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Trained since 1968 to bring ancient wisdom to the contemporary world, John Perkins is one of the world’s foremost authorities on shamanism and shapeshifting, leading tours to the Amazon, Andes, and Himalayas. He shares what the holistic, instinctive and sustainable perspective of life is like for indigenous cultures. Explore more from John Perkins: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/john-perkins More
A dynamic and inspiring spiritual teacher, Adyashanti reveals why silence is not separate from you, it's a metaphor for what you already are. When you realize this, you will understand that you have nothing to sustain by being in silence. Explore more from Adyashanti   More
Internationally known vinyasa flow yoga teacher and spiritual activist, Seane Corn shares her perspective at the Yoga Service Council conference on why a daily practice will help you to stay open-minded, inclusive and honest rather than avoiding your shadow personality traits while in service to others. Explore more from Seane Corn   More
One of the world’s leading authorities on shamanism, John Perkins describes the powerfully, transformational experience that happened to him in the wake of 9/11 and the reason why he decided to expose what was really happening inside America's economic empire by writing his best-selling book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Explore more from John Perkins: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/john-perkins More
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch, speaks at the 2012 Yoga Service Conference about why yoga isn't only about asanas and how the practice of yoga in service to others will inspire true happiness. Explore more about Beryl Bender Birch More
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch discusses why the practice of focusing on yoga and breath changes your consciousness and cultivates lovingkindness at the Yoga Service Council Conference. Explore more about Beryl Bender Birch: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/beryl-bender-birch More
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch speaks at the Yoga Service Council Conference about how the practice of yoga can transform your life. Explore more about Beryl Bender Birch:http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/beryl-bender-birch More
Seane Corn, internationally known vinyasa flow yoga teacher and spiritual activist, walks Yoga Service Council Conference 2012 participants through a morning yoga practice while discussing the what it's like to not have a voice and how yoga can help you find your self-confidence by connecting you to the aspects of your personality that can empathize for those you serve. Explore more from Seane Corn     More
Internationally known vinyasa flow yoga teacher and spiritual activist, Seane Corn speaks at the Yoga Service Council Conference 2012 about the importance and the privilege of being a part of the service-based community. Explore more from Seane Corn   More
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch shares why yoga allows you to experience connectedness that leads to transformational change at the Yoga Service Council Conference at Omega Institute. Explore more about Beryl Bender Birch More

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Of all our relationships, one stands apart in its ability to inspire and mystify—our relationship to the universe—but most of the time we remain as unaware of the star-speckled space enveloping us as the wallpaper in our living room. More
Omega Institute Twin Healing Traditions: A History of Medicine & Religion by Harold G. Koenig
A History of Medicine & Religion
Many today might think that religion and medicine are two very different endeavors, that the mere suggestion that religion is relevant to health and health care is something new and different. However, this is not true.  What is new and different is the distinct separation of religion from medicine, a relatively recent phenomenon in the United States and that, in some countries, has still not occurred. More
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An Interview With Robert Peng
Omega: What inspired you to start studying with your spiritual master, Xiao Yao, at such a young age? Robert: When I was eight, I developed a serious heart condition and the doctor couldn’t help. He said, “You have to quit school and stay home to rest,” but that was boring, so within a few days I snuck out of my building and into a nearby hotel. Inside, I found a boiler room where I liked to watch the fire. My master was the boiler attendant. He was such a nice person and a wonderful storyteller. I returned again and again.  More
7 Stages to Finding Your Passion by Gail Straub
The process of finding your passion is a gestalt with many interconnected qualities. For most leaders I’ve worked with, that process encompasses seven stages: 1. Get Quiet Enough to Hear Your Passion Calling You More
Omega Institute Zen and the Art of Falling in Love by Brenda Shoshanna
Being in love is our natural state. The real question we should be asking is: Why aren’t we in love all the time? What is it that keeps this most precious inheritance away? How can we reclaim it for our own and return to the intrinsic wisdom and spontaneity we had as children, when each moment was fresh and exciting and filled with adventure? More
Omega Institute 5 Steps to Loving Everyone by Judy Lief
The human realm is said to be the realm of passion. Passion is what holds us together; confused passion is what entraps us, and transformed passion is what can liberate us. Although our passion is often tainted by the tendency to grasp or possess, in essence, it is accepting of others. Passion is attraction, whereas aggression is rejection. More
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If you’re craving a deeper connection to yourself and the divine, one way to cultivate it is through a daily spiritual practice. In the yoga tradition, the Sanskrit term for this kind of spiritual practice is sadhana—and its benefits are worth considering. More
Omega Institute Is Conscious Uncoupling a Better Way to Break Up?
Divorces and breakups are known to cause the same kind of pain and stress as the death of a loved one, moving, or losing a job. Today a growing movement of people are choosing conscious uncoupling to bring more mindfulness and peace to ending their relationships.  More
Omega Institute Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids by Jennifer Cohen Harper
What 10 Years of Research Reveals
Yoga and other mindfulness practices have been the subject of an increasing amount of research as they have become more popular in the West. For example, science now supports many of the benefits traditionally associated with yoga practice, including decreased stress and increased physical and emotional wellness. Recent advances in neuroscience confirm that contemplative practices, such as yoga and mindfulness meditation, can change the physical structure of the brain, effectively training it to work in more positive and productive ways. More
Omega Institute Unfolding the Wings of Acceptance by Tara Brach
When we are caught in the trance of unworthiness, we do not clearly recognize what is happening inside us, nor do we feel kind. Our view of who we are is contorted and narrowed and our heart feels hardened against life. As we lean into the experience of the moment—releasing our stories and gently holding our pain or desire—Radical Acceptance begins to unfold. The two parts of genuine acceptance—seeing clearly and holding our experience with compassion—are as interdependent as the two wings of a great bird. Together, they enable us to fly and be free. More

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