Tanya Tools

Tanya helps us be ‘laborers,’ people that proactively work on their relationship with Hashem and their own spiritual development.  The goal of the Tanya Tools recordings is to facilitate this by focusing on a conceptual point and elaborating on its practical application for our personal growth. Each recording is one minute or less, to give people today, always on the run, a tidbit of a thought, which they can put a lifetime of work into.


For live classes call 563-999-2090 access code # 739136

For playback call 563-999-2099 same access code # 739136

Below is the list of recorded classes that can be accessed anytime by putting in the class’s reference number when prompted. If no number is selected, the default will be the most current class. Whenever a class is recorded twice, listen to the second recording. The first had some technical issue which necessitated it being recorded twice.

  • Ref # 2 – 4/10/16 – 1st class – in our space of bitul our g-dly voice is heard
  • Ref #3 – 4/12/16 – 2nd class – make bitul practical
  • Ref #4 – 4/14/16 – 3rd class – fill your head with the thoughts of Hashem’s presence
  • Ref #5 – 4/17/16 – 4th class – You are a benoni. View yourself as such
  • Ref #6 – 4/19/16 – 5th class – I am huge, my powers are truly the powers of Hashem Himself
  • Ref #7 – 4/21/16 – 6th class – challenges are sign posts of the growth you require
  • Ref #8 – 4/24/16 – 7th class – Innate in me is the ability to give my entire self to Hashem
  • Ref #9 – 4/26/16 – 8th class – why does it have to be so hard?
  • Ref #10 – 5/1/16 – 9th class –the gain in not viewing myself as a tzadik
  • Ref #11 – 5/3/16 – 10th class – If my worth is determined by people, I am losing my true worth determined by Hashem
  • Ref #12 – 5/5/16 – 11th class – Sometimes there is an advantage in going through a lowering experience
  • Ref #13 – 5/8/16 – 12th class – no matter my actions, my I is always holy
  • Ref #14 – 5/10/16 – 13th class – every Jew has the innate ability to be altruistic
  • Ref #15 – 5/12/16 – 14th class –  I am a walking piece of Hashem’s essence.
  • Ref #16 – 5/15/16 – 15th class – I am G-d’s child
  • Ref #17 – 5/17/16 – 16th class –  Am I being led by my mind or heart?
  • Ref #18 – 5/19/16 – 17th class – think the thoughts that will elicit the specific emotional response
  • Ref #19 – 5/22/16 – 18th class – the more I create true love, the more I desire Hashem
  • Ref #20 – 5/24/16 – 19th class – fear is a positive and healthy emotion, coming from a negation of self in the presence of Hashem’s greatness
  • Ref #22 – 5/26/16 – 20th class – look at developing an emotional relationship with Hashem as relevant
  • Ref #23 – 5/29/16 – 21th class – there is such an intuitive relationship between a Jew and Torah
  • Ref #24 – 5/31/16 – 22nd class – the only food – is Torah
  • Ref #25 – 6/2/16 – 23rd class – lishma
  • Ref #26 – 6/5/16 – 24th class – The intense waves of negative emotion are all expressions of the animal at loose.
  • Ref #27 – 6/7/16 – 25th class – Everything is either g-dly or ‘other.’
  • Ref #28 – 6/9/16 – 26th class – working with the permissible to serve Hashem
  • Ref #29 – 6/14/16 – 27th class – I energize myself with kedusha.
  • Ref #30 – 6/16/16 – 28th class – “asur” forbidden is asur – tied – tied to klipa
  • Ref #31 – 6/17/16 -28th class – “asur” forbidden is asur – tied – tied to klipa
  • Ref #32 – 6/19/16 – 29th class –  I have the ability to keep my indulgences in check
  • Ref #33 – 6/21/16 – 30th class – my joy in serving expresses the depths of my appreciation for the mitzva
  • Ref #34 – 6/23/16 – 31st class – Why do I keep flipflopping?
