Closing the season for the Mystic Heart Community Meditation Program, Larry Terkel will lead the class in the Jewish discipline of Kabbalah meditation. The class will meet weekday mornings at 7:15 a.m. at the conference room at the Main Gate Welcome Center. No gate pass is required to attend, but donations are encouraged.
Monday morning’s session with the Mystic Heart Community Meditation Program marks the end of my experiment practicing the art of meditating. Looking back on it now, I’m still wondering if I figured it all out or not.
While Sufi meditation may not trace back to any dogmatic religion, its lineage follows all the way back to Adam, circa Genesis.
Meditation offers different things to different people — be it a sense of calm, an unyielding love for all that is, or just a break from the day’s work. To Subagh Singh Khalsa, meditation is about healing.
If you’re planning to attend the third week of programming from the Mystic Heart Community Meditation Program, be warned: You’ll spend a lot of time thinking about hazelnuts.
There’s an oft-cited cliché that different religions are just different paths up the mountain to the same peak. As I learned from Week Two of the Mystic Heart Community Meditation Program, some of those paths are more arduous than others.
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Larry Terkel was originally put off by some of Judaism’s apparent “superficial practice.” After spending a year in India, learning about yoga and meditation and diving deeper into the religious tradition, Terkel said he’s “come to really appreciate some of the mystical teachings of Judaism.” He’s practiced Jewish Kabbalah meditation every day for 46 years.
Meditative aspects can be found in all religions, Subagh Singh Khalsa said, and the Mystic Heart Program allows him and other meditation teachers to point out those aspects to Chautauquans of all faiths and traditions.
The soul is unique in that every person has his or her own, and each person’s soul should be honored in an individual way. This is one of the key aspects of Sufism, Muinuddin Charles Smith said.