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Empowered Jewish Living with Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum

Empowered Jewish Living with Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum

By Shlomo Buxbaum
Exploring the depth of Jewish wisdom, the beauty of Jewish life, and how to live a more empowered life.
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Shavuot Part 1: Burn down the spiritual barriers!
In this episode, Rabbi Shlomo discusses the essence of Shavuot. What exactly happened on this day and what is being celebrated or commemorated on this day? The answer may be surprising! Rabbi Shlomo's new book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available for pre-order! Pre-order your copy today!!! 
35:40
May 5, 2021
Lag B'Omer: The birth of Kabbalah and its place within Judaism
In this class Rabbi Shlomo discusses Lag B'Omer and what it is all about. We explore the life of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and how his teachings spread to the world and evolved over the centuries. We speak about the place of Kabbalah in Jewish study and why there has been a movement towards greater Kabbalistic study in recent years.
44:57
April 29, 2021
Sefirat HaOmer & The Mystical Roots of Rabbi Akiva
In this class, Rabbi Shlomo explores why there is sadness mixed in to Sefirat HaOmer, a time which should be purely festive. The class delves into the story of Rabbi Akiva, some of the mystical roots of Akiva and his students, and what are some lessons that we should apply to our own lives during this time of year. 
44:52
April 26, 2021
Plugging into the Energy of the Sefirot during Sefirat HaOmer
In this class, Rabbi Shlomo gives an overview of the Sefirot. What are they? Why do they matter? And why do they connect to the time of year between Passover and Shavuot known as Sefirat HaOmer.  Email Rabbi Shlomo at shlomo@levx.org if you would like the pdf handout or with any questions. 
52:16
April 19, 2021
Reaching out, Reaching in, Reaching Up: The 3 Pillars of Jewish Living
In this class recording, Rabbi Shlomo explores a teaching from the book Pirkei Avot (Ethics from our Forefathers) that discusses the 3 pillars of Judaism. We explore the importance of balancing priorities, the difference between personal growth and trying to change the world, and what it means to be a Jewish influencer. 
35:06
April 14, 2021
Becoming an Enlightened Jewish Warrior with Dov Ber Cohen
Having spent six important years living in Asia immersed in Eastern philosophy and tradition, Dov Ber Cohen returned to his Jewish roots and the profound wisdom and insight to be found in the teachings of the great Jewish Sages throughout the generations. After becoming a Rabbi, Dov Ber has continued traveling the world, running programs to aid people in tapping into their greatest potential and guide their own journey through life in an empowered, mindful, and joyous way. He is currently a lecturer in Jerusalem and the author of Mastering Life: A Unique Guidebook to Jewish Enlightenment.  In this conversation we discuss what it means to be an "Enlightened Jewish Warrior", how to find spirituality in Judaism, the difference between Rabbis and Gurus, how to become more happy and calm, and some powerful mindfulness practices.  Some of the resources quoted in the podcast include: Seeing God by David Aaron  Living in the Presence By Benji Epstein You can learn more about Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's classes and coaching on Levx.org or RabbiShlomo.com. Let's connect!
47:49
April 8, 2021
Transform Your Parenting (with Devorah Buxbaum): 5 ideas from the Passover Seder
This is part two of a series that Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah gave for Project Inspire's Mindflex program. In this class, they discuss 5 ideas from the Passover seder that will help take your parenting to the next level and connect deeply with your children. 
45:25
March 25, 2021
Transform Your Marriage (with Devorah Buxbaum): 5 ideas from the Passover story
This is a special pre-Passover class that was given for Project Inspire's Mindflex program. Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah discuss the 5 stages of the Jewish people's exodus from Egypt and how each stage can be used as a lesson to transform our marriages from good to great!
44:59
March 25, 2021
Passover and the 4 Steps to Personal Breakthrough (Part 4)
In this series we are going to show how the four cups correspond to the four stages of the Exodus and how we experience each of these stages in our own life. We explore how Egypt represents the 4 main roots of fear that we enslave us and how the Passover story teaches us how to overcome those fears.
42:17
March 25, 2021
Passover and the 4 Steps to Personal Breakthrough (Part 3)
In this series we are going to show how the four cups correspond to the four stages of the Exodus and how we experience each of these stages in our own life. We explore how Egypt represents the 4 main roots of fear that we enslave us and how the Passover story teaches us how to overcome those fears.
32:01
March 18, 2021
Passover and the 4 Steps to Personal Breakthrough (Part 2)
In this series we are going to show how the four cups correspond to the four stages of the Exodus and how we experience each of these stages in our own life. We explore how Egypt represents the 4 main roots of fear that we enslave us and how the Passover story teaches us how to overcome those fears.
42:25
March 10, 2021
Passover and the 4 Steps to Personal Breakthrough (Part 1)
In this series we are going to show how the four cups correspond to the four stages of the Exodus and how we experience each of these stages in our own life. We explore how Egypt represents the 4 main roots of fear that we enslave us and how the Passover story teaches us how to overcome those fears.
