Peace of This Moment
- March 20, 2020 – Hazak Hazak V’Nithazek: Finding Strength in a Challenging Time