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Living Spiritual Teachers Project:

Alan Morinis
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

• Founder of the Mussar Institute

• Student and teacher of the practices of the Mussar tradition

• Anthropologist and filmmaker


Alan Morinis is an anthropologist, filmmaker, writer, and student of spiritual traditions. He is an active interpreter of the teachings and practices of the Mussar tradition and regularly gives lectures and workshops. Born and raised in a culturally Jewish but non-observant home, he studied anthropology at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Alan has written books and produced feature films, television dramas and documentaries and has taught at several universities. Although he took a deep journey into Hindu and Buddhist thought and practice, for the past seven years the nearly-lost Jewish spiritual discipline of Mussar has been his passion.


Read For:

• A treasure trove of spiritual practices

• Explications of the practical spiritual tradition of Mussar

• Insights into how to change your behavior and bring out your soul


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