Three Gates to Meditation Practice by David A. Cooper
A Personal Journey Into Sufism, Buddhism, and Judaism

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A spiritual memoir by the author of God Is a Verb.
"This book is a treasure map, but not like any you have seen before. Most people believe that the object of a treasure hunt is to find a chest of gold. The mystical approach, however, is that the search itself is the treasure…. Here is an invitation to begin an exploration of the treasure fields of your own mind…the most exciting and rewarding adventure you will ever take."
—from the Introduction
Here is an insider’s look at a spectrum of mystical traditions—by someone who is remarkably fluent in the language of each. Three Gates to Meditation Practice chronicles more than fifteen years in the spiritual journey of "post-denominational" Rabbi David A. Cooper and his wife Shoshana—years that led the Coopers everywhere from a secluded mountain hut in New Mexico to the Sinai desert, from chanting Sufi dhikr and meditation with Buddhist masters to studying Kabbalah and esoteric Judaism in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Coopers’ story is an intimate account of what intensive spiritual practice is like, with an ultimate message that is supremely inspiring: The spiritual path is completely within our reach, whoever we are, whatever we do, as long as we are willing to try.


David A. Cooper has studied mysticism for mote than thirty years. His main practice has been spiritual retreats and meditation in a number of traditions, including Sufi, Vipassana, Kabbalah, Dzogchen, and Zen. Cooper is the award-winning author of many books, including The Handbook of Jewish Meditation Practices: A Guide for Enriching the Sabbath and Other Days of Your Life; Silence, Simplicity and Solitude: A Complete Guide to Spiritual Retreat at Home; and Three Gates to Meditation Practice: A Personal Journey in Sufism, Buddhism, and Judaism.
 

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David A. Cooper has studied mysticism for thirty years. His main practice has been spiritual retreats and meditation in a number of traditions including Sufi, Vipassana, Kabbalah, and Zen. Cooper is the award winning author of many books including the Publishers Weekly best-seller God is a Verb (Riverhead 1998).
 
Published October 13, 2011 by SkyLight Paths Publishing. 240 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Cooper, the Jewish convert who wrote the bestselling book God Is a Verb, reflects upon more than 20 years of his spiritual journey in this engaging but flawed exploration of interfaith meditation practice.

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He adds Sufi and Buddhist practices to Jewish rituals in his quest for heightened consciousness, stillness, clarity, personal healing, and spiritual renewal.

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