Spiritual Life For Purpose

Spirituality and religion are an essential part of all of us. They are waiting for us to be awakened and unleashed to its transformative human potential.

I have devoted my PhD and entire academic career to understanding how religious, spiritual thought and experience transform people's life and change history.

I have studied with some of the greatest religion specialists in both United States and European universities. I have also learned from a vast range of spiritual teachers in Judaism and Catholicism, where I hold ordination.

It is now my honor to share my insights and knowledge with you. Discover my philosophy, my story, and how I can help you!

Dr. Boaz is a religious guide and spiritual director for Christians, Catholics searching for God and faith
I am rooted in two spiritual traditions: Judaism and Catholicism. I live and share them from an open, interspiritual approach.

MY STORY

My spiritual journey is rooted in two traditions: Judaism and Catholicism. I grew up in a religious but heterodox environment, with both Christian and Græco-Roman education. Vergil’s Æneid and the Bible were important spiritual references in my upbringing.

Through my Swiss Jewish American stepfather, I was introduced to Judaism and his incredible heritage. Yet, during my early twenties, I became closer to Catholicism to the point of becoming clergy.

My Catholic years coincided with the preparation of my PhD in Paris. During this time, I learned not only from top French scholars in religion, but also from renowned Catholic leaders. Mons. Agostinho da Costa Borges or Cardinal Jorge María Mejía, to name a few, have been my spiritual masters. Through monastic retreats all over Europe and America, I became enamored with liturgy and the Lectio Divina meditation.

Even though I have been ordained Catholic priest, my stepfather’s dual Jewish-Catholic identity brought me to Judaism—and to great American and Israeli rabbis as my teachers. Without never abandoning some spiritual teachings and practices I received from my religious tradition and masters, I decided to have a Jewish conversion. In my traditional understanding of religion, I chose Orthodox Judaism.

Today I cultivate and preserve everything I have gathered from my two religious traditions—like a syncretic treasure in life. For example, for the last ten years I have continued to meditate using the Lectio Divina meditation.

Spiritual awakening and growth is a permanent quest of the soul. My open, syncretic, interspiritual and heterodox spiritual traditions and perspectives create a unique framework for spiritual knowledge and enlightenment. I admire and I respect them. I learn from them. I heal through them. I add every experience and teaching that they give me to my life treasure. This is the treasure that I want to share with you.

MY STORY

My spiritual journey is rooted in two traditions: Judaism and Catholicism. I grew up in a religious but heterodox environment, with both Christian and Græco-Roman education. Vergil’s Æneid and the Bible were important spiritual references in my upbringing.

Through my Swiss Jewish American stepfather, I was introduced to Judaism and his incredible heritage. Yet, during my early twenties, I became closer to Catholicism to the point of becoming clergy.

My Catholic years coincided with the preparation of my PhD in Paris. During this time, I learned not only from top French scholars in religion, but also from renowned Catholic leaders. Mons. Agostinho da Costa Borges or Cardinal Jorge María Mejía, to name a few, have been my spiritual masters. Through monastic retreats all over Europe and America, I became enamored with liturgy and the Lectio Divina meditation.

Dr. Boaz is a religious guide and spiritual director for Christians, Catholics searching for God and faith

Even though I have been ordained Catholic priest, my stepfather’s dual Jewish-Catholic identity brought me to Judaism—and to great American and Israeli rabbis as my teachers. Without never abandoning some spiritual teachings and practices I received from my religious tradition and masters, I decided to have a Jewish conversion. In my traditional understanding of religion, I chose Orthodox Judaism.

Today I cultivate and preserve everything I have gathered from my two religious traditions—like a syncretic treasure in life. For example, for the last ten years I have continued to meditate using the Lectio Divina meditation.

Spiritual awakening and growth is a permanent quest of the soul. My open, syncretic, interspiritual and heterodox spiritual traditions and perspectives create a unique framework for spiritual knowledge and enlightenment. I admire and I respect them. I learn from them. I heal through them. I add every experience and teaching that they give me to my life treasure. This is the treasure that I want to share with you.

MISSION

My main goal is to guide and help you in exploring the spiritual traditions I master, as well as healing spiritual issues with your religious identity or background. We will explore together. We will work together. I will share every teaching, resource and advice with you. It is a serious and rigorous self-introspection for life and spiritual purpose. Christians—especially Catholics—have a name for this: call and discernment.

As a spiritual director, I will always be with you for every question, every doubt, every crossroad. I will always respect what you decide. A guide cannot impose a burden of the yoke, but foster the valley of vision where your spiritual purpose and fullness awaits.

Religion and spirituality are powerful and essential human ideas. They can be used to oppress and harm people, but they can also be liberating and enlightening. As part of my mission, I want to educate how spiritual and religious ideas can be used for mindfulness, the greater common good, as well as personal improvement and human growth. My offerings, videos and writings seek to fulfill this goal. Check out my Youtube channel and my Medium articles to learn more on how spirituality and religion can help to heal and find purpose in your life!