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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Books

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.

Lag Ba’Omer

Bar Yochai! With oil of sacred anointment
were you anointed from the holy measure
You bore the headplate, a crown of holiness,
bound upon your head is your glory¦

Bar Yochai! In a goodly dwelling did you settle
on the day you ran, the day you fled,
In rocky caves where you stopped –
there you acquired your glory and your strength¦

Bar Yochai! Fortunate is she who bore you,
fortunate is the people that learns from you,
And fortunate are those who can plumb your mystery,
garbed in the priestly breastplate
and Your Ineffable Name.[1]

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  1. Zemirot L’Shabbat, ArtScroll Mesorah Series.↵

The Secret of Work

“Whatever you do, concentrate your whole mind on that. This is the secret of work.” - Swami Vivekananda [1]

If we want to become wealthy, then we need to put all our efforts toward the amassing and control of money. If we want to become a tennis star, we need to study with professional teachers and practice for long hours every day over many years. If we want to become an accomplished musician, it will require long hours of practice and total immersion in the world of music. If we want to know God, we need to focus all of our heart and mind on the spiritual life and make God the centerpoint of our existence.

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  1. A Guide to spiritual life: Spiritual Teachings of Swami Brahmananda, translated by Swami Chetanananda↵

Spiritual Optimism III: Spiritual Optimism and Israel

Optimism is an intrinsic part of the Jewish tradition. This optimism has upheld us amid countless sufferings and ordeals. This optimism has carried us through two thousand years of exile.

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