We are now meeting in person in London, please email us for the address.
The Online Programme is the beginning of a Contemplative Community that we hope to build. Meditation and Spiritual Practice, as with anything, is hard to maintain when practised in isolation. The online programme aims to provide a community feel with daily meditation, weekly study group, monthly meditation and spiritual practice primers, and most importantly direct connections with teachers and peers through teacher interview and spiritual fellowship (Havruta). You are invited to participate as much or as little as you like.
WEEKLY: STUDY GROUP
7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. Sefer Yetzira
(intermediate to advanced)
8.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Amud Ha'Avoda
(advanced text based)
Start: 11.00 a.m. PDT 2.00 p.m. EDT
9.00 p.m. Jerusalem
An opportunity to study original sources of Contemplative Judaism ranging from the Maimonidean Sufis, through the Kabbalah, including its Ecstatic and Lurianic refractions, to modern Hasidism and Musar.
Session 1: Sefer Yetzirah in Theory and Practice.
The Sefer Yetzirah is the oldest text of Kabbalah and the earliest and clearest source for Jewish Meditation. These classes will give you an understanding of Jewish meditation both in theory and in practice.
Session 2: Amud Ha'Avodah
This is an advanced text based Habura on the book Amud Ha'Avodah from Baruch of Kosov. It is an early Hasidic interpretation of Lurianic Kabbalah.
PRIVATE TEACHER INTERVIEWS
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If you are interested in meeting privately with a teacher please send an email using the link below.
In addition to joining groups for meditation and study, another invaluable tool is to meet regularly with a teacher or fellow student.
Maayan Hatum offers Monthly private meetings with a teacher where you can discuss your practice and any difficulty or concerns you are having around it, including how to establish a regular meditation practice.
Due to Covid-19 we are currently offering Zoom and/or telephone meetings only, but if you are local to the Hendon or Golders Green areas we might be able to arrange in-person meetings outdoors.
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If you are interested in organising a havruta (1to1) with a senior student or want advice about setting one up yourself please send an email using the link below.
Spiritual fellowship is often more important than having a teacher, the Mishnah says "make for yourself a Rabbi" but "buy for yourself a friend", meaning that you should generally have a Rabbi that you follow, but that you must invest more in spiritual friendship (Havruta).
Maayan Hatum will endeavour to find Havruta for whoever wants one and is available to advise on how to establish one. On looking for a Havruta it is recommended to find someone who has is a meditator with an established spiritual practice or is at least someone who aspires to be so. It is suggested you meet or speak with your Havruta a few times a week if not every day.
Maayan Hatum currently has a small pool of advanced meditators with whom you can be paired. If you are an advanced meditator and would like to be added to the pool please contact us using the link on the left.