  • Ref #35 – 6/26/16 – 32nd class – desiring Hashem
  • Ref #36 – 6/28/16 – 33rd class – I am responsible for my thoughts
  • Ref #37  – 6/30/16 –34th class – live as a benoni
  • Ref #38 – 6/30/16 – 34th class – live as a benoni
  • Ref #39 – 7/3/16 – 35th class – shema with love is a powerful tool for the daily battles
  • Ref #40 – 7/5/16 – 36th class – mind controls heart
  • Ref #41 – 7/7/16 – 37th class – Light dispels darkness
  • Ref #43 – 7/10/16 – 38th class – accessing chochma of neshama
  • Ref #44 – 7/12/16 – 39th class – controlling your thoughts
  • Ref #45 – 7/14/16 – 40th class – Hashem helps, turn to Him
  • Ref #46 – 7/17/16 – 41 class –emes in Avoda
  • Ref #47 – 7/19/16 – 42 class – changing the energy of your day
  • Ref #48 – 7/21/16 – 43 class – We are the oveid
  • Ref #49 – 7/24/16 – 44 class – love, our natural state
  • Ref #50 – 7/26/16 – 45 class – struggle and stretch
  • Ref #51 – 7/28/16 – 46 class – be what you want to be
  • Ref #52 – 7/31/16 – 47 class – break your heart
  • Ref # 54 – 8/2/16 – 48 class – Hashem, I love You
  • Ref #55 – 8/4/16 – 49 class – being true to G-d in me
  • Ref #56 – 8/7/16 – 50 class – I can’t escape Hashem within me
  • Ref #57 – 8/9/16 – 51 class –creation is Divine speech, Hashem revealing Himself to us
  • Ref #58 – 8/12/16 – 52 class – concealments are Hashem.
  • Ref #59 – 8/14/16 – 53 class – Creation is G-dly speech
  • Ref #60 – 8/16/16 – 54 class- only Hashem runs the world
  • Ref #61 = 8/18/16 – 55 class – my religion is a relationship
  • Ref #62 – 8/21/16 – 56 class – I do care and it is significant
  • Ref #63 – 8/23/16 – 57 class – Hashem’s only child
  • Ref #64 – 8/25/16 – 58 class – serve with vigor
  • Ref #65 – 8/28/16 – 59 class — G-d is found in  joyous, animated vitality
  • Ref #66 – 8/30/16 – 60 class – remove sadness
  • Ref #67 – 9/1/16 – 61 class – G-d treasures struggles
  • Ref #68 – 9/4/16 – 62 class – temptation as a sign you are working well
  • Ref #69 – 9/6/16 – 63 class – disloyal
  • Ref #70 – 9/8/16 – 64 class – judge favorably
  • Ref #71 – 9/11/16 – 65 class – mind over heart
  • Ref #72 – 9/13/16 – 66 class –love every Jew
  • Ref #73 – 9/15/16 – 67 class – love and compassion
  • Ref #74 – 9/18/16 – 68 class – loving Jews is the entire Torah
  • Ref #75 – 9/20/16 – 69 class – the preciousness of every soul
  • Ref #76 – 9/22/16 – 70 class – don’t hate, love
  • Ref #77 – 9/25/16 – 71 class – ahavas yisroel – your gift to Hashem
  • Ref #78 – 9/27/16 – 72 class – do an act for Hashem
  • Ref #79 – 9/29/16 – 73 class – Moshiach
  • Ref #80 – 10/6/16 – 74 class – the upward movement of life
  • Ref #83 – 10/9/16 – 75 class – master of the world
  • Ref #85 – 10/13/16 – 76 class – wings
  • Ref #86 – 10/18/16 – 77 class – for me the world was created
  • Ref #87 – 10/20/16 – 78 class – my treasures
  • Ref #88 – 10/25/16  – 79 class – compassion
