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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
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.   Join Pema Chödrön online for Touching the Present, May 29–31. Explore more from Pema Chödrön       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
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
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

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Omega Institute In Service of Sustainability: Developing a Practice of Caring for Others & the Earth
Developing a Practice of Caring for Others & the Earth
It seems that all religions include teachings on how to be of service to the world and how to care for each other. For Hindus, karma yoga is the yoga of action and selfless service. Christians are encouraged to love one another and bear each others' burdens (Galatians 6:2). Muslims have the concept of īthār, or "preferring others to oneself." The Torah instructs Jews to love their neighbors (Leviticus 19:18). The Dalai Lama, a voice for the global Buddhist community, says, "My religion in kindness." What does this have to do with sustainability? Everything. More
Omega Institute Take a Stand In Your Life By Sitting Down to Meditate by Jon Kabat-Zinn
In its outward manifestation, meditation appears to involve either stopping, by parking the body in stillness that suspends activity, or giving oneself over to flowing movement. In either case, it is an embodiment of wise attention, an inward gesture undertaken for the most part in silence, a shift from doing to simply being. It is an act that may at first seem artificial but that we soon discover, if we keep at it, is ultimately one of pure love for the life unfolding within us and around us. More
Omega Institute Practicing The Work at Work by Byron Katie
“My boss just doesn't appreciate me,” is a common complaint heard in many offices across the country. Recent research from Gallup has found that less than one in three Americans receive praise from their work supervisor, and employees who say they have not been recognized at work are more likely to quit in the next year. More
Omega Institute Preparing for a Silent Retreat
Whether you are looking to take a break from your overly scheduled life or go deeper into your spiritual practice, a silent retreat or workshop is a great place to get still and renew your body, mind, and spirit.  More
Omega Institute Moving Meditation 101
What: Moving meditation allows you to turn any form of conscious movement into a sacred body prayer. Some people use the practice to express themselves and experience the present moment, while others set an intention to communicate or connect with nature or the divine. More
Omega Institute Koans: One With the Question by Melissa Myozen Blacker
One With the Question
Koans represent the sayings and doings of Zen masters and their friends and students, as collected many centuries ago. Koan (Japanese) literally means "public case" (as in a legal precedent), and these ancient cases continue to have relevance for modern dharma students, illustrating what it might mean to live free from repetitive dualistic patterns of thinking and behaving. More
Omega Institute GPS of the Mind by Sylvia Boorstein
The GPS in my car never gets mad at me, no matter how many times I turn to avoid the torn-up street she has recommended. She just says, "Recalculating,” and directs me to turn right, and then right again, until I am back where she wanted me—on the street blocked by construction. More
Omega Institute The Natural Liberation of Habits by Tsoknyi Rinpoche
The ultimate habitual pattern is samsara itself—the wheel of habitual cyclic existence that causes all your suffering. The karma that drives the wheel—the three poisons of attachment, aggression, and ignorance—are actually deep-seated habits of mind. When you finally get tired of unconsciously participating in the daily show of habitual samsaric programming, what can you do to change it? Buddhism teaches three basic ways to cut your ties to samsara, once you have decided this is something you really need and want to do. More

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