DAAT ELYON

The Center for Spiritual Training

Life of Service
November 7, 2019

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…
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Meditation and Prayer
October 31, 2019

The Path of Silence and the Path of Words

“In silence one can contemplate the greatness of God and bind oneself to God more than one can bind oneself through speech.” - The Baal Shem Tov There is a spiritual…
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Meditation and Prayer
October 25, 2019

Spiritual Companionship

“I find it hard to describe the joy that we experienced in those days… "Day after day, as though overpowered by a strange, spiritual fervour, we kept on doing our…
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Holydays
October 18, 2019

Stay with God: Shemini Atzeret

“On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly: you shall do no work of labor.” - Numbers 29:35 Shemini Atzeret – the solemn assembly of the eighth day of…
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Holydays
October 11, 2019

Sukkot: A Shelter of Faith

In the Kabbalah, the sukkah is called tzilah demehemnutah – the shelter of faith. In the Talmud, we are told that the sukkah is symbolic of the clouds of glory…
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Holydays
October 3, 2019

Yom Kippur: A Day of Truth

“The seal of God is truth.” – Tractate Shabbat 55a "Truthfulness is the first pillar in the Temple of God-realization. Truth is the gateway to the Kingdom of God." – Swami Sivananda…
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Holydays
September 27, 2019

Birth of a New Year

The New Year is a time of new beginnings. Rosh Hashanah is a time to reflect and prepare. The literal meaning of the Hebrew word “rosh” is head, and the…
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Self-Transformation
September 20, 2019

Teshuvah III: Want Nothing for the Lower Self

“While I had heard and read about selflessness, purity, and goodness, and while I thought I knew people who exemplified those golden qualities, actually I had not the faintest idea…
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Self-Transformation
September 13, 2019

Teshuvah II: The Path of Return

Each day, there is a bat kol, a heavenly voice, which calls out from Mount Sinai: “Return O faithless children” (Jer. 3:14) - Tractate Hagigah 15A The Hasidic Master, Yisrael…
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Self-Transformation
September 6, 2019

Teshuvah – Return

Most of us live a fragmented existence. We are pulled in many directions at once. Our days have no clear purpose or direction. Our activities do not reflect who we…
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