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Meditation of Presence

Jeffrey Kessler
Wednesdays – 8:15 am-9:00 am

Torah is our technology for encountering the Divine Presence.  Silence provides a necessary space for that encounter. According to Jewish tradition, the Presence dwells continually within and around us, but we must learn deep listening to receive its generative wisdom. Shemah – in a word that sounds like an exhalation of breath,  we are directed to listen in order to understand the Divine Oneness.  We are to open to this Oneness with all of our heart, our soul, our strength.  We must listen to our bodies, our emotions, our thoughts, all that is deep within us.

Join us as we sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection either with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s first Jewish Meditation Teacher Training Program, Jeffrey has studied many spiritual traditions.   With degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology, Jeffrey has spent his life exploring the many creative disciplines of staying open in order to connect with the Nameless One.   He sees Meditation and Mussar practice as key to the renewal of Jewish spirituality.

Date

December 18

Time

8:15 am - 9:00 am

Location

Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Phone

510-704-9687

Organizer

Jeffrey Kessler

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