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Gail G. Speaks to Eastern Shore Group on Meditation

Robin and Manny hosted the evening in their home on he Eastern Shore. Gail spoke about her own spiritual journey to meditation and how it might become a powerful spiritual practice.

We had two wonderful programs with Gail Greenfield of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Albany, GA, as well as one with her husband, Stanley, who spoke on Friday night on the joy of volunteering on an Israeli Army base. On Thursday night, Gail spoke on Jewish meditation at the Eastern Shore group hosted by Robin and Manny.

Gail came to Jewish meditation as part of a spiritual search growing up in a traditional Jewish household, where they celebrated all of the holidays, but where there was little mention of God. She asked her Conservative Rabbi about God and he answered, “we don’t ask these type of questions.”

Later she became interested in metaphysical knowledge and became involved with New Age interests. She began doing the Vipassana Meditation, which is a simple technique consisting of the experiential observation of mind and matter. Eventually, she became familiar with the long history of Jewish meditation. She spoke about this with great passion, weaving her personal history into the story.

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