Rabbi Tom Heyn - Bringing to Light Judaism's Contemplative Tradition
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Thursday, July 19, 2018



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Music helps break down social and religious barriers, fostering a spiritual humanism that embraces and nurtures all beings and all states of consciousness from the mundane to the sublime.

People often say they feel "blissed out" after listening to contemplative music. Justin Greer, 25, a massage therapist from Lee, Massachusetts,  says, “I get so joyful…really blissfully happy, because it changes something. It opens me up. I think there is something inherently hypnotic about sharing voice and breath and movement if we happen to be dancing. I think it breeds a sense of connection."  Greer adds, "It’s like praying together.”

Many Jewish musicians who specialize in contemplative music follow Hindu traditions (Jai Uttal and Mike Cohen) and a few have skillfully integrated Hindu and Jewish traditions (Kirtan Rabbi.)  But no one does contemplative music like Rabbi Tom.

LISTEN TO A FEW SAMPLES LIKE "I AM" OR "BOUNDLESS"

CHECK OUT HIS DEMO CD
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WHAT IS CONTEMPLATIVE MUSIC?

Rabbi Tom's music reflects diverse cultural and musical influences, drawing primarily from traditions in which spiritual love and ecstacy finds its expression in music.  Such soulful expressions are found in Hindu bhajans, Sufi qawwalis, and Jewish piyyutim.

Fixed melodies, the repetition of sacred words and phrases, and a frequent call-response style of singing are all conducive to deeply meditative states. Even beginners find that this music has tremendous stress-relieving qualities.

CHECK OUT RABBI TOM'S MUSIC SAMPLES, LYRICS,ETC



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