  • Ref #90 – 10/27/16 – 80 class – exercising compassion
  • Ref #92 – 10/30/16 – 81 class – accept G-d’s Oneness
  • Ref #93 – 11/1/16 – 82 class – shema
  • Ref #94 – 11/3/16 – 83 class – Torah
  • Ref #95 – 11/6/16 – 84 class – G-dly sacrifice
  • Ref #96 – 11/8/16 – 85 class – ignite your fire
  • Ref #99 – 11/10/16 – 86 class – energize the world
  • Ref #100 – 11/13/16 – 87 class – the power of learning
  • Ref #101- 11/15/16 – 88 class – selfless service
  • Ref #102 – 11/17/16 – 89 class – temptations
  • Ref #103 – 11/20/16 – 90 class – do your part and trust G-d
  • Ref #106 – 11/22/16 – 91 class – all existence is G-d
  • Ref #109 – 11/24/16 – 92 class – it’s all Him
  • Ref #114 – 11/27/16 – 93 class – desires
  • Ref #120 – 11/29/16 – 94 class – love of G-d
  • Ref #122 – 12/1/16 – 95 class – fear
  • Ref #124 – 12/4/16 – 96 class – selfless action selfless love
  • Ref #125 – 12/6/16 – 97 class – Torah
  • Ref #126 – 12/8/16 – 98 class – fear G-d
  • Ref #127 – 12/11/16 – 99 class – Torah and G-d
  • Ref #128 – 12/13/16  – 100 class – giving G-d the animal
  • Ref #130 – 12/15/16 – 101 class – mind/heart
  • Ref #137 – 12/19/16 – 102 class – charity: G-d’s home
  • ref #143 – 12/20/16 – 103 class – things or G-d
  • ref #146 – 12/22/16 – 104 class – hosting G-d
  • ref #148 – 12/25/16 – 105 class – loving G-d like Moses
  • ref #149 – 12/27/16 – 106 class – buried treasures
  • ref #150 – 12/29/16 – 107 class – G-d, the source of life
  • ref #151 – 1/1/17 – 108 class – thirsty
  • ref #153 – 1/3/17 – class 109 – prayer
  • ref #156 – 1/5/17 – class 110 – the meaningful gift
  • ref #158 – 1/8/17 – class 111 – Torah energy
  • ref #159 – 1/10/17 – class 112 – daas integration
  • ref #160 – 1/11/17 – class 113 – fear
  • ref #161 – 1/12/17 – class 114 – capture the moment
  • ref #164 – 1/16/17 – class 115 – abnegation and actions
  • ref #165 -1/17/17 – class 116 –G-d in creation
  • ref #167 1/18/17 – class 117 – vast and constricted
  • ref #168 – 1/19/17 – class 118 –G-d in existence
  • ref #169 – 1/22/17 – class 119 – hugs and kisses
  • ref #170 – 1/24/17 – class 120 – be one with G-d
  • ref #173 – 1/25/17 – class 121 – practical commandments
  • ref 175 – 1/29/17 – class 122 – thought, speech, and deed expressing G-d’s will
  • ref 176 – 1/31/17 – class 123 – all for the sake of the Jew
  • ref 177 – 2/1/17 – class 124 – envision
  • ref 178 -2/2/17- class 125 – to be a benoni
  • ref 184 – 2/5/17 – class 126 – get moving
  • ref 185 – 2/7/17 – class 127 – the saint of Tanya
  • ref 187 – 2/8/17 – class 128 – repentance rewrites history
  • ref 188 – 2/9/17 – class 129 – joy
  • ref 190 – 2/12/17 – class 130 – cling to the saint
  • ref 191 – 2/15/17 – class 131 – the lowest soul and the highest, all one
  • ref 192 – 2/15/17 – class 132 – training the racehorse
  • ref 195 – 2/16/17 = class 133 – learn!
