Discovering Jewish Meditation, 2nd Edition by Nan Fink Gefen
Instruction & Guidance for Learning an Ancient Spiritual Practice

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A breakthrough “how to meditate” guide!

“Jewish meditation is a practice that can sustain you and deepen your connection to the Divine over the course of your lifetime. Seekers throughout history have practiced it and reaped its rewards, and today many people are making it a significant part of their everyday spiritual practice.”

—from the Introduction

A supportive and wise guide that is an absolute must for anyone who wants to learn Jewish meditation or improve their practice—now updated and expanded. Nan Fink Gefen teaches you how to meditate on your own, and starts you on the path to a deeper connection with the Divine and to greater insight about your own life. Whatever your level of understanding, she gives you the tools and support you need to discover the transformative power of meditation.

This most comprehensive introduction to a time-honored spiritual practice:

• Answers commonly asked questions about the nature and history of Jewish meditation, and examines how it differs from other meditative practices

• Shows beginners how to start their practice, including where and how to do it

• Gives step-by-step instructions for meditations that are at the core of Jewish meditative practice

• Explains the challenges and rewards of a Jewish meditative practice

Nan Fink Gefen, PhD, is a teacher of Jewish meditation, a writer and an editor. She has taught Jewish meditation to hundreds of students around the country. For six years, she directed a program to train Jewish meditation teachers at Chochmat HaLev, a center of Jewish meditation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She is a contributor to Meditation from the Heart of Judaism: Today’s Teachers Share Their Practices, Techniques, and Faith (Jewish Lights), and author of Stranger in the Midst: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery. She co-founded Tikkun magazine in 1985 and she is the co-founding editor of Persimmon Tree: An Online Magazine of the Arts.
 

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Nan Fink Gefen, PhD, is widely recognized as a leading teacher of Jewish meditation. Co-director of Chochmat HaLev, one of three U.S. centers devoted to teaching Jewish meditation, she has trained hundreds of students and has led many meditation retreats. She is a contributor to Meditation from the Heart of Judaism: Todays Teachers Share Their Practices, Techniques, and Faith (Jewish Lights), and author of Stranger in the Midst: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery (Basic Books), as well as co-founder of Tikkun magazine.
 
Published October 1, 1999 by Jewish Lights Publishing. 160 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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