One of the things I love about meditation is that you don’t have to believe anything to get something out of it!
Now that may sound like a strange statement coming from a clergyperson. But a student of religion quickly learns that the importance placed on “belief” varies from religion to religion. In some traditions it’s paramount; in other traditions – believe it or not – it’s considered of little or no importance at all; the emphasis being on “right (or skillful) action.”
One of the beauties of meditation for me is that I can sit with a group of Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Secular Humanists (Atheists), and really feel myself connected to all of them, as we share the common experience of quieting down, attending to our posture, allowing our attention to rest on the breath, and experiencing the release of tension and ingathering of concentration. You’re welcome to join us any Saturday morning at 9 am. As the Hebrew folk song says: It’s good to sit together!
Rabbi Mark Sameth is the spiritual leader of Joyful Judaism: Pleasantville Community Synagogue an inclusive, progressive synagogue—with members from twenty towns, villages and cities all across Westchester and “A Hebrew School Your Kids Can Love.” Read The New York Times article. Follow Rabbi Mark on Twitter . Weekly meditation at the synagogue every Saturday morning at 9 am is open to the public; everyone—without exception—is welcome and warmly invited. OUR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS ON. See “Top Ten Reasons to Join PCS” at www.ShalomPCS.com.