About Daat Elyon

Daat Elyon is an online center for the study of spiritual wisdom and the practice of contemplative techniques. Daat Elyon is a community of spiritual seekers connected by seminars (webinars), weekly teachings and online interaction. Read more…

Rabbi Yoel Glick

Rabbi Yoel Glick is a teacher of Jewish meditation and spiritual wisdom who has been teaching and guiding seekers on the path for over twenty years. He has taught in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Asia and Europe to audiences of all denominations.

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Weekly Teachings

The weekly teachings guide the readers in using the wisdom and rituals of Judaism as a spiritual path that leads to God knowledge. The teachings are both solidly anchored in the Jewish tradition and fully universal in their vision.

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Online Seminars

Join us for a unique series of seminars that offer a profound and expansive understanding of the nature and workings of the spiritual realm.The seminars combine the study of spiritual wisdom with the practice of meditation.

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In his ground-breaking books, Rabbi Yoel lays out a path for seekers to the higher knowledge of daat elyon. His unique approach incorporates teaching from the Rabbis, Hasidic Masters and the Kabbalah with wisdom from the mystical traditions of other faiths.

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Thought of the Day

The yearning for God is as old as humanity itself. We have been seeking the Divine Presence ever since we awoke into conscious awareness.

Weekly Teachings

Every Friday a teaching is posted on the site as a subject for study and contemplation during the coming week. Here are the three most recent teachings. To find additional teachings visit the Weekly Teaching Archive.

Spiritual Openness

One of the essential qualities in the spiritual life is openness. It is a quality that expresses itself in all aspects of our life.

Spiritual openness begins with an open mind – a willingness to investigate new ideas and consider alternative ways of thinking and living. Where there is an absence of dogmatism, our minds can run free and explore new horizons. This is what enables us to grow and evolve. Openness lies at the basis of all human progress. Read more…

Service of Love

When we are children, our heart is open and easily loves others. As we grow older, however, personality flaws arise to close off our heart, and the difficulties of life knock this natural love out of us. The spiritual life is about opening our heart once again. It is about rediscovering this pure, guileless love. Read more…

Angle of Vision

In 1974, I stopped by Calcutta to say goodbye to Dipa Ma [a modern Buddhist teacher]. I told her, “I’m going back to America for a short time to get my health together, to get some more money, and then I’ll be back.”

She shook her head and asserted, “No, when you go back to America you’ll be teaching meditation with Joseph [Goldstein].

I said: “No, I won’t,” and she said, “Yes, you will,” and I said, “No, I won’t.”

Finally, she just looked me in the eye and declared, “You can do anything you want to do. It’s only your thought that you can’t do it that’s holding you back.” She added, “You should teach because you really understand suffering.” – Sharon Salzberg [1]

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  1. Amy Schmidt, Dipa Ma, The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master, p. 57-8