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08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Les Stroud
Reconnecting to the Earth

“I have made it my mission to help people understand the importance of the environment and how it affects their lives. It’s about reconnecting with the Earth.” —Les Stroud

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Tim Olmsted
Reconnect With Natural Ease, Clarity & Warmth

The essential message of the Buddha, and other wisdom teachers throughout the ages, is that the very qualities we yearn for and work so hard to develop are immediately present as the essence of our being.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/26/2016
Robert Peng
An Intensive 14-Day Professional Training

You can become a qigong healer.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/14/2016
Joel Feldman
A Retreat for Couples

Love is a basic human need, and every interaction can help support or hinder intimacy. The key to increasing love and passion in your relationship is your ability, as a couple, to bring mindful awareness to all interactions.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/14/2016
James Van Praagh

Love is our natural state of being. It is where we come from, what we are made of, and the thing that we arrived on the planet to experience. But for many people, the love they crave always feels just out of reach.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/14/2016
Steve Taylor
Attune to Presence & Your Essence

Take a journey to find your true self and discover the calm center of your being.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/14/2016
Tara Bennett-Goleman
A Gentle Path to Awakening

Do you have self-defeating habits you can’t seem to break, like unhealthy aversions and attachments, fear of emotional connection, relationship anxiety, entitled control, or passive surrender?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/14/2016
H.E. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
The Jewel of Pure Spirituality

Genuine intelligence is never conditioned by thoughts of past, present, or future; it is unconditioned awareness that is free of fixation. We could say that true intelligence is naturally clear and unobstructed.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/14/2016 to 08/19/2016
Jai Fuller
Growing With Grace, Strength & Joy (for Girls, Ages 5-12)

It’s never too early to connect to your radiant power. Guided by seasoned camp leader Jai Fuller, you are invited to discover the inherent divine and graceful power you embody as a young woman.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/14/2016 to 08/19/2016
Patricia (Swaranpal) Hart
Coming of Age: From Girls to Women (For Young Women, Ages 13-16)

Celebrate and explore your emergence into womanhood in this new program just for teenage girls.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Les Stroud
Reconnecting to the Earth

“I have made it my mission to help people understand the importance of the environment and how it affects their lives. It’s about reconnecting with the Earth.” —Les Stroud

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Tim Olmsted
Reconnect With Natural Ease, Clarity & Warmth

The essential message of the Buddha, and other wisdom teachers throughout the ages, is that the very qualities we yearn for and work so hard to develop are immediately present as the essence of our being.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/26/2016
Robert Peng
An Intensive 14-Day Professional Training

You can become a qigong healer.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/14/2016
Joel Feldman
A Retreat for Couples

Love is a basic human need, and every interaction can help support or hinder intimacy. The key to increasing love and passion in your relationship is your ability, as a couple, to bring mindful awareness to all interactions.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/14/2016
James Van Praagh

Love is our natural state of being. It is where we come from, what we are made of, and the thing that we arrived on the planet to experience. But for many people, the love they crave always feels just out of reach.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/14/2016
Steve Taylor
Attune to Presence & Your Essence

Take a journey to find your true self and discover the calm center of your being.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/14/2016
Tara Bennett-Goleman
A Gentle Path to Awakening

Do you have self-defeating habits you can’t seem to break, like unhealthy aversions and attachments, fear of emotional connection, relationship anxiety, entitled control, or passive surrender?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/12/2016 to 08/14/2016
H.E. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
The Jewel of Pure Spirituality

Genuine intelligence is never conditioned by thoughts of past, present, or future; it is unconditioned awareness that is free of fixation. We could say that true intelligence is naturally clear and unobstructed.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/14/2016 to 08/19/2016
Jai Fuller
Growing With Grace, Strength & Joy (for Girls, Ages 5-12)

It’s never too early to connect to your radiant power. Guided by seasoned camp leader Jai Fuller, you are invited to discover the inherent divine and graceful power you embody as a young woman.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/14/2016 to 08/19/2016
Patricia (Swaranpal) Hart
Coming of Age: From Girls to Women (For Young Women, Ages 13-16)

