This event starts in:
Iyun Ayin – “Immersion is Spaciousness”
Transformative Teaching, Heart Opening Chanting and Deep Silence, with Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks
1st Monday of the Month at Integral Life – Free and open to all
Spiritual awakening is the realization that you are far more than your thoughts and feelings. Beneath your personality, there’s a radiant field of awareness, free from negativity and connected to the aliveness of the present moment. These sessions begin with learning a text from the traditional weekly Torah reading, followed by chanting and Integral Jewish Meditation. This is followed by Q&A, sharing, and dialogue.
“Brian’s gentle guidance makes communion with the divine possible.”
– Estelle Frankel, author of Sacred Therapy and The Wisdom of Not Knowing – Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty
“Reb Brian Yosef is an amazing spiritual teacher, able to inspire his students in profound ways that contribute to their spiritual transformation.”
– Rabbi Burt Jacobson, founder of Kehilla Community Synagogue, Oakland, California; author of This Precious Moment: The Wisdom of the Ba’al Shem Tov
Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks is a Jewish spiritual teacher and musician. He is the author of has been teaching the practice of Presence (meditation, mindfulness) and Judaism since 2006, and founded the online Jewish meditation community, Torah of Awakening, in 2007. He is the author of Kabbalah for Beginners, published by Rockridge Press, and Integral Jewish Meditation – Three Portals of Presence for Spiritual Awakening.
Reb Brian Yosef received s’miha (ordination) as Minister of Sacred Music (Reb Yosef Briah Zohar, Menatzeiakh, Ba’al Tefilah) from Reb Zalman z”l (2012), Spiritual Teacher and Awakener of Souls (Morei Rukhani uM’oreir N’shamot) from Shaykh Ibrahim Baba Farajaje (may his secret be sanctified) and Rabbi SaraLeya Schley (2012), certification as Teacher of Jewish Meditation (Moreh L’hitbodedut) from Dr. Avram Davis (2004), and holds a Bachelor in Music from the Eastman School of Music (1991).