Meditation is supposed to be grounding and calming. Intruders shouting curses and slurs are anything but.
“For sure I’ve never been in a yeshiva where there was time blocked out for sitting in meditation every day.”
Sometimes I feel skeptical about all the promises meditation practitioners claim, but I go to meditation class more regularly than synagogue.
Jay Michaelson argues that meditation helps us craft a response to make the situation better, instead of just making ourselves feel better.
Jay Michaelson sat down with Dan Harris to talk about his new book about Buddhist meditation and the ‘(Woody) Allen Spectrum’ of Jewish stress.
Brent Spodek was one of America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis in 2013. Who inspired him? Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, who taught him meditation.
There’s a ‘mindfulness’ revolution in the works, writes Jay Michaelson. The Jewish world is missing out by dismissing contemplative practice as just hippie stuff.