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12/05/2015
Jack Kornfield
A 1-Day Training for Meditators & Psychologists At the New York Society for Ethical Culture*

“The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom.”—Jack Kornfield

Location:
New York, NY
01/09/2016 to 01/16/2016
Joan Halifax Roshi

This week at Omega Costa Rica, you can explore a contemporary approach to Buddhism or prepare for the next exciting stage of life.

Location:
Costa Rica
01/16/2016 to 01/23/2016

In week 2, you can learn to rest in stillness, discover your true self through writing, or experience spiritual memoir as a healing path.

Location:
Costa Rica
01/23/2016 to 01/30/2016
John Perkins

This week, you can experience a revolution of consciousness, explore relationship as a spiritual practice, or tap into your unconscious to free the writer within.

Location:
Costa Rica
01/30/2016 to 02/06/2016
Mark A. Hyman

In week 4, you can learn to achieve optimal health and wellness, unlock your erotic intelligence, or find ways to become more resilient.

Location:
Costa Rica
02/06/2016 to 02/13/2016
Melissa Myozen Blacker
A Retreat in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

February 6–13, 2016

Location:
Costa Rica

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01/16/2016 to 01/23/2016

In week 2, you can learn to rest in stillness, discover your true self through writing, or experience spiritual memoir as a healing path.

Location:
Costa Rica
01/23/2016 to 01/30/2016
John Perkins

This week, you can experience a revolution of consciousness, explore relationship as a spiritual practice, or tap into your unconscious to free the writer within.

Location:
Costa Rica
01/30/2016 to 02/06/2016
Mark A. Hyman

In week 4, you can learn to achieve optimal health and wellness, unlock your erotic intelligence, or find ways to become more resilient.

Location:
Costa Rica
02/06/2016 to 02/13/2016
Melissa Myozen Blacker
A Retreat in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

February 6–13, 2016

Location:
Costa Rica

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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.   Join Adyashanti for a 7-night silent retreat September 11-18. Explore more from Adyashanti   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
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
Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the director of The Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, a nonprofit, educational, and research organization focusing on worldwide healing and prevention of trauma. He discusses how chronic pain and trauma interact, and why somatic experiencing can help.   Learn more about Peter A. Levine's upcoming presentation at the Veterans, Trauma & Treatment conference.       More

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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
Omega Institute Lonely? Try This 5 Minute Qigong Remedy by Robert Peng
Whenever you're feeling disconnected, isolated, or driftless, you can cultivate a feeling of being at home in your family, your community, and the universe at large by practicing a simple qigong exercise called “Awaken Awareness."  More
Omega Institute The Future of Yoga Service
Rob: What are some of your ideas about, or hopes for, the future of yoga service in America in the next decade? More

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