Jewish Meditation Tradition: Past and Present
Tomer Persico discusses the Jewish meditative tradition, which is a diverse collection of techniques and practices, originating at different eras and exhibiting varying characteristics. He offers a summation of the major trends of Jewish meditation following a chronological scheme, aiming to underline the shifts in emphasis displayed by different Jewish Meditative paths, from Merkabah literature, through Kabbalah, Hasidism and ending with contemporary spirituality circles.
Special consideration is given to an evaluation of the similarities and differences between Jewish and Buddhist meditation. The presentation is followed by a discussion with Jack Petranker, Director of the Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages.
Mangalam Research Center
February 11, 2019