Reb Brian Yosef's Awakening through Jewish Meditation workshops help participants access the transformational power of Presence (aka "mindfulness") for greater peace, wellness and direct experience of inner freedom, through unique practices from the Jewish esoteric tradition. All are welcome, regardless of belief or background.
Spiritual awakening is the realization that you are far more than your thoughts and feelings. Beneath your personality, there’s a radiant field of awareness, free from negativity and connected to the aliveness of the present moment.
Although Presence is incredibly simple, most people find it difficult to access and integrate. Integral Jewish Meditation brings to life the Presence-deepening teachings and practices of Judaism in a direct and experiential way, and offers tools to bring the power of Presence into every moment of daily life.
Reb Brian Yosef leads 90 minute workshops where participants will learn the basic practices, including Hebrew chanting (tefilah), focused intention (kavanah), and deep silence (shtika).
Reb Brian Yosef is also available for Shabbatons. He has eighteen years experience leading musical and meditative Shabbat services in the Bay Area with his band, BRIAH. See videos below for a taste of his Shabbat services.
Learn More about Reb Brian Yosef's teaching:
See his weekly teachings here.
Email Brian to request a free copy his ebook/audiobook.
Fees: Email Brian to discuss. Brian is happy to work with you to create a program that works for your organization. Brian can also offer longer courses, depending on the needs of your organization.
"Buddha at the Gas Pump" Interview, February 2017:
"HFSS" Podcast Interview, aired December 2020:
A Taste of Reb Brian Yosef's Musical Services:
Chochmat HaLev, Berkeley, California
Beth Chaim Congregation, Daniville, California
Congregation B'nai Shalom, Walnut Creek
Kehillah Community Synagogue, Oakland, California
Temple Sinai, Oakland, California
Kol Shofar, Tiburon, California
Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo, California
Zazen SF, San Francisco, California
Jewish Community of Sedona, Sedona, Arizona
Ruach Hamidbar, Scottsdale, Arizona
ALEPH Kallahs, 2018, 2014
Jewish History Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Jewish Community Center, Tucson, Arizona
Urban Adamah, Berkeley, California
Limmud AZ Event, Phoenix, Arizona
New City Jewish Center, New City, New York
Nevei Kodesh, Boulder, Colorado
Temple Emanu-El, Miami Beach, Florida
Temple Israel of Greater Miami, Miami, Florida
Congregation Beth Israel, Chico, California
Havurah Shir Hadash, Ashland, Oregon
Unity of Portland, Portland, Oregon
Unity of Sacramento, Sacramento, California
Agape Bay Area – Center for Awakened Living, Oakland
Congregation Bet Shalom, Tucson, Arizona
Congregation Or Chadash, Tucson, Arizona
Temple Emanu-El, Tucson, Arizona
Beit Ahavah, Northampton, Massachusetts
Wexner Foundation Event in Phoenix, Arizona, 2019
Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, California
Congregation Sons of Israel, Nyack, New York
National Havurah Committee, Hartford, Connecticut
Temple Israel, Greenfield, Massachusetts