  • Ref 196 – 2/19/17 – class 134 – thought within thought
  • Ref 197 – 2/21/17 – class 135 – uproot negative emotions
  • Ref 203 – 2/22/17 – class 136 – supplant positive emotions
  • Ref 204 – 2/23/17 – class 137 – the magnet of G-ds presence
  • Ref 205 – 2/26/17 – class 138 – the power of soul
  • Ref 210 – 2/28/17 – class 139 – repentence
  • Ref 211 – 3/2/17 – class 140 – the animal soul, G-d’s loyal servant
  • Ref 213 – 3/3/17- class 141 – the animal soul, my friend
  • Ref 216 – 3/5/17 – class 142 – everyone is challenged
  • Ref 217 – 3/7/17 – class 143 – not the process, the product
  • Ref 218 – 3/8/17 – class 144 – mind control
  • Ref 224 – 3/10/17 – class 145 – we can actualize mind control
  • Ref 225 – 3/12/17 – class 146 – limitless belief
  • Ref 229 – 3/14/17 – class 147 – one with G-d
  • Ref 232 – 3/15/17 – class 148 – I am your G-d
  • Ref 233 – 3/16/17 – class 149 – words
  • Ref 235 – 3/19/17 – class 150 – emotion is embedded in all our thoughts of G-d
  • Ref 237 – 3/21/17 – class 151 – commandments, G-ds innermost desire
  • Ref 238 – 3/22/17 – class 152 – shema, daily self-sacrifice for G-d
  • Ref 242 – 3/23/17 – class 153 – unholy holy thoughts
  • Ref 244 – 3/26/17 – class 154 – disloyal to the relationship
  • Ref 245 – 3/28/17 – class 155 – G-d is found where there is joy
  • Ref 247 – 3/29/17 – class 156 – crush evil with its source
  • Ref 248 – 3/30/17 – class 157 – compassion
  • Ref 249 – 4/2/17 – class 158 – joy in G-ds joy
  • Ref 251 – 4/4/17 – class 159 – action
  • Ref 252 – 4/6/17 – class 160 – action expressing G-d’s will through our bodies
  • Ref 253 – 4/7/17 – class 161 – refining the animal
  • Ref 254 – 4/9/17 – class 162 – energy
  • Ref 256 – 4/12/17 – class 163 – to elevate, kosher all the way through
  • Ref 258 – 4/13/17 – class 164 – the rock and the man
  • Ref 259 – 4/18/17 – class 165 – get in touch with yourself
  • Ref 264 – 4/19/17 – class 166 – a divine hug
  • Ref 266 – 4/20/17 – class 167 – compassion
  • Ref 267 – 4/23/17 – class 168 – leave Egypt
  • Ref 269 – 4/25/17 – class 169 – daily movement
  • Ref 270 – 4/26/17 – class 170 – to leave Egypt
  • Ref 272 – 4/27/17 – class 171 – thirsty
  • Ref 274 – 5/1/17 – class 172 – super soul
  • Ref 275 – 5/2/17 – class 173 – a piece of G-d
  • Ref 278 – 5/3/17 – class 174 – an embodiment of G-d
  • Ref 280 – 5/4/17 – class 175 – think and feel
  • Ref 283 – 5/8/17 – class 176 – spy out soul
  • Ref 286 – 5/9/17 – class 177  – if G-d says no…
  • Ref 288 – 5/10/17 – class 178 – pleasure
  • Ref 289- 5/12/17 – class 179 – banishing evil
  • Ref 292 5/14/17 – class 180 – me, the saint
  • Ref 293 5/16/17- class 181 – ‘wicked’
  • Ref 296 5/17/17 – class 182 – efforts
  • Ref 297 5/18/17 – class 183 – working for passion
  • Ref 303 5/21/17 – class 184 – I love G-d
  • Ref 305 5/23/17 – class 185 – G-d is all; all is G-d
  • Ref 309 5/24/17 – class 186 – words, G-d and me
  • Ref 312 5/26/17 – class 187 – perception reality
  • Ref 313 5/28/17 – class 188 – insubstantial darkness
  • Ref 317 6/1/17 – class 189 – cleansing
  • Ref 319 6/4/17 – class 190 – indulgence
  • Ref 320 6/6/17 – class 191 – pleasures
  • Ref 323 6/7/17 – class 192 – crush evil
  • Ref 324 6/8/17 – class 193 – G-d’s gift
  • Ref 327 6/11/17 – class 194 – overcoming temptations
  • Ref 331 6/14/17 – class 195 – become holy
  • Ref 332 6/14/17 – class 196 – a gift to G-d
  • Ref 333 6/15/17 – class 197 – a more precious gift
  • Ref 334 6/18/17 – class 198 – every situation can be a gift to G-d
  • Ref 338 6/20/17 – class 199 – trust G-d
  • Ref 339 6/21/17 – class 200 – struggling
  • Ref 342 6/22/17 – class 201 – 2 souls
  • Ref 343 6/25/17 – class 202 – Torah and a coarsened heart – chapter 29
  • Ref 352 6/27/17 – class 203 – to pray for real – chap 30
  • Ref 355 6/28/17 – class 204 – struggles – chap 30
  • Ref 356 6/29/17 – class 205 –the all watching eye – chap 30