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.

Reference # 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