Celebrate and explore your emergence into womanhood in this new program just for teenage girls.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Omega Institute Pema Chödrön: Non-Meditation
How can non-meditation train our minds and connect us with reality? Pema Chödrön, widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, explains how to return the mind to its natural state of open awareness.   Join Pema Chödrön online for Touching the Present, May 29–31. Explore more from Pema Chödrön       More
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, including women from the Arctic Circle; North, South, and Central America; Africa; and Asia, represents a global alliance of prayer, education, and healing. They are women of prayer and women of action who regularly travel the globe to bear witness to the wounds of people and of the earth. More
As a counselor and public speaker, as well as a facilitator of her Presence Through Movement workshops, Kim Eng has developed a body of teachings aimed at the transformation of consciousness through the integration of spirit, mind, and body. She sees our “God-nature” as living in and through the human body and teaches others to do the same. More
Ram Dass is a cofounder and board member of the Seva Foundation ("service," in Sanskrit), an international organization dedicated to relieving suffering in the world.   More
Ram Dass, author of the groundbreaking classic Be Here Now, is one of America’s most beloved spiritual teachers. In this video, he shares his thoughts on all of the exquisite choices we make in our lives from birth to death and in between.   More
Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, a pioneer in the field of mindfulness and education, is creator of Mindful Children, an organization that leads trainings and implements mindfulness-based curriculum in collaboration with schools and organizations. In this video, he demonstrates how to practice heartfulness at every age and why it will help you stay connected to what you are feeling inside your heart. More
Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most respected and recognized Zen masters in the world, as well as being a renowned poet, peace activist, and human rights advocate. Born in Vietnam, and serving as a Buddhist monk since the age of 16, he was one of the founders of the “engaged Buddhism” movement, choosing to lead a contemplative life while working outside the monastery, helping villagers suffering from the devastation of the Vietnam War. Learn more about Thich Nhat Hanh: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/thich-nhat-hanh More
Yoga teacher, Mark Whitwell reveals how yoga and spiritual practice bring an end to the experience of duality through the union of inhale with exhale, left with right, above with below, inside with outside. More
Creator of Little Flower Yoga, Jennifer Cohen Harper, MEd, reveals how to create an environment where kids can thrive while learning the practice of yoga in a safe, engaging, and supportive way. Learn more about Jennifer Cohen Harper: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/jennifer-cohen-harper More
What is your purpose? Spiritual teacher and yoga therapist, Beryl Bender Birch shares her thoughts on why service will provide you with the greatest sense of self worth and long-lasting happiness. Join Beryl Bender Birch for Everyday Mindfulness Through Yoga, June 24 - July 1. More

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Omega Institute Find Greater Health in Unexpected Ways
A beautiful sunrise that suffuses you with peace. A painting that inspires you and moves you to create your own art. The clear night sky whose expanse of stars makes you feel insignificant and significant at the same time. While it may be difficult to put these experiences into words, there are times when you feel a connection happening inside. It’s as if seemingly separate parts of yourself come together, or everything between you and the rest of the world dissolves, and suddenly you feel acutely alive. More
Omega Institute Experience a State of Oneness by Alberto Villoldo
Years ago I was amazed to learn that 90 percent of the human body consists of bacteria that are alien to us. Only the remaining 10 percent of the body is made up of our own DNA. So does this mean that “I” am only that 10 percent? No. I am the energy field that organizes this amazing living colony that has a sense of self, of "I-ness." The 100 trillion cells of my colony are kept humming in harmony and balance by the Luminous Energy Field (LEF), operating through my brain and nervous system. More
Omega Institute Sound Meditation 101
What: Sound meditation uses pleasant, nonvocal sound as the object of concentration. The sound can come from a variety of objects, including chimes, cymbals, metal or crystal bowls, shamanic drums, or a gong. Types: Tibetan singing bowl meditation, crystal bowl meditation, or gong meditation in the Kundalini Yoga tradition. There is also the related practice of chanting meditation. More
Omega Institute Can Past Lives Help Heal Current Relationships? by Brian Weiss
Omega: How can past-life regression help heal and strengthen present-day relationships? Brian: We come in again and again with the same souls. So, your grandmother may come back as your grandson, and you might recognize her. When we experience love at first sight, we've been connected with that person in past lives. The memories from these other lives can still be fresh in many ways. When we remember and release, it helps to heal that current relationship.  More
March 2015: Waiting for The Big Thaw by Eric Francis
It's a bit challenging to think about spring with the world iced over and temperatures staying below freezing for days on end. At least up here in the Northern Hemisphere, spring is indeed on its way, and it will be commemorated by some rather spectacular astrological events. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
Omega Institute Managing Menopause With Qigong
Some women hardly notice the changes that come along with menopause. Other women experience the changes as uncomfortable or even unbearable. Either way, studies show that women can benefit from the ancient wisdom of qigong, a form of meditative movement that originated in China and helps balance and cultivate qi, or energy, within the body. Symptoms & Traditional Treatment More
Omega Institute Seeing the Soul Through Visionary Art: An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 1
An Interview with Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 1
Omega: How do you describe visionary art to someone who encounters it for the first time? Alex and Allyson: The visionary artist’s mission is to make the soul perceptible. Where scientific, materialist culture develops the eyes of outer perception, visionary art encourages the development of inner sight. To find the visionary realm, we use the intuitive inner eye, the eye of contemplation, the eye of the soul. More
Omega Institute 10 Ayurvedic Practices for Winter by Shiva Rea
Self-Care for the Quiet Season
1. Sneha—oiling the body, nose, and ears in the evening is nourishing and fortifying for the muscles and connective tissues. As our bodies are exposed to cold and wind, our pores and fascia tighten and roughen in response. Oiling the orifices of the head helps the sensory pathways stay balanced. Favor kapha massage oil, ashwagandha-bala oil, or sesame oil.  2. Do dry-brushing a few times a week to invigorate the tissues and move stagnant lymph and blood. More
Omega Institute Alex and Allyson Grey Creativity as Spiritual Practice: An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
Omega: How do your creative and spiritual lives intertwine—are they separate or one in the same? Alex and Allyson: Our creative and spiritual lives are completely entangled and indistinguishable. Integrating creativity as spiritual practice is the core teaching of CoSM. Artists working together form an accelerator of inspired energies that enhance and catalyze evolution. We have three bodies of work between us: Alex's art, Allyson's art, and CoSM, a social sculpture we share with a community. More

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