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06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Jim Conroy

For a truly sustainable future, we must learn to collaborate with all living beings and forces of nature, and internalize the meaning of “live and let live” within ecosystems.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice

Do you want to create a yoga practice, or increase the benefits of your practice without increasing the time you devote to it?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Pam Grout
Connecting to the Field of Infinite Potentiality

Is there really an invisible energy force in the universe that has your back? Do your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations impact this force, and can you get guidance by connecting to it?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Laughter in the Service of Love

Intimate relationships inevitably involve collisions between partners’ differences. Seen with just the right amount of detachment, and viewed from just the right angle, these collisions can become wonderfully funny and deeply bonding.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/12/2015
Saki F. Santorelli
A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat

Inspired by the vision of a more awakened and compassionate world, for 35 years the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has pioneered Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MB

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Asana as Metaphor

In Katonah Yoga, asana is seen as metaphor. How you move through a forward bend, for example, reflects how you move forward—or don’t—in your daily life.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015

Developed by Brandon Bays and used by more than one million people worldwide, the Journey® method is an internationally acclaimed healing and transformation process.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/07/2015 to 06/12/2015
Gillian Arthur
An Exploration for Yoga Teachers & Practitioners

Restorative yoga is a practice that utilizes a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, chairs, etc.) to support the body, allowing for deep relaxation and a quieting of the mind.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/07/2015 to 06/12/2015
Dian Killian
Transform Self-Judgment Into Compassion for Living Fully

We often treat others with kindness and compassion. But how do we treat ourself? Much of the criticism, judgment, and blame we hear every day comes from our worst enemy: ourself.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/07/2015 to 06/12/2015
Francis Lucille
A Satsang Retreat

Francis Lucille, a longtime friend and student of Jean Klein, is a spiritual teacher of the Advaita Vedanta tradition.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Jim Conroy

For a truly sustainable future, we must learn to collaborate with all living beings and forces of nature, and internalize the meaning of “live and let live” within ecosystems.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice

Do you want to create a yoga practice, or increase the benefits of your practice without increasing the time you devote to it?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Pam Grout
Connecting to the Field of Infinite Potentiality

Is there really an invisible energy force in the universe that has your back? Do your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations impact this force, and can you get guidance by connecting to it?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Laughter in the Service of Love

Intimate relationships inevitably involve collisions between partners’ differences. Seen with just the right amount of detachment, and viewed from just the right angle, these collisions can become wonderfully funny and deeply bonding.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/12/2015
Saki F. Santorelli
A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat

Inspired by the vision of a more awakened and compassionate world, for 35 years the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has pioneered Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MB

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Asana as Metaphor

In Katonah Yoga, asana is seen as metaphor. How you move through a forward bend, for example, reflects how you move forward—or don’t—in your daily life.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015

Developed by Brandon Bays and used by more than one million people worldwide, the Journey® method is an internationally acclaimed healing and transformation process.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/07/2015 to 06/12/2015
Gillian Arthur
An Exploration for Yoga Teachers & Practitioners

Restorative yoga is a practice that utilizes a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, chairs, etc.) to support the body, allowing for deep relaxation and a quieting of the mind.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/07/2015 to 06/12/2015
Dian Killian
Transform Self-Judgment Into Compassion for Living Fully

We often treat others with kindness and compassion. But how do we treat ourself? Much of the criticism, judgment, and blame we hear every day comes from our worst enemy: ourself.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/07/2015 to 06/12/2015
Francis Lucille
A Satsang Retreat

Francis Lucille, a longtime friend and student of Jean Klein, is a spiritual teacher of the Advaita Vedanta tradition.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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12/18/2013 to 08/13/2015
4-Part Video & Downloadable Audio Series

12/18/2013 to 08/13/2015
4-Part Video & Downloadable Audio Series

06/04/2014
Talk & Book Reading With Panache Desai
 

07/19/2014 to 12/31/2015

What would your life look like if your soul were in charge? What would change if you lived a life guided by your soul?

07/19/2014 to 12/31/2015

What would your life look like if your soul were in charge? What would change if you lived a life guided by your soul?

07/19/2014 to 12/31/2015

What would your life look like if your soul were in charge? What would change if you lived a life guided by your soul?

02/25/2015 to 12/31/2015

What happens when three soulful teachers get together to talk about our experience as humans, the nature of the soul, and what we are here to learn?

02/25/2015 to 12/31/2015

What happens when three soulful teachers get together to talk about our experience as humans, the nature of the soul, and what we are here to learn?

02/25/2015 to 12/31/2015

What happens when three soulful teachers get together to talk about our experience as humans, the nature of the soul, and what we are here to learn?

05/05/2015 to 12/31/2015

Mindfulness has entered the mainstream. Hear from three leading mindfulness teachers and researchers who are helping to bring this revolution to schools and other unexpected places, like the military and prisons.

