Before my husband Monte and I moved to Boulder a few months ago, we lived for a year on New York’s Upper West Side. There were tons of great restaurants, music at Lincoln Center, and plays on Broadway to keep us busy. But even with the great eats and culture all around us, some of our most meaningful time was spent on meditation cushions during group sits at the Manhattan JCC. Every weekday morning and evening, people would gather to learn, meditate, and connect. Many of the participants were regulars, folks who had been coming day after day for years. But there were also new people, like us, and we were always welcomed with open hearts and arms.
As we settle into our new lives in Boulder, we have already come to love hiking at Sanitas and our great meals at restaurants like Jax’s and River & Woods. What we were missing were the group meditation sits with a Jewish vibe, as a way to nurture our evolving practices, and to be a part of a community with a shared mindfulness intention.
Starting this week we are excited to have the opportunity to launch two new weekly sits, both of them happening on Tuesdays.
Monte and I will facilitate the sits, which will begin with a brief Jewish mindfulness teaching, then an 18-minute silent meditation, followed by a few minutes of voluntary sharing. Feel free to come once, once in a while, or come weekly and be part of an evolving meditation community. Beginners and long-time meditators are welcome!
Congregation Nevei Kodesh
Nursery (second floor)
4:15 to 4:45 p.m.
6007 Oreg Avenue
Reb Zalman Library (second floor)
9:15 to 9:45 a.m.