Our next webinar:
A Yogic/Kabbalistic Approach to Meditation and Spiritual Practicewith Rabbi Yoel GlickSunday, February 19 at 12 - 1:15 PM ET
Judaism and Hinduism are two ancient religions with a rich storehouse of inner wisdom and spiritual practices. In this webinar, we will explore some of the meeting points between Hindu and Jewish mysticism and look at how insights from the Yogic and Vedantic approaches to meditation and the spiritual life can help us to vitalize and re-envision Jewish teaching and practice.
Rabbi Yoel Glick is a teacher of Jewish meditation and spiritual wisdom who has been teaching and guiding seekers on the path for over thirty years. He has taught in the U.S., Canada, Israel Asia and Europe to audiences of all denominations from Orthodox to Jewish Renewal and Reform as well as a variety of Interfaith settings. Yoel was born in Toronto, Canada and received his BA from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University in New York, as well as from the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.
In 1981, Yoel moved to Israel with his wife Nomi where he founded Mercaz Hochmat HaLev [The Center for the Wisdom of the Heart] a center for the study of Jewish spirituality in the Old City of Jerusalem. Many of today’s leading figures in Jewish spirituality took part in Hochmat Halev as teachers and students. Among them were Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, Rabbi David Cooper, Rabbi Gedalia Fleer, Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein, Danny Matt, Rabbi Avram Davis and many others. During his time in Israel, Yoel was part of a group of Jewish seekers who meditated together and explored the links between Judaism and the religions of the East.
In 1988, Yoel moved to southern France with his family where he focused his energies on the exploration of the wisdom of Hindu, Buddhist and Christian mysticism. During his years in France, Yoel forged links with a number of Christian monastic communities and also spent time in Indian ashrams. As part of his life in France, Yoel and his wife Nomi run a meditation and retreat center for a small circle of seekers from different faiths. Today Yoel divides his time between France, Israel and North America.
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Our monthly webinars are designed to be a resource and inspiration for those who are involved with teaching Jewish mindfulness and meditation. Each month we will have a webinar with a guest teacher or presenter who will address key topics within this field.
Participation in the actual live webinar is limited to the first 100 registrants. If you wish to view the webinar after it has concluded, it will be made available (free of charge) on the "Resources" page of our website, http://jewishpirituality.org.
This webinar is free of charge.