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The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to almost 6,500 young people and 1,500 adults.   More
A leading exponent of teachings on meditation and how they apply to everyday life, Pema Chödrön is widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. She describes how in the vastness of space we can understand that there is room for everything in life, including our pain and difficult emotions.    Join Pema Chödrön online for Touching the Present, May 29–31.   More
A leading exponent of teachings on meditation and how they apply to everyday life, Pema Chödrön is widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. With her endearing humor and wit, she explains how working with your mind instead of trying to change outer circumstances will lead to a much more pleasant experience of life. More
Energy healer Deborah King guides you on a journey to activate and clear your chakras. Get in touch with your higher self and awaken your power to heal yourself and others. More
Working with some of the top stars in Hollywood, psychotherapists Barry Michels and Phil Stutz, coauthors of The Tools, have helped thousands of patients live fuller, more passionate and creative lives.     More
Adyashanti, a dynamic and inspiring spiritual teacher, reveals how a realization of oneness involves letting go of our identification with our ego.   Explore more from Adyashanti   More
Yoga Service Council cofounder and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, discusses best practices for securing funding to support research of alternative practices like yoga and meditation through hospitals and other organizations at the Yoga Service Council conference at Omega Institute. Explore more from Kelly McGonigal   More
How can science research be service? Kelly McGonigal, PhD, a leading expert in the new field of “science-help,” explores the issue.     More
Daniel Rechtschaffen, founding director of the Mindful Education Institute, shares the practice of heartfulness and explains how it may help children feel happier and less stressed.   Daniel is teaching Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training at Omega July 26–31, 2015. Learn more about Daniel Rechtschaffen   More
Alternative medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra describes how divine consciousness is everywhere and each individual thing is part of the whole.   Learn more about Deepak Chopra More

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Omega Institute Change the Channel in Your Mind by Loch Kelly
Your mind is like a TV or radio with lots of stations playing all at once. Many of us are tuned in to the Thinking Channel all day long, and most of these programs are talk shows. We don’t realize that there is a tuner that will allow us to change the channel. However, when we learn to use local awareness, then talk shows of the Thinking Channel no longer need to be our regularly scheduled programs. There are other dimensions of mind and identity that are always available and can be accessed with local awareness. More
Omega Institute Did You Play Today?
"We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing." While it's unclear exactly who coined this phrase, it's a sentiment worth taking to heart. Play is an essential part of life. But what exactly is it? Like art, we know it when we see and experience it. More
Omega Institute Living a Life of Awareness & Acceptance
Most people do not live in a cloistered monastery in the middle of nowhere, free to practice awareness in solitude. They, like you, live in a community—where the people they love and the noise of the world attempt to hook their attention in every possible way. Even those who do live in an ashram or a monastery, a space created almost exclusively for practicing awareness, will tell you that their world is far from being distraction-free. So, regardless of where you are, coming into and out of awareness is a universal human condition. More
Working Your Edge: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2
Omega: You have a very disciplined approach to your writing, but your meditation practice has ebbed and flowed. What is the growing edge in your spiritual practice?  Elizabeth: I keep trying. I really do. I kind of feel like the smoker who has quit 90 times, but I have optimism that one of these days I'm going to get it. More
Omega Institute Be a Source of Joy: An Interview With Bonnie St. John, Part 1
An Interview With Bonnie St. John, Part 1
Omega: You once said, “What you do when everything goes right doesn’t tell me who you are. It’s what you do after disaster that shows your character most.” How do you define this boldness in your own life? More
Omega Institute Women: See Yourself as Leaders: An Interview With Bonnie St. John, Part 2
An Interview With Bonnie St. John, Part 2
Omega: When you think about the women you interviewed for your book How Great Women Lead, written with your daughter Darcy Deane, do you see any one trait, characteristic, or belief they all have in common? More
Omega Institute Living an Engaged Life: An Interview With Tara Brach, Part 1
An Interview With Tara Brach, Part 1
Omega: What motivated you to begin meditating? Tara: There were two reasons. First, I had the sense I needed to improve myself. I thought meditation would diminish the parts of me I didn’t like and I'd become a more perfect and awake person. I don't know where I got that idea, but I worked really hard at it. I would go to different teachers and they would say, "Just relax, it's okay," but I would then take that on as the next way to improve myself. More
Omega Institute How to Embrace Presence in Body & Mind: An Interview With Tara Brach, Part 2
An Interview With Tara Brach, Part 2
Omega: We seem to have an uneasy relationship with the body in Western culture. We are especially averse to pain, discomfort, and aging. How can we learn to be more at home in the body no matter our physical condition? More
Mercury is currently retrograde in Gemini, making several contacts to Neptune in Pisces. Mercury is the worldly god of technology and communication. Neptune is the worldly god of the imagination, deception, dreams, and intoxicating substances. Put them together in the digital environment and we are likely to get some observable effects, or rather, effects worth observing. Mercury retrogrades are a time to pay attention and tune into the environment; the challenges make that environment more noticeable, and your responses to it easier to feel. More

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