Dr. Boaz | NY Spiritual Director

About The Teacher

Dr. Boaz Vilallonga, Ph.D. is a spiritual coach and religious scholar who believes in the human potential of spirituality.

Currently a research scholar at Columbia University, he has devoted many years of his life to the study and understanding of the spiritual man in top higher educational institutions in France and the United States.

Equipped with a rich, transformative spiritual journey, Dr. Boaz has studied, learned and lived with some of the best spiritual masters of our time accross religious denominations.

Discover what Dr. Boaz can offer you in your spiritual quest and journey, from individual sessions to mindfulness programs for the workplace.

Private Spiritual Direction

Using Dr. Boaz’s spiritual direction method, you will have full freedom to express your spiritual and religious doubts. You will be exploring with Dr. Boaz how to fulfill your spiritual quest. The journey can range from a conversion into an established religion to learning how to meditate or creating your own spiritual system. Dr. Boaz will guide you at all times and will provide you with the appropriate knowledge and experience during the private sessions.

Dr. Boaz is proficient in:

Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism (Lutheranism, Calvinism), Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Christian GnosticismAll branches of Judaism, including Jewish mysticism and KabbalahDifferent streams of Hinduism, especially Advaita VedantaMindfulness, Lectio Divina and Vedic meditation, YogaRoman and Greek Paganism as well as SyncretismEsoteric teachings, including Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy, AnthroposophyStoic, Epicurean, Platonic, Pythagorean, Nietzschean philosophiesDeism, Spinoza’s Pantheism, the old-fashioned French revolutionary Reason worship

Schola Study Group

A study group led by Dr. Boaz meets periodically to learn about the main tenets of Syncretism and how to adopt a syncretic spiritual practice. Syncretism is ancient spiritual and philosophical system that stands for recombination of spiritual ideas that generate new ways of understanding of ourselves, the divine and our cosmic, unity consciousness. The study group meets according to its level. Contact Dr. Boaz if you are interested in joining.


With a successful academic career, Dr. Boaz is a resourceful speaker with the rigor of the scholar and great passion. Over the years, Dr. Boaz has lectured in France, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States, bringing complex ideas with clarity and coherence. Inquire with Dr. Boaz for his current available lectures.


Dr. Boaz has created several programs and courses for individuals and groups interested in having an intense proficient spiritual knowledge and practice. At this moment, Dr. Boaz offers HaDerech Judaism Course™, an ongoing course for people seeking a deep and comprehensive understanding of Jewish theory and practice. He also has the Lectio Divina Meditation Course, in which he teaches how to meditate using this ancient Western meditation technique born in Greek philosophy and preserved in European monasteries for centuries. Dr. Boaz is currently developing a course on Catholic mysticism.

In the workplace

In his mission to help people, Dr. Boaz has created a program tailored to workplace needs: Spirituality for Business™. Based upon ancient Greek philosophy, Stoicism, the program combines unique mindfulness exercises with meditation in order to alleviate anxiety and stress, and improve job satisfaction and productivity. The Spirituality for Business™ program is the best way to create well-grounded, balanced, successful leadership in the spirit of a Stoic tradition of great leaders.

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