Mindfulness and Judaism
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels
This course will explore the practice of mindfulness in Jewish sources and thought. It will consider mindfulness as a path of emotional healing, spiritual awareness and liberation from suffering and its role in leading a full and fulfilling Jewish life. Concrete techniques will accompany many of the practices, and participants are encouraged to engage on a practical as well as intellectual level. Texts and questions will address emotional, psychological and intellectual issues, and participants are encouraged to approach the course with intellectual and emotional openness and a willingness to share and experiment.