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Joan Sutherland, Roshi is the founder of the Open Source and deeply involved in re-imagining the koan tradition. She reveals why being human isn't a problem to be fixed, but a fearless examination of working through the habitual, negative patterns that separate you from a living a happier life.   Explore more from Joan Sutherland, Roshi.   More
Joan Sutherland, Roshi is the founder of the Open Source and Awakened Life. She discusses the power of learning to live with uncertainty by making your best guess and acting accordingly.   Explore more from Joan Sutherland, Roshi.   More
Yogi Amrit Desai is a pioneer in bringing the ancient teachings of yoga from India to the West and is widely acknowledged for carrying the authentic voice of yoga throughout the world. In this video, he explains the fight or flight response that occurs inside the body during yoga and how to restore the balance in order consciously crossover this edge without resistance. Learn more about Yogi Amrit Desai: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/d522ba946a32123598a50e344eef2599/ More

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Omega Institute Nature Will Always Be More Delightful Than You Can Imagine by Janine Benyus
Omega: You described an experiment in which you ask people go into the woods, sit, observe, and let nature come to them. It seems the same exercise could have been designed by a meditation teacher. "Do you have a meditation practice?"  More
Omega Institute Getting to Know the Language of Yoga
108 Important Sanskrit Terms
Originating in ancient India and considered to be one of the oldest languages on Earth, Sanskrit is still relevant to yoga practice today. Sanskrit is, quite literally, the language of yoga. Many of the chants you sing in kirtan, the mantras you silently repeat in meditation, and the terms you hear in yoga class are ancient Sanskrit words. More
It's now hurricane season, a time of year when the conditions are correct for the formation of big, cyclonic storms. Hurricanes get their energy from the ocean's warmth, and as the oceans have increased in temperature, more energy is available. You might describe the positions of the planets this way as well: The hotter they get, the more energy is available here on Earth. More
Monthly Horoscope for October 2013 Aries (March 20-April 19) More
Omega Institute Transitioning to a Sustainable Future
Weaving Individual and Community Change to Create the World We Want
As with any change, whether it's a transformation of consciousness or something as simple as becoming more physically fit, there is a transition period. Looking back it may seem like a quantum leap has occurred, a jump from one state of being to another, but in the moment, in the present, a transition is always occurring. More
In my daily work with clients, I’ve heard hundreds of stories about grieving people finding an object that they believe is a sign from their departed loved one. These experiences are always very healing for the grieving person—a moment that helps them understand that their loved one lives on and watches over them. Found Objects More
Focusing on the Present
The number of veterans using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to manage life after combat has increased significantly in the past decade. An increase in the availability of these therapies in general, as well support from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has helped increase access to these treatments, giving vets a toolbox of new coping skills for post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. More
Omega Institute Face, Embrace, Love, and Leave It by Kim Pentecost
Your experiences and challenges are based in what you have chosen to learn and heal in this lifetime. Remember that our lessons are only as tough as they need to be to get our attention and bring healing. More
Omega Institute 7 Signs You Need to Stop Everything and Just Breathe
When you learn to tune in and breathe in those moments when you are feeling the burn, you can turn a stressful moment into a learning opportunity. And you can use your breath for more than just stress relief. It can help you feel more energized, balanced, and connected. Omega teacher Jack Kornfield has said, “When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another and ourselves.” More
The spiritual path is sometimes described as a quest for one's true identity, one's true self. Some consider this an inner meeting with what Quakers call "inner light"—the connection to one's god-source that doesn't depend on external circumstances or personal history. It's a kind of birthright that we all possess, connecting to a source that speaks as loudly as you're willing to listen. More

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