Torah and Veda are two ancient sources of spirituality still vibrant today. Torah is conveyed through the sacred language of Hebrew and Veda is conveyed through the sacred language of Sanskrit. The focus here is on meditation, mysticism, philosophy, psychology and the underlying spirituality that has been incorporated into religions, and not as much on the religions themselves. Your comments and posts are welcome.

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Quote of the Week 34 - No Man Is an Island

There is really no such creature as a single individual; he has no more life of his own than a cast-off cell marooned from the surface of your skin.

--Lewis Thomas



As a follow-up to the wonderful weekend with Rabbi Glick, I am presenting a series of three guided meditation sessions at my house. Following are descriptions for the three sessions and related details. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may be interested. Although this is a series, and one would benefit the most by taking all three sessions, they are also stand-alone sessions, and no commitment for all three is required. Although previous meditation experience would be helpful, it is not a prerequisite.

Cost: $10.00 per session, or whatever can be comfortably afforded (nobody turned away for inability to pay). Minimum four registrations per session for the session to proceed. Email me to reserve and follow-up with payment via mail payable to Steve Gold, 3562 Castlehill Ct., Tucker, GA 30084 or via PayPal: Torah-Veda/Yoga and Judaism Center PayPal

Dates and Times: Sunday mornings, 11 AM to 12:30 PM; March 27, April 24, May 15, 2016

Location: The home of Steve Gold, 3562 Castlehill Court, Tucker, GA 30084

Sunday, March 27, 2016; 11 AM to 12:30 PM:

SESSION #1: Guided Meditation – I am an Empty Shell, Therefore I am Full; A Meditation on Emptiness and Dark Luminescence Based on the Opening Lines of Genesis

The opening lines of Genesis are usually construed as a mystical/metaphorical description of the creation/manifestation of the totality of the macrocosm, of all of creation, that happened some time ago in the mythic past. However, they can also be regarded as describing processes of ongoing creation/manifestation occurring all of the time, and not only in the macrocosm, but also in the microcosm, within each of us. This presentation will analyze some of the clauses from these opening lines of Genesis as an introduction to a guided meditation experientially incorporating these spiritually powerful images into our inner being. Come experience the ongoing Genesis within and its relationship to “the thin voice of silence/stillness”.

Sunday, April 24, 2016; 11 AM to 12:30 PM:

SESSION #2: Guided Meditation – The Stage

As The Bard has insightfully observed, “All the World’s a Stage”. This presentation will set the stage for meditation that will lead you through a journey into the deep, non-dual reality suggested by this pithy saying.

Sunday, May 22, 2016; 11 AM to 12:30 PM:

SESSION #3: Guided Meditation – The Rod, The Staff, and The Star

“Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.” What does that mean? This meditation will guide you through one interpretative experiential journey of this famous Bible quote, entwined with an inner vision of the six-pointed star, a major symbol of Judaism, but also the symbol of The Heart in traditional Indian metaphysics.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR. Steven J. Gold, BA Antioch College, Philosophy and Religion; JD Emory Law School, is the founder/director of Torah-Veda (formerly the Yoga and Judaism Center) in Atlanta, GA and the author of Yoga and Judaism (2007) Ivri: The Essence of Hebrew Spirituality (2010), Torah Portion Summaries; With Insights from the Perspective of a Jewish Yogi (2010), and Basic Spiritual Principles (2011). He has been an initiate, student, practitioner and teacher in a Himalayan meditation tradition for over 35 years and a student of Kabala and Jewish Spirituality for several years. He focuses on spiritual teachings and meditation practices that incorporate non-dual elements from Torah and Veda, two ancient spiritual traditions sharing common principles at their core.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Quote of the Week 250 - The Creation of the World

The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day.

--Samuel Beckett

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