Welcome to Shalomaha

Shalom-Om-Omaha-Aha

"Shalom" the Hebrew word for peace. 

"Om"  the Sanskrit sound of creation unfolding. 

"Omaha" a city in Heartland. 

"Aha" the sound of discovery. 

Shalomaha a resource to explore  the ongoing unfolding of Creation and to discover the deep peace that comes from courageous exploration of what lies within.  Bringing together practices inspired by Jewish traditions, mindfulness, chanting and modern neuroscience, we come together to learn and explore so that we are more inspired and more engaged in repairing the world. 

Judaism and World Traditions

Many Paths, One Truth.  Living in at this time in human history, we have unparalleled access to all the wisdom available from across the globe. We gratefully accept the wisdom of all traditions that lead to living in love and cultivating spiritual growth in Omaha. Judaism has endured for thousands of years by continually redefining itself in a way that respects the past while looking forward to the future. The stories in the Hebrew Bible are the basis of much of Western culture and are surprisingly aligned with the Eastern traditions of Buddhism and Hinduism. Shalomaha uses many Jewish traditions as a framework to deepen mindfulness in Omaha.

Spirit and Science

Developing a spirituality that respects the transcendent aspects of religion while acknowledging that science has answered many fundamental questions is part of the job of living in this time. How do we make sense of our place in the universe? How do we live lives of meaning? How do we maintain a sense of wonder and possibility? How do we  understand our individual hearts and minds as we strive to build community that sustains us.

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Principles

Neuroscience

Discoveries in neuroscience help us understanding how our brains mediate our conscious experiences and how ecstatic and mystical experience enhance our lives. 

Body Based Practices

Our bodies connected to the precious gift of this moment. Cultivate the wisdom and awareness our senses make possible.

The Inner Conversation

Our inner world is richer and more varied than most people appreciate. Populated with all of our voices and roles, mediating the inner conversation provides clarity and direction. 

Upcoming Events

"Escape your personal Egypt" A Passover Preparation Series

(6 weekly meetings March/April 2019) In this workshop series we will explore our personal Mitzrayim, the narrow places in our lives that keep us stuck in old patterns or keep us from experiencing the boundlessness of our possibilities. We will use chant, gentle movement, guided meditation, journaling and group dialog to get familiar with our own "personal Egypt" and to let go of that which does not serve us anymore. 

Offerings, Opportunities & Possibilities

Shalomaha Workshops

Workshops are gatherings dedicated to a single focus, usually a few hours in length, but sometimes shorter in duration held over several weeks.  Centered on readings, sacred or topical themes. Workshops are great introductions.

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Shalomaha Retreats

1-3 day get-aways designed to go offline dive deep into a topic or theme. Mixed methods of Chant, Meditation, Guided Imagery, Art and/or Movement to create meaningful rituals that take us deep inside.

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Enchanted Shabbat

An enchanted Shabbat is a simple service where the prayers are reduced to thier essence, so that we can focus on their intention. Using Chant to gather energy  we can move into deep prayer space outside of ordinary time.  

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Renewed Mikvah Examples

Mayyim Hayyim, or Living Water, Mikvah in Boston offered one of the first examples of revitalizing the tradition of Mikvah for women of this century.

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Hebrew Chant- Shefa Gold

Rabbi Shefa Gold has created and published a vast archive of Hebrew Chant  and make them freely available as a transformative practice.

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Judaism Unbound

Podcast exploring the boundaries of Jewish life and culture in this transformative time. Produced by the foundation for a new Jewish Future

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