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Action Meditation

May 14, 2020

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Episode Description:

This unique class introduces participants to the concept of Action Meditation, a transformative approach that combines meditation with action to foster personal growth and spiritual development. We delve into understanding the importance of releasing what holds us back—referred to as “Jubilee” or “shmita”—and the significance of replacing emptiness with love for oneself. Rabbi Jian guides us through this meditation, emphasizing the power of gratitude, the pitfalls of seeking recognition without action, and the profound act of service as a means to true fulfillment.

Key Points

  • Understanding Jubilee and Release: The class starts with identifying areas in our lives that need release or liberation, moving beyond the concept of ego to tackle the root cause: inaction and emptiness.
  • The Transition from Emptiness to Love: Rabbi Jian emphasizes the transition from a state of emptiness to one of love for oneself. This love is not rooted in ego or the quest for recognition but in genuine self-appreciation and gratitude for one’s actions and contributions.
  • Action as Meditation: The core teaching revolves around the idea that true meditation and spiritual growth come from action—simple acts of service, like washing dishes for family members, sharing knowledge through selecting and sharing lectures, and actively participating in the spiritual growth of oneself and others.

Participant Takeaways

  • A New Perspective on Meditation: Attendees will learn that meditation doesn’t always mean sitting in silence; it can also be active and involve serving others, transforming everyday tasks into spiritual practices.
  • Empowerment through Service: By engaging in acts of service, participants will experience a shift from seeking external validation to finding internal fulfillment and love, understanding that true happiness comes from giving rather than receiving.
  • Practical Steps for Spiritual Growth: Participants will leave with practical, actionable steps to incorporate action meditation into their daily lives, fostering personal growth and a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them.
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