Penimah: A Jewish Meditation Center at Kol Shalom

Jewish Meditation

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.

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