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Gregg Braden talks about how we can marry the best of science and the best of spirituality into a greater wisdom that helps us to remember that we're a family, that we love one another, that we need one another, and that we're empowered in ways that we're only beginning to understand. Explore more with Gregg Braden.   More
Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga™, is a professional dancer, certified holistic personal trainer, wellness coach, and yoga instructor. In this video, she demonstrates an easy morning exercise routine you can do anywhere at any time. More
Roger Jahnke, OMD, is a doctor of Chinese medicine with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He is a respected researcher, one of the nation’s most revered tai chi and qigong teachers, and a spokesperson on mind-body practice and energetics, energy medicine, wellness, and medical cost reduction. In this video, he demonstrates a simple, health-inducing, breathing exercise you can do anywhere at any time.   Explore more from Roger Jahnke   More
Ram Dass, one of America’s most beloved spiritual teachers and cofounder of the Seva Foundation, an international organization dedicated to relieving suffering in the world. In this video, he reveals that the path to awareness cannot be sought after or looked for, but only through being conscious that we are not separate from one another. More
Omega cofounder Stephan Rechtschaffen shares why Ecstatic Chant has the communal power to elevate people to a place of positivity and presence by joining voices together to sing and chant the many names for God from around the globe.   Learn more about Stephan Rechtschaffen.   More
Vishal Vaid has trained in ghazal, a song form that means "to hold conversation with the divine". In this video, he reveals why performing at Ecstatic Chant feels like a rare opportunity to return to his childhood roots.   Learn more about Vishal Vaid.   More
The music of Miten and Deva Premal is an invitation into the nature of love, devotion, and consciousness. Their concerts and tantric workshops have touched the hearts of seekers across the world and their albums have topped New Age charts in Europe, Australia, and America. They employ ancient mantras, rich harmonies, and sensual rhythms in their music, exploring the essence of love, devotion, and consciousness. More
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.   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

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Omega Institute There Is Only Consciousness: An Interview With Deepak Chopra
An Interview With Deepak Chopra
Omega: You’ve had such a prolific career as an author, teacher, lecturer, and physician. How do you stay inspired and centered after all these years? More
Monthly Horoscope for May 2014 Aries (March 20-April 19) More
Omega Institute 3 Ways to Explore Devotional Art by Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur Khalsa, Gaura Vani, Wah!, Nubia Teixeira
If you’ve taken a yoga class lately or wandered through a kirtan festival, you know that the yoga community is brimming with beauty. Painters are splashing Hindu deities onto stages and studio walls; kirtan singers and DJs fill the atmosphere with sacred sounds; people are dancing and hooping to their heart’s content; and yogi-artists are reimagining India’s gods and goddesses on canvases, clothing, garage doors, and even their skin. More
Omega Institute Life Is Like a Spiral Staircase by Panache Desai
Recognizing Your Habits As Your Journey
Morning Reading Have you ever stood at the bottom of one of those old city buildings that has, at its center, a spiral staircase that goes all the way from the lobby up to the top floor?  Well, those buildings look a lot like our lives. With each step we climb, we gain greater and greater perspective. But buildings have a finite number of steps and floors. In the case of life, the staircase is infinite. The staircase never ends.  More
In his teachings on compassion, the Buddha encouraged us to develop “a mind so filled with love it resembles space.” Can you picture your mind being as limitless, unconstrained, free, and open as space? Spaciousness of mind and heart is a fundamental component of a resilient spirit. It brings us a kind of well-being that isn’t dependent on the successes or failures we encounter on any given day. Unconditional well-being does not exclude pain but surrounds it with wisdom and love. This radical kind of happiness is the antidote to suffering. More
Omega Institute Yogic Wisdom on the Roots of Low Self-Esteem by Amy Ippoliti
3 Ways Yoga Can Help You Build Your Self-Esteem
There is a profound teaching in the yoga tradition called the Three Malas, which can shed light on the root causes of low self-esteem, help us deepen our understanding of ourselves, and rebuild our self-esteem in small steps. More
Omega Institute Thinking Outside of the "Man Box": An Interview With Tony Porter
An Interview With Tony Porter
Omega: What exactly is a “man box” and how does it serve, as well as inhibit, manhood?  Tony: The “man box” is how men have been collectively socialized to understand what it means to be a man. It doesn’t mean that all men respond in the same way to this collective socialization but it does mean that all men have an understanding of this socialization. More
Omega Institute The Yoga of Self-Mastery by Mandy Ingber
What is it to have self-mastery? I find myself asking this question often. It is a theme in many aspects of my life. Ultimately, self-responsibility and having mastery over our own actions, thoughts, and words may change and transform our lives and ourselves for the better. In my case, it’s what I do not do that aids in this process. In the yoga of self-mastery, I restrict my negative actions or discard what is not useful. It is a paring down and a resculpting. I eliminate what is unnecessary to reveal the truth in a purer way. Work With Your Emotions More
Omega Institute Share Your Light With the World by Gabrielle Bernstein
You probably don’t talk up your own awesomeness on a regular basis—if ever. Most of us, especially women, have been taught to see anything more than “quiet” confidence as boasting. In many cases the brighter we shine, the more negative reactions we receive: maybe your big promotion made you the target of office gossip, or you became a Pilates rock star and were met with more backhanded compliments than congratulations. These kinds of experiences lead us to lose sight of our talents and inner spark, which in turn deprives the world of our greatness. More
A Matter of Trust
April 2014 is the month of the long-anticipated cardinal grand cross—what I have called the peak astrology of the 2012 era. The aspect pattern that's exact on April 23 has been forming for many decades, a hologram swirling in the seemingly random movements of the cosmos awaiting its moment of emergence. That is about to arrive with both deeply personal themes and vast global ones. They share a common thread, and that is trust. More

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