What is the line between Religion and Spiritually? What does it mean to be Spiritual but not Religious? Deepak Chopra says that “all Religion was based on a Spiritual experience,” and if that is part of our evolution, it would explain the work of this week’s guest, Benjamin Shalva.
Ben is Jewish; he’s also a Rabbi; a Yogi; and a singer/songwriter. It’s what he calls “Spiritual Cross-Training.” This is available to each one of us, but only when we pause long enough to look for it. On a quest for enlightenment, Benjamin Shalva journeyed through the wilds of Tibet. Now, using the lessons and techniques gained through years of religious exploration and inward reflection, he offers simple and powerful ways to connect with your spiritual self, whether it be in a place of worship or the yoga studio.
Meet Benjamin Shalva
As a rabbi, writer, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor, Benjamin Shalva leads spiritual cross-training seminars and workshops around the world. He received his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City and his yoga teacher certification from the Yogic Physical Culture Academy in Los Cabos, Mexico. Shalva serves on the faculty of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington and the 6th & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC, leads musical prayer services for Bet Mishpachah in Washington, DC, and spends his summers as the camp rabbi of Tamarack Camps in Michigan. His writings have been published in the Washington Post, Elephant Journal, and Spirituality & Health magazine. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he lives in Reston, Virginia, with his wife and their children.
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