With his mystical teachings, love for all Jews and deep passion for G-d, the 18th century mystical rabbi known as Reb Yisroel, the Baal Shem Tov unraveled the deep and mystical secrets of the Torah and sparked the souls of the masses at a time when many were at the verge of losing their ferver.<br> <br> Through principals derived from his teachings, Maayon Yisroel, which translates as "The Wellsprings of Yisroel," aims to follow in the noble tradition of rejuvenating Yiddishkeit by showing how mystical ideas can be applied to modern life. These concepts which until now, have been largely inaccessible to the English-speaking public, have the power to provide the spirituality that Jews today complain is so often lacking in their experience of Judaism, as a mechanical and technical series of laws.<br> Classes in Kabbalah and Chassidic Philosophy<br> <br> The Baal Shem Tov would frequently quote the saying of The Sages "Rachmana Liba Ba'ei" - "G-D seeks the heart." His mission was to reveal the Soul and ignite the heart in every Jew. Through teaching the mysticism of the Torah, often called by the Zohar "Nishmasa D'Oraisa"-"the soul of the Torah", he uncovered the inner strata of the soul. Furthering the mission of the Baal Shem Tov, Maayon Yisroel hosts many classes for men and women, for beginners and advanced students of Jewish Mysticism. In addition, lectures are widely distributed on CD's and through the Internet. In the near future, live streaming video will be available. Construction of a comprehensive library of relevant English and Hebrew texts is underway.<br> Nature and the Soul<br> <br> The early years of the Baal Shem Tov were spent outdoors in the forests, hills, meadows, streams and lakes of the Carpathian Mountains, where he served and connected to G-D enveloped by nature. Time away from the distractions and noise of city life, among the chirping birds and fluttering leaves provides a natural setting that is conducive for meditation in a unique way. Maayon Yisroel works to refresh the spirit and tap into the Soul through learning hikes, camping Shabbatons, backpacking trips and other nature excursions.<br> Music is the Pen of the Soul<br> <br> Chassidic Philosophy teaches that music has the power to connect to places that are beyond words. The Baal Shem Tov utilized song and music as an integral part of serving G-D. Many beautiful melodies were composed by the Rebbes and Chassidim. Maayon Yisroel seeks to bring back this tradition by teaching niggunim, and hosting musical events, including concerts, Melave Malkas and kumzitzs' lead by talented singers and musicians.<br> The Next Generation<br> <br> The Baal Shem Tov appreciated the innocence and sincere qualities of children and took a special interest in their care and education. Through singing and stories he nurtured and cultivated their love for G-D and his Torah. We too have the opportunity to provide for our children in a meaningful and profound manner. Maayon Yisroel creates adventurous, soul stimulating programs fusing stories, music, singing and dancing with hiking, camping and fishing, which are designed to facilitate joy and a deep passion for Judaism.<br> Heartfelt Prayer<br> <br> Fervent and passionate prayer were the hallmark of the Baal Shem Tov's Chassidic movement. He taught that prayer is the medium for the soul to bond and cleave to its Maker. Maayon Yisroel's classes, environment and community strive to develop a mystical and heartfelt dimension to prayer. Opening with learning, incorporating song and a respectful pace are staples of Maayon Yisroel's approach to prayer, to ignite the heart and reveal the Soul.
By Rabbi Reuven Wolf / Maayon Yisroel
Paul Washer and Tim Conway sermon jams that testify to Biblical salvation. As well as testimonies, Ask Pastor Tim's and sermons from other powerful preachers that you can use in your evangelism to spread the Gospel to the world. Will you be honest and accept the truths of the Scriptures as preached by faithful men of God like Paul Washer and Tim Conway?
By James Malachi Jennings
FEATURED AS "NEW & NOTEWORTHY" BY APPLE 2013-2014 *** Urban Dharma NC is a new Buddhist center, a community-in-progress in western North Carolina. We are committed to the growing of Dharma, for Dharma to take roots in our lives here in this corner of the world, in this part of North Carolina, on the soil of these Appalachian mountains. Our motto "Changing Minds, Transforming Cities" expresses the vision of living the transformative teachings of the Buddha in a contemporary, urban context where we ground our lives in Dharma. Urban Dharma NC emphasizes integrating rather than compartmentalizing, engaging rather than retreating, communing rather than isolating. *** We believe that Buddhist teachings have much to offer, not only to those who self-identify as Buddhist, but more fundamentally to all who seek to live intentional, compassionate, and balanced lives. And we believe that we can do this best when we have a community that is welcoming open and supportive. *** Introductory topics include: meditation, mindfulness, stress reduction, Tibetan Buddhism, Chinese Buddhism *** Advanced topics include: Vajrayana, the Drikung Kagyu tradition, Chod, Milarepa, Tara, and more. *** Please report any issues with the podcast to email@example.com *** You may visit our website and donate via PayPal to support our work at http://tiny.cc/udncpodcast
By Urban Dharma NC
Dharma Ocean presents compelling talks by Reggie Ray, a unique and dynamic teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Reggie has a special gift for applying the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism to the unique problems, inspirations, and spiritual imperatives of modern people. As spiritual director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, Reggie mentors a worldwide community of practitioners committed to meditation as a path of discovering wakefulness in everyday life. His teaching is marked by humor, insight, and an absolute trust in the relevance of meditation to all aspects of human experience: our relationships and jobs, our dreams and heartbreaks, our fears and aspirations.To find out more about teachings, retreats, community life, and our extensive selection of audio resources for beginner and advanced meditators please visit www.dharmaocean.org.
By Reggie Ray
Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri is a thriving non-denominational church led by Pastor Brian & Peri Zahnd. We are followers of Jesus seeking to be an authentic expression of the kingdom of Jesus in the twenty-first century. Additional sermon audio and other resources are available on our church website.
By Pastor Brian Zahnd
Weekly sermon audio from Triumph Church Sugar Land | Stafford.
By Triumph Church