Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, better known as “Reb Zalman,” one of the founders of the Jewish Renewal Movement, died on July 2, at the age of 89.
Zalman held the World Wisdom Chair at Naropa University and was Professor Emeritus at Naropa, as well as Temple University. Naropa was also the original home of the Reb Zalman Legacy Project, designed “to preserve, develop and disseminate” his teachings. (Details about the archive, since relocated, can be found here.
A heartfelt and surprising remembrance of Zalman, in which Bernie Glassman writes, “I told him more than once that had I met him as a young man, my spiritual path would probably have followed his rather than Zen Buddhism,” can be found here. Read More