Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kabbalah Day at the Manhattan JCC

The Annual Day of Kabbalah is coming up in January at the JCC in Manhattan.  This years theme is

For the Sake of the Unification of the Holy One, Blessed Be He, and the Shekhina

It's a fantastic event, combining academic excellence and spiritual vitality.  I loved it the last time I participated, found myself engaged in compelling discussions throughout the day, and made some great friends.

This year, I'll be speaking twice.

1. Extrinsic Motivation - A Means to Internal Success, Meaning and Eternal Joy

Our common perception is that internal motivation is the most potent driving force for success.  In this lecture we'll look at how focusing on the union of The Holy Blessed One and His Shechina has the power to transform our lives and the world at large.  Along the way we'll discover where intrinsic and extrinsic motivation merge and that counter-intuitively, making "Unification" our primary aim brings us the inner life we most deeply desire.  Understanding Leshem Yichud allows for a motivation breakthrough that transforms the way we live our lives.

   2. Clean - The Power of One to Break Addiction

Addiction is love and fear in their purest state dressed up in something else.  By focusing on Leshem Yichud as a meditation, we can undress ourselves of our addictions and re-access the inner core of holy and healthy love and respect.

I'm one of SIX speakers.  You'll also get to hear David Solomon, Naftali Citron, Avraham Sutton, Nathaniel Berman and Bezalel Naor.

Thanks Mark Pearlman of Sinai Live, Naftali Citron of The Carlebach Shul, Susie Kessler of the JCC and The Jewish Week for putting this together.  It's a privilege and pleasure to work with you.

I hope you can join us.

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