Author: David A Cooper
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8179924033
Here is an insider’s look at a spectrum of mystical traditions-by someone who is remarkably fluent in the language of each. Three Gates to Meditation Practice chronicles more than fifteen yeas in the spiritual journey of post-denominational rabbi David A Cooper and his wife, Shoshana-years that led the Coopers everywhere from a secluded mountain hut in New Mexico to the Sinai desert, from chanting Sufi dhikr and meditating with Buddhist masters to studying Kabbalah and esoteric Judaism in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Coopers’ story is an intimae account of what intensive spiritual practice is like, with an ultimate message that is supremely inspiring: The spiritual path is completely within our reach, whoever we are, whatever we do, as long as we are willing to try.
What this book does is se through the superficial question of What path are you following? To reveal the crucial one, which is What is the purpose of your spiritual practice?
-Sylvia Boorstein, author of It’s Easier Than You Think
Three Gates to Meditation Practice can help you find a map for your own vision quest. It points to the higher possibilities that allow East and West to live in one heart in the sacred Presence.
-Rabbi Zalman M Schachter-Shalomi
A personal inward journey rich in insight into the path of retreat and meditation.
Cooper takes the bold step of allowing the practice of Buddhist Insight Meditation to blend with his practice of Judaism in a manner that enriches both traditions and moves the reader to a greater insight into their shared silence.
Beginning the Spiritual Journey
Knowing by Not-Knowing
Founding a Sufi Community
Lucid Dreams and Other Realities
Honeymoon in Jerusalem
Melting into God
The Temple Mount
Cycles of Fate
Mysteries of Life and Death
Now and Forevermore
Life in Jerusalem’s Old City
Being vs Becoming
Giving and Receiving
The Taste of Eternity
Pilgrimage to Mt Sinai
The Summit Retreat
The Inner Mentor
The Rebirth of Jewish Meditation