33:18
March 10, 2021
The Three Happiness Practices (with Devorah Buxbaum)
In honor of Purim 2021, Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Buxbaum take you through the 3 practices that will help you live in a constant state of deep happiness!
37:43
March 3, 2021
Three Agreements for a Masterpiece Marriage (with Devorah Buxbaum)
This is a talk that Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah gave for My Gift of Mikvah. They share three powerful lessons in maintaining and reawakening the freshness and renewal in your marriage.
42:58
March 3, 2021
Purim (Part 3): How to fully experience the power of Purim
In this class, Rabbi Buxbaum explains the deeper meaning behind the four Purim traditions and why the Book of Esther is the grand finale of the Torah. 
41:17
February 24, 2021
Purim (Part 2): Queen Esther's Hidden Mission
In this class, Rabbi Shlomo explores the background story of Queen Esther. What was the flaw of the Jewish people that they became vulnerable to Haman's decree and why was Esther the best person for the role of heroine of the story? Plus, the deep connection between Eve in the Garden and Esther in the Purim story. 
40:14
February 17, 2021
The Key to Happiness and the Power of Presence
In honor of the Jewish month of Adar, Rabbi Shlomo discusses joy and happiness and how they are rooted in one's ability to be completely present in whatever activity they are doing. 
35:33
February 16, 2021
Poetry of Prayer (Part 6): The Amidah and God's Attributes
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
40:01
February 9, 2021
Purim (Part 1): The Doubt before the Breakthrough
In this series, Rabbi Buxbaum explores the deeper aspects of Purim and the Book of Esther and how it connects to the struggles in our life to achieve clarity, joy, and spiritual connection.
41:25
February 4, 2021
Poetry of Prayer (Part 5): Count your blessings and make your blessings count
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
40:35
February 2, 2021
The Deep Roots of Tu B'Shvat and What To Learn From It
Rabbi Buxbaum explores some of the Kabbalistic ideas behind Tu B'Shevat and what we can learn from this mystical day.  
49:22
January 27, 2021
Poetry of Prayer (Part 4): Ancient Text or Freestyle from the Heart?
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
32:08
January 14, 2021
Poetry of Prayer (Part 3): Every Word Matters
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
36:05
January 7, 2021
Poetry of Prayer (Part 2): Belief and the Law of Attraction
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
38:50
December 29, 2020
Poetry of Prayer (Part 1): Defining Prayer
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
34:54
December 29, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 6
How the Hebrew letters tell the story of the creation of the universe, the hiddenness and revelation of God in creation, and our journey through life.
47:19
November 26, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 5
How the Hebrew letters tell the story of the creation of the universe, the hiddenness and revelation of God in creation, and our journey through life.
45:47
November 19, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 4
How the Hebrew letters tell the story of the creation of the universe, the hiddenness and revelation of God in creation, and our journey through life. (First 7 minutes are Q & A about free will and Divine providence.)
44:09
November 13, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 3
How the Hebrew letters tell the story of the creation of the universe, as well as the hiddenness and revelation of God in creation.
45:56
November 5, 2020
How Shabbat Traditions Transform us (with Devorah Buxbaum)
Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Buxbaum speak about how through the traditions of Shabbat we develop a mindset that help us overcome much of the stress, anxiety and turmoil that exists in our heads.
44:27
November 3, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 2
How the Hebrew letters tell the story of the creation of the universe and the hiddenness of God in creation. 
46:54
October 29, 2020
Adam & Eve: Lessons in Getting High and Feeling Low
What the story of Adam and Eve teach us about human consciousness, the desire for spiritual experiences and the need for human struggle. Learning how to accept ourselves even when we are feeling low.
29:04
October 26, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 1
Kabbalah considers the Hebrew Alphabet to be the building blocks of reality. It is with these letters that Creation became reality and it is through the use of these letters in our prayers, blessings and meditations that we can awaken the spiritual force inside of us. Much of Kabbalistic thought revolves analyzing the words of the Torah based on the letters that they contain. Join Rabbi Buxbaum to explore how the letters become the spiritual DNA of our universe and in the process, learn more about ourselves and our world. No previous Hebrew knowledge is necessary.
46:13
October 25, 2020
Jewish Meditation Techniques (Part 2)
In this class we explore meditation techniques from the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and other Chassidic masters involvoing using verses and phrases as mantras as well as swaying and movement. 
25:35
June 10, 2020
Jewish Meditation Techniques (Part 1)
Exploring a classic Jewish meditation technique to quiet one's mind and enter into a more spiritual inner state. 
29:30
June 3, 2020
Shavuot Customs and the Kabbalah of Dairy
A deeper look in to the four customs of Shavuot and the hidden message of milk.
34:25
May 28, 2020
Standing at Sinai: How to Have a Spiritual Experience
What exactly did the Jewish people experience at Sinai and how can we get it back? Why we feel inspired sometimes but not others. 
39:06
May 21, 2020
Intro to Kabbalah: Sefirot and The "Image" of God
What does it mean that man is created in the image of God? In this episode we explore the concept of the image of God and introduce the concept of Sefirot, a central theme in Kabbalah. 
38:26
May 14, 2020