WELCOME TO TORAH-VEDA

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 378 - Core Teaching of Buddhism


The core teaching of Buddhism is to help people become less self-centered and learn how to give love to others.


--Lama Surya Dass, as quoted in Spirituality and Health magazine, September/October 2017 issue

CURRENT TEACHING SESSIONS

I will be making a presentation at the Atlanta Southeast Limmud this Labor Day weekend, with the following title:

Job’s Second Daughters and the Kabbalah of the Unicorn.

There has been much existential hand-wringing discussion over the centuries about the Book of Job. However, there has been little focus on the significance of the concluding verses and his second set of daughters. Come explore these interesting passages and the mystical significance of how one daughter’s name relates to a single-horned creature, sometimes associated with a unicorn.



Interfaith/Inter-Spiritual Contemplative Groups

Please check out the following, which is an ongoing activity that may be of interest:


http://www.interfaithci.org/contemplative.html


Or


http://www.neshamainterfaithcenter.org/specialevents/#contemplation










Wednesday, September 16, 2009

YOGA AND JUDAISM, SECOND EDITION NOW AVAILABLE

In lieu of a Quote of the Week this week, I am pleased to announce the publication of YOGA AND JUDAISM, SECOND EDITION just in time for the fall Jewish Holiday season. For those who have purchased the first edition, please be reassured that it has not been rendered obsolete or useless by the Second Edition. Much of the substance of the material and message remains the same. However, the Second Edition does contain some corrections, many style and presentation revisions, and added material on Hebrew Mantras and Jewish Healing Meditation. Although the book materials contain some revisions, the substance of these new added materials is already available on the blog, so you don’t have to buy the new book just to obtain that new material. However, anyone who has already purchased the first edition is certainly welcome and encouraged to buy the Second Edition if you would like to have a spiffed-up volume complete with the new material all in one place. And I would certainly encourage any first-time buyers to purchase the Second Edition instead of the first. The Second Edition is currently available only at the publisher’s web site, http://stores.lulu.com/yajc or www.lulu.com and search “Yoga and Judaism”. It will take several weeks for it to work its way through the distribution system to become available through online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Borders. I will provide an updated notice when that happens.

In the meantime, why not start out the New Year through the transformative process of purchasing and reading YOGA AND JUDAISM, SECOND EDITION!!!

L’Shana Tova to All.

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