WELCOME TO THE YOGA AND JUDAISM CENTER

The primary focus of this yoga is not on physical exercise, but is rather "yoga beyond the mat," focusing on meditation, mysticism, philosophy and psychology.
Likewise, the focus on Judaism here is on "Hebrew Spirituality", the spirituality within Judaism, not the religion.
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Quote of the Week 293 - The Paradox of Universal Man


I believe that every man represents humanity. We are different as to intelligence, health, talents. Yet we are all one. We are all saints and sinners, adults and children, and no one is anyone’s superior or judge. We have all been awakened with the Buddha, crucified with Christ, and we have all killed and robbed with Genghis Khan, Stalin, and Hitler.


I believe that man can visualize the experience of the whole universal man only by realizing his individuality and never by trying to reduce himself to an abstract, common denominator. Man’s task in life is precisely the paradoxical one of realizing his individuality and at the same time transcending it to arrive at the experience of universality. Only the fully developed individual can drop the ego.


--Erich Fromm

CURRENT TEACHING SESSIONS

Eternal Light Meditation Circle


Facilitators: Steve Gold, Taylor Putney, Marty Rosenman


Dates: The Third Monday of every month, beginning October 21, 2013


Time: 8 PM to 9 PM


Location: The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309


Cost: Free


Description: Monthly meditation group at The Temple meets in the Chapel under the Eternal Light for one hour. Twenty minutes of silent group meditation will be followed by a discussion of a selected topic which will focus on partitipants' personal spiritual experiences, journeys and struggles. These sessions are open to the public, and Jews, non-Jews, atheists and agnostics are all welcome to attend, as long as you have an interest in group silence, fellowship and personal spiritual development. RSVP to Marty Rosenman at m.rosenman@comcast.net



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Quote of the Week 279 - Reasons to Go to Synagogue


That wonderful storyteller Harry Golden makes this point in one of his stories. When he was young, he once asked his father, “If you don’t believe in God, why do you go to synagogue so regularly?” His father answered, “Jews go to synagogue for all sorts of reasons. My friend Garfinkle, who is Orthodox, goes to talk to God. I go to talk to Garfinkle.”

--from When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

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