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07/03/2015 to 07/05/2015
Les Stroud
Exploring the Teachings of the Earth
Les Stroud, star of Survivorman, shows you how practical wilderness skills can help you ground you in your daily experiences, and deepen your spiritual connection to the earth. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Michelle Becker
Learn to live your life fully and wholeheartedly with mindful self-compassion. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Peter Gold
An Adventure in Self-Discovery
In a fun and supportive environment, Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience Team transform the flying trapeze into a metaphor for life. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Carmen Mensink
Green Tara
Create your own thangka of Green Tara, the most important female Buddha, in this Arts Week retreat with Carmen Mensink. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Dar Williams
Dar Williams shows us how to court inspiration for songs, give ourselves permission to write them, and write songs that matter. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Ali Smith
Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Today’s Youth
The founders of the Holistic Life Foundation and others show you how to teach yoga and mindfulness to today’s youth. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Daniel Mack
Making Your Way Through Transition
Discover new passions and skills to continue to create art no matter what changes you're experiencing in your life. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Nick Flynn
In this 5-day celebration of poetry, we immerse ourselves in the mysteries of poetic form with Alison Luterman, Nick Flynn, Aja Monet, Marie Howe, and Li-Young Lee. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming for Women
Innovative drummer and performer Ubaka Hill leads this celebration of women’s drumming through the traditions of cultures, both ancient and contemporary. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Award-winning memoirist Dinty W. Moore teaches how mindfulness helps fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writers. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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07/03/2015 to 07/05/2015
Les Stroud
Exploring the Teachings of the Earth
Les Stroud, star of Survivorman, shows you how practical wilderness skills can help you ground you in your daily experiences, and deepen your spiritual connection to the earth. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Michelle Becker
Learn to live your life fully and wholeheartedly with mindful self-compassion. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Peter Gold
An Adventure in Self-Discovery
In a fun and supportive environment, Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience Team transform the flying trapeze into a metaphor for life. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Carmen Mensink
Green Tara
Create your own thangka of Green Tara, the most important female Buddha, in this Arts Week retreat with Carmen Mensink. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Dar Williams
Dar Williams shows us how to court inspiration for songs, give ourselves permission to write them, and write songs that matter. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Ali Smith
Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Today’s Youth
The founders of the Holistic Life Foundation and others show you how to teach yoga and mindfulness to today’s youth. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Daniel Mack
Making Your Way Through Transition
Discover new passions and skills to continue to create art no matter what changes you're experiencing in your life. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Nick Flynn
In this 5-day celebration of poetry, we immerse ourselves in the mysteries of poetic form with Alison Luterman, Nick Flynn, Aja Monet, Marie Howe, and Li-Young Lee. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming for Women
Innovative drummer and performer Ubaka Hill leads this celebration of women’s drumming through the traditions of cultures, both ancient and contemporary. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Award-winning memoirist Dinty W. Moore teaches how mindfulness helps fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writers. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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, 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
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
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. Learn more about Beryl Bender Birch's upcoming workshop at Omega: http://eomega.org/omega/workshops/bde9adf2653100a020c51d661b303077/ More
Yoga teacher, Colleen Saidman says the first step to awakening is realizing the importance of whether your actions are creating peace or suffering, pain or joy.   Explore more from Colleen Saidman   More
Yoga teacher, Rodney Yee says that you experience awakening when you open your body, then it is no longer a barrier to the world, but the place where you are able to absorb and listen to life all around you.   Explore more from Rodney Yee   More

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Mindfulness does not belong to Christianity, Buddhism, or Taoism, just as the breath we inhale and exhale does not belong to any one of us. Everywhere human beings have lived, we have needed to cultivate attention; whether it was for hunting, fashioning tools or clothes, or intellectual pursuits. We have always needed compassion to live in harmony and enjoy our lives. Humans from every culture have developed wisdom to ask the big questions of life. These universal practices have been cultivated throughout millennia—or, we may say, they have cultivated us. More
Omega Institute What Is Kirtan? by Ram Dass
The Names of God or praises of God can be sung as well as spoken. Often, when your heart wells up, singing alone expresses the fullness of your love for God. As you sing the Name repeatedly, the rhythm and melody fan your emotions. If this ecstasy is heightened, distinctions begin to fall away until only love, only the beloved, remain. More
Omega Institute Breathe Better Now: 5 Ways to Boost Your Health With Your Breath
5 Ways to Boost Your Health With Your Breath
Thich Nhat Hanh says, "Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity."  Studies have shown that breathing techniques can also boost your health by helping to relieve anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, and even alter your genesMore
Omega Institute Navigating Our Differences by Daniel P. Barbezat and Mirabai Bush
One of the great advances in higher education over the past 50 years has been the increase in variation among students, faculty, administration, and staff. This has deepened the learning within classrooms, greatly enriched both our institutions and our society, and given opportunities to a far greater number of people than ever before. We believe it is important to stress “variation” rather than “diversity” because as difference (diversity) rises, we need to keep a focus on our common connection (variation). We acknowledge difference and also hold our commonality. More
Omega Institute A Jump of Faith by Kathryn Budig
"Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith."—Margaret Shepard More
Omega Institute The Science of Mindfulness by Daniel Rechtschaffen
In practicing mindfulness, we can learn to effectively integrate different parts of the brain and mediate internal conflicts. There is a basic neuroscience concept, “Nerve cells that fire together, wire together.” Due to recent findings of neural plasticity, which is the ability for the connections in our brains to change and adapt throughout our lives, we now understand that our brains can generate stronger and healthier neural connections based on our mental habits. More
Omega Institute One Thing at a Time by Sharon Salzberg
How Multitasking Leads to Mindlessness
We would like to believe that attention is infinite, but it isn’t. That is why multitasking is a misnomer. The brain can focus only on one thing at a time. We take in information sequentially. When we attempt to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously, what actually happens is that we switch back and forth between tasks, paying less attention to both. More
Monthly Horoscope for July 2014 Aries (March 20-April 19) More
Omega Institute How To Do Yoga With Kids
If you’ve experienced the benefits of yoga firsthand, you may be inspired to share it with the children in your life. After all, research suggests that yoga may help increase a child’s self-worth and sense of well-being, reduce symptoms of mild depression among young adults, and relieve ADHD. More
Omega Institute Breaking Up? Bring Your Radiance With You by Lundy Bancroft and Jac Patrissi
You are leaving. We are so sorry. And, congratulations! Leaving brings a mixture of pain and hope. It moves you forward into a new life. More

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