The Visionary Leader of This Project
Almanique was brought up in the Southern Christian Church, Texas, USA. In the 1990’s she became interested in other spiritual traditions such as Chinese Buddhism and Sufism, and in 2005 she organized a historic meeting between Qi Gong Grandmaster Shan-Fo and Syen Aziz Nizami of the Sufi order at the legendary Hazrat Nizamuddin Shrine in New Delhi, India. The exchange instilled in Almanique a profound conviction of the ultimate unity of all religions and an unshakeable commitment to promoting interfaith understanding. In this vein, she was inspired to create Ombya, a foundation to facilitate such transformational interactions. Since then, she has been working tirelessly to make this vision a reality.
We have already started the process by taking religious and spiritual group leaders to Costa Rica and shared the vision with them. With this process started we have received their input and they have all expressed a desire to be a part of its growth and development. They are excited and see the power of a synergistic approach.