Nishmat Hayyim: Jewish Meditation Community
Nishmat Hayyim is a resource for Jewish contemplative practices in the Boston area and throughout New England. Teachings and practices draw on a rich tradition of Jewish texts, basic meditation techniques, and the humanity of daily life. Through weekly meditation classes, contemplative Shabbats and retreats, Nishmat Hayyim offers systematic meditation training within a Jewish context.
A regular meditation group offers students the support to develop and sustain an individual practice as well as to integrate meditation into other parts of their Judaism and daily life. Individual instruction and spiritual guidance is also offered.
Lectures and special events with leading teachers from the U.S. and Israel offer a wide variety of Jewish teachings and practices: from the Sfirot to Chassidut, from contemplative prayer and chanting to meditation in everyday life.
As a resource to the Jewish community of New England, Nishmat Hayyim offers programs for synagogues, schools, elders’ communities, and other institutions. As well, training programs support Rabbis and lay leaders with contemplative programs in their home communities.
All programs are open and accessible to people from all backgrounds, from secular to halachically observant