I have come across another site and teacher that I highly recommend for those looking to integrate physical yoga practices with wisdom and spirituality rooted in both the Yoga and Judaism traditions. You can connect to it by clicking on the title of this entry. It is also listed in the “Links” section of this blog. I have come to know Marcus as an international email pen pal through YogaMosaic, another site listed in the “Links” section of this blog (he is based in England). I also subscribed to his free “Kosher Sutras” email list. Quite frankly, when I first heard of his efforts and the name, “Bibliyoga”, my initial reaction was, “great, some more flaky New Age goop” (probably what a lot of people still may think of my work!). But I have found what Marcus is doing to be very genuine and constructed with great care, knowledge and insight. He exhibits a great breadth and depth of knowledge of Yogic and Jewish spirituality and traditions, and has a wonderful ability to express deep spiritual teachings in easily accessible and understandable terms. His optimism, humor and enthusiastic energy is grounded in earthy practicality, and is clearly conveyed in his communications. Marcus has also committed to contributing a piece for a new book I am compiling, hopefully to be published by late Spring, entitled, IVRI: The Essence of Hebrew Spirituality; 21st Century Perspectives on An Ancient Tradition, and I am looking forward to receiving and publishing his contribution. He has recently arrived in the States for an extended stay through August, teaching mostly in New York and Southern California, with stops in Toronto and San Francisco and Hong Kong. You can check his site for dates and locations.
Quote of the Week 37 - Wind, Water, Stone
Wind, Water, Stone
BY OCTAVIO PAZ
Water hollows stone,
wind scatters water,
stone stops the wind.
Water, wind, stone.
Wind carves stone,
stone's a cup of water,
water escapes and is wind.
Stone, wind, water.
Wind sings in its whirling,
water murmurs going by,
unmoving stone keeps still.
Wind, water, stone.
Each is another and no other:
crossing and vanishing
through their empty names:
water, stone, wind.
Meditation (Click your selection, scroll down to view it)
- Audio Link: A Foundation for a Fruitful Meditation Practice: Science of Breath/Pranayama/Relaxation - Theory and Practice
- Meditation Basics - Expanded Version
- Meditation Basics - Condensed Version
- Mantra Meditation Basics
- Nada Meditation - Anahata/The Unstruck Sound
- Jewish Yoga Meditation
- Hebrew Mantras
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Two
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Three
- Hebrew Mantras - Adonai Hineni
- Healing Meditation: Ruach El Shaddai/Breath of Balance
- Meditating, Eating and Sleeping
- Shortcuts to Spiritual Development?
- Audio Link: Guided Meditation - I Am and Empty Shell, Therefore I Am Full; A Meditation on Emptiness and Dark Luminescence Based on the Opening Lines of Genesis
- Guided Meditation: The Stage
- 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
- Guided Meditation: The Rod, The Staff, and The Star
- Torah-Veda Meditation Class Site
- Interspiritual Contemplative Group