Three Steps To Enlightenment

Sometimes people ask me about the phrase, Refuah Tikun Chai. Is it just a general label, a way to bring all the RTC techniques together under one roof?  Do the meanings of the three words — heal, repair, live — refer to the methods of RTC or to its goals?  Can the...

Is Meditation Meaningless?

I have a new student who is a bit of a meditation junkie. He tried transcendental meditation for a while.  Then he got into Zen.  Then he was into Tibetan meditation. When he came across Refuah Tikun Chai, he must’ve been happy as a puppy.  A new toy! ...

“Cellf” Awareness

It’s one of the core beliefs of RTC that the mind can influence the body even down to the cellular level.  Yet when I make that assertion, sometimes people are skeptical.  I suppose they imagine I’m saying that you can give a direct order to one particular cell and...

A “Second” Chance

The end of the year is a common time for reflection. Looking back on the past 12 months, did we accomplish the goals we set for ourselves in January? How did we face the challenges which presented themselves before us? What would we have done differently? What have we...

Mind Your Muscles!

The mind and body are one. Every day scientists add to the body of data supporting this principle.The Journal of Neurophysiology recently published a study from Ohio University which showed that participants who thought about exercising immobilized muscles in a cast...

The RTC Diet?

A friend (and fan) of RTC noticed that I sometimes cite studies of nutrition on my posts.  Do I recommend any particular kinds of foods over others, he asked — in fact, is there a specific RTC Diet which I recommend that people follow? Yes and no.  Or maybe I should...

Meditation In An Age Of Terror

Days ago there was news of yet another terrorist incident in Jerusalem.  Two arab terrorists entered an synagogue armed with pistols and axes and began killing those inside.  Within a few horrific minutes, besides the many wounded, three American-Israeli, and one...

A Blessing from the Heart

I am a Kohen, a direct descendant of Aaron the High Priest, brother of Moses. Every day in the morning prayer service in synagogue, the Kohanim get up and bless the congregation. In the synagogue I attend, for the past 6 years there has been an elderly...

You Don’t Have to Choose

You Don’t Have to Choose How do you balance spirituality with the mundane? Do you even need to? Can you view your entire existence through your enhanced spiritual eyes and make the mundane spiritual, while still achieving inner harmony and balance? RTC is all about...