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01/31/2015 to 02/07/2015
Melissa Blacker
A Retreat in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Location:
Costa Rica
02/22/2015 to 03/01/2015
A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat
Learn MBSR from cocreator Saki F. Santorelli and others in this 7-day professional training. More
Location:
San Jose, CA
04/15/2015 to 04/19/2015
A Retreat for Veterans Living With Post-Traumatic Stress: Open to Veterans, Their Families & Friends
In this retreat exploring the Costs of War, Claude AnShin Thomas leads veterans in different meditations as a path to healing. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Pre-Teen Years (Ages 10–12)
Sil Reynolds and Eliza Reynolds teach mothers and daughters (ages 10-12) new ways of being together in mutual respect and love. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
A Role-Playing Adventure for Grown-Ups
Imagine a world where heroes and villians engage in a never-ending battle. Now imagine yourself in this world--you have entered the Wayfinder Experience role-playing adventure for adults! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
01/31/2015 to 02/07/2015
Melissa Blacker
A Retreat in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Location:
Costa Rica
02/22/2015 to 03/01/2015
A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat
Learn MBSR from cocreator Saki F. Santorelli and others in this 7-day professional training. More
Location:
San Jose, CA
04/15/2015 to 04/19/2015
A Retreat for Veterans Living With Post-Traumatic Stress: Open to Veterans, Their Families & Friends
In this retreat exploring the Costs of War, Claude AnShin Thomas leads veterans in different meditations as a path to healing. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Pre-Teen Years (Ages 10–12)
Sil Reynolds and Eliza Reynolds teach mothers and daughters (ages 10-12) new ways of being together in mutual respect and love. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
A Role-Playing Adventure for Grown-Ups
Imagine a world where heroes and villians engage in a never-ending battle. Now imagine yourself in this world--you have entered the Wayfinder Experience role-playing adventure for adults! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
12/18/2013 to 12/16/2014
4-Part Video & Downloadable Audio Series
12/18/2013 to 12/16/2014
4-Part Video & Downloadable Audio Series
06/04/2014
Talk & Book Reading With Panache Desai
07/19/2014
Elizabeth Lesser, Panache Desai, and Brian Weiss discuss how, in these modern times, we can live a soulful life. More
09/26/2014 to 11/29/2014
Pema Chödrön
Pema Chödrön With Dale Asrael
Enjoy an online retreat with one of America's favorite Buddhist and meditation teachers, Pema Chodron, from the comfort of your own home. 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.    Explore more from Pema Chödrön   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
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
Contemporary thought leader Panache Desai reveals the importance of redefining what it means to be a human being by embracing and accepting everything about yourself in order to tap into your infinite potential. More

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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. Examples: Spiritually inspired martial arts such as tai chi and qigong; vinyasa and other types of meditative yoga; walking meditation; and dancing meditation. More
Omega Institute Koans: One With the Question by Melissa 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
If you made it through this much of 2014, you experienced some of the most wrenching astrology in recent memory. The cardinal grand cross of January and April, combined with Mars retrograde and some strategically placed eclipses, earned most of the current year the rating of whiplash machine. More
Omega Institute Navigating the Holidays While in Recovery: More Compassion & Less Stress Are Key
More Compassion & Less Stress Are Key
While the holidays can be joyful and exciting, they can also be overwhelming and stressful, especially for those in recovery. Whether you feel the pressure to party or are confronting feelings of loneliness, cultivating more compassion and managing stress levels can help keep relapse at bay. Cultivate Self-Compassion More
Omega Institute Exercise Your Joy Muscle
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions, says the Dalai Lama.  Many experts and spiritual teachers tell us that happiness, or joy, is a choice that we make. In fact, research shows you can get happy in seconds once you have found the right tools. Try a few of these simple exercises to help boost your mood and feel more joy each day. More

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