Judaism has the potential to engage our minds, bodies, hearts and souls ... dip into some of the below for a taste of the Jewish contemplative tradition and mindfulness practices.--
Jewishly Inspired Meditation (JIM)
The words "mysticism" or "contemplative" most commonly bring to mind Eastern contemplative traditions - but Judaism, too, possesses ancient and profound teachings in these realms. This Jewish meditation initiative meets weekly for practice and some brief discussion connected to it. Join us as we begin exploring and engaging with Torah inspired contemplative practice and building a Jewish meditation community. (Seekers and "sitters" of all stripes, faiths and non-faiths warmly welcomed - no prior experience necessary!). JIM holds weekly events in Brown RISD Hillel's Beit Midrash. Contact Evan Chernov for more information.
Throughout Shabbat and holidays we provide opportunities to come together in song. Niggunim are wordless melodies that allow people to connect on a spiritual level through music. To participate, lead or learn more, contact Abby Litwinoff or Solomon Goldstein-Rose.
If you're looking for other ways to connect to contemplative practice, or would like to discuss other options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org