Paradigm Shift

“Paradigm shift is a process. There is a time when the old ways of thinking begin to decay. The once established cosmologies and institutional responses to them begin to weaken and to fall apart. Old answers to old questions do not calm the nagging internal voices that haven't yet found words to the questions of the present.” —Reb Zalman

One of the pillar's of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's thought was Paradigm Shift. This section of the site will expand to provide resources that begin to give language to the emerging questions.

Remembering Reb Zalman: A Heart as Big as the World

Filmed August 19, 2014 at the Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO

Part 1


  • “Welcome”, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone
  • “Invocation and Blessing”, Father Matthew Fox, Founder of the Creation Spirituality Movement
  • “Bati L'Gani and Or Zarua”, Shir Yaakov Feit, Sheldon Sands, Steve Bross, Joe Lukasik, Sandra Wong
  • “Reb Zalman in the Jewish World”, Rabbi Dr. Arthur Green, Rector, Rabbinical School of Hebrew College
  • “Greetings from ALEPH”, Jeremy Parnes, Chair, ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal
  • “Singing a Gnostic Gospel”, Hazzan Richard Kaplan
  • “Reb Zalman at Naropa University”, Charles G. Lief , President, Naropa University
  • “Tonglen Meditation”, Acharya Judith Lief
  • “The Ba’al Shem Tov’s Yedid Nefesh”, Hazzan Richard Kaplan
  • “Post-Holocaust American Judaism”, Dr. David Shneer, Director, Program in Jewish Studies, The University of Colorado
  • “The Shofar and Flute Dialogue”, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Paul Horn at the Transpersonal Psychology Conference in Mumbai, India,1982

Part 2


  • “Here’s to Life” by Artie Butle, Rebbetzin Eve Ilsen accompanied by Sheldon Sands
  • “Dedication and Blessing”, Murshid Allaudin Ottinger, Senior Dervish of the Sufi Ruhaniat International
  • “Ecumenical Zhikr”, Murshid Allaudin, Karim Baer, Habib Levison, Yasmin Starlett Scott, Hadi Williams, Michelle Wolf, and Friends