David Cooper is an author, lecturer, teacher, and meditation guide. In earlier years he was a successful businessman, a student of both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, a sailor, and a world traveler. He and his wife Shoshana lived in the Old City of Jerusalem for eight years. They currently reside in the small town of Crestone, Colorado, a center for many contemplative traditions.
The Coopers have been leaders in the growing popularity of Jewish Meditation. They have also both been speakers and teachers at many conferences that took place in the 1990s on Jewish Meditation. They have taught at the Jewish Renewal Kallah for the past twelve years. They have guided programs for advanced meditators at the Jewish Retreat Center, Elat Chayyim, in upstate New York. They have taught together at Omega Institute in New York, Mt. Madonna in California, the Open Center in New York City, Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley, and Yesod in Colorado, as well as in Holland, Germany, Israel, and Poland.
Rabbi Cooper has been the keynote speaker at a half-dozen conventions on meditation, and he has taught dozens of courses in both meditation and Kabbalah. He has taught in 40 states at over 200 venues. Cooper has been interviewed on nationwide radio, NPR, as well as TV.
- Insights into Kabbalah
- Keen overview of world's religions
- Meditation and retreat practices