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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 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.

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










Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bibliyoga by Marcus Freed

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.

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