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Torah of Awakening-The Jewish Path of Presence

  • zazen 2219 Filbert Street San Francisco, CA, 94123 United States (map)

Integral Jewish Meditation with Brian Yosef
Location: ZaZen SF
Sunday Evenings, 8:00 pm:
1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/23
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Donations welcome

Many are surprised to learn that Judaism is a path of spiritual awakening. As one participant said after a workshop, “I’ve been involved with Yoga and Buddhism for years, but in your workshop I got what I needed without having to leave home!”

Brian Yosef brings to life the transformational power of Judaism in a direct and experiential way with Integral Jewish Meditation (IJM). IJM frees you from stress and opens you to wellness, joy and authentic inner peace. It includes Torah learning, chanting (tefilah), focused intention (kavanah), body movement, and silent present moment awareness. 

Everyone is welcome to sample Brian Yosef’s teaching in advance by downloading free meditation recordings at

Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks is a Jewish spiritual teacher and musician. He teaches courses and retreats on the transformative practices of Judaism through music and meditation ( He also serves as clergy and music director at Chochmat HaLev synagogue in Berkeley, California. He received s'micha (ordination) as Minister of Sacred Music from Reb Zalman Schachter Shalomi z"l (Reverend/Menatzeiakh- 2013), Spiritual Teacher from Rabbi SaraLeya Schley and Shaykh Ibrahim Baba Farajaje (2013), certification as a Jewish Meditation Teacher (Moreh L’hitbodedut- Chochmat HaLev, 2004) and holds a Bachelor in Music from the Eastman School of Music (1991).