Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf
Dean, Spiritgrow – Josef Kryss Wholistic Center, Australia
A Contemporary Mentor
Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf of Australia has been a worldwide teacher of spirituality for almost two generations. He draws upon contemporary positive psychology side by side with ancient spiritual wisdoms to create a unique synthesis of past and present, reshaping people’s lives and values.
Having trained in law and psychology, he is an unusual blend of Hassidic Rabbi, therapist and teacher, sharing at Buddhist ashrams, wellness conferences, spiritual retreats and community centers. He has been described as ‘a Jewish synthesis of Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Steven Covey’.
His own master remains the revered late Lubavitcher Rebbe obm from whom he received his life instructions. He has personally engaged with Dalai Lama and lists Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks as a good friend and colleague. He was senior lecturer in Jewish spirituality at Melbourne University, Australia, and most recently founded Spiritgrow – The Josef Kryss Centre, a cutting edge personal growth training facility.
Laibl has pioneered mindfulness meditation training through the Kabbalistic approach of deep Kavanna, to assist with spiritual growth and emotion mastery. His series of meditation and self-mastery audio-visual training materials, are distributed internationally. He is the author of a best-seller, Practical Kabbalah (Three Rivers Press™ of Random House, Inc.) and has lectured in over 500 cities across the globe.
The son of Polish holocaust survivors, he received his rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Israel. While he journeys across all continents annually, he calls Australia his ‘home’. He and his life partner and wife, Leah, have seven children and fifteen grandchildren at last count. Two of his sons have served as officers in the Israeli Defense Forces in elite units. One of his sons, Rabbi Menachem Wolf, is the director of the acclaimed Spiritgrow Centre in Melbourne where Laibl serves as its Dean.