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David Cooper



David A. Cooper (1939–2020) was a rabbi, author, and spiritual leader. He was widely known for his book God Is a Verb, which was a pillar in the foundation of Jewish Mysticism. He taught meditation and meditative practices, often incorporating Buddhism, which landed him the nickname “the Buddhist Rabbi.”

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God Is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism

Since medieval times, the mystical tradition of Kabbalah was restricted to qualified men over forty—because it was believed that only the most mature and pious could grasp its complexity and profound, life-changing implications.

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Silence, Simplicity & Solitude: A Complete Guide to Spiritual Retreat

The ancient mystics looked to spiritual retreat as a way of cleansing the body and healing the soul. In Silence, Simplicity & Solitude, David A.

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The Handbook of Jewish Meditation Practices: A Guide for Enriching the Sabbath and Other Days of Your Life

While broad interest in Jewish meditation is a relatively new phenomenon, meditative practices have been deeply rooted in Judaism for thousands of years. Here, Rabbi David A.

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Beyond Religion - the Rise of a New Spirituality, 2011

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David Cooper, Father of Buju

For nearly 20 years, Rabbi David Cooper has been among the pioneers of Jewish meditation.

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God Is a Verb

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A Heart of Stillness: A Complete Guide to Learning the Art of Meditation

The only complete nonsectarian guide to meditation, A Heart of Stillness is a comprehensive guidebook to its basic principles and practices.

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A Tribute to Rabbi David A. Cooper

Rabbi David A. Cooper's life and teachings validate the search of those who travel along the continuum of world spirituality and Jewish practice.

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Three Gates to Meditation Practices: A Personal Journey into Sufism, Buddhism and Judaism

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 years in the spiritual journey of "post-denominational" Rabbi David A.

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