June 9, 2023 |

Mindfulness and Meditation

Rabbi Liben is on the board of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, and is a graduate of both its Clergy Leadership Program, and Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program. Through the following activities, Temple Israel offers you a variety of ways to explore this important aspect of spiritual life:

Thursday Morning Mindfulness Morning Practice

Thursdays at 8:00am, in the Rabbi’s Study

Start the day with 45-minutes of relaxed mindfulness practice that includes some guided and silent meditation, some simple chanting, and a word or two of Torah.  No prior meditation experience is required, and newcomers are always welcome!

Sunday Morning Mindfulness Minyan

Sundays at 9:00am-10:00am, in the Chapel

This joyful service combines the practices of davening(traditional prayer),  chanting and meditation as interconnected and mutually supporting practices.  This model inspired the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs’ nation-wide project: Tefilat HaNeshama: Prayer of the Soul mindfulness service.

All are welcome!

Tikkun Midot Groups

Tikkun Midot is a traditional practice of studying and refining one’s character traits.  Members meet weekly in Hevruta (groups of two or three), and then with a larger group once a month, focusing on a different character trait each month. This practice uses a mindfulness-based approach to noticing our habitual patterns of behavior and our ability to improve or refine them.

Contact Rabbi Liben if you may be interested in being part of a new group: Rabbi@tiofnatick.org

Metrowest Jewish Mindfulness Community

Temple Israel of Natick is a co-founding member of the Metrowest Jewish Mindfulness Community, which sponsors monthly Jewish Mindfulness Sits and other programs.  Find out more on their Facebook Page.