Instruction, resources & community for those seeking greater awareness, wisdom, and transformation through the Jewish spiritual path of Mussar.


Inner Ladder: Continuing Mussar Steps is the continuation program for those who have completed:

    • Seeking Everyday Holiness
    • Path of the Mensch
    • You Shall be Holy, or
    • Gates of Everyday Holiness

The Program

Groups continue to study as a va’ad and in chevruta, with a focus on six middot: generosity, enthusiasm, silence, compassion, lovingkindness, and gratitude. Each middah unit offers lesson outlines for the group facilitator following a similar format as Seeking Everyday Holiness, Path of the Mensch, You Shall be Holy or Gates of Everyday Holiness. You’ll receive:

    • A variety of texts from both modern and traditional Mussar sources
    • Discussion questions to help deepen your own understanding or to guide study with a partner
    • Extensive suggestions and guidance for a consistent personal Mussar practice
    • Short Mussar quotations to be used for reciting and chanting and to lead group discussions
    • Stories and personal experiences relating to each middah

How to Access the Program

We are pleased to announce that we now offer this program on a perpetual license with no per-participant fee. Purchase once and use as often as you wish in perpetuity. By purchasing the program materials, you agree not to re-sell or share to any individual or group outside of your congregation/organization, all materials are copyrighted by The Mussar Institute.

    • Training and books are not included in the Inner Ladder program as it is a follow-up to SEH, POM, YSBH, and Gates.
    • All congregations/organizations who have already purchased one of the programs above – $350 for materials/facilitator guide

If you are interested in bringing this follow-up program to your congregation/organization, please do so now. Once we receive your form we will invoice you. Upon payment, you will receive all the materials.