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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 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
Omega Institute The Open Secret by Elizabeth Lesser
Are You Hiding From True Happiness?
Open Secret Learn the alchemytrue human beings know.The moment you acceptwhat troubles you've been given,the door will open.—Rumi     Jelalluddin Rumi wrote poems so alive and clear that even today—eight centuries later—they shimmer with freshness. More
Omega Institute Soul to Soul in Life by Ram Dass
An Interview With Ram Dass, Part 1
Lois: Your book, Polishing the Mirror, reminds us to live from our spiritual heart, which is a regular ongoing practice. What is the most important thing that you are learning as you continue to "polish" your own "mirror"? Ram Dass: I’m learning about love. I’m learning that God is love. That all things—like trees and cars and everything—are made of love. And that I am made of love. That’s radiance. It’s insight. I’m learning how to identify with my soul rather than my ego. So the soul is just love, love, love. More
Omega Institute Soul to Soul at Work by Ram Dass
An Interview With Ram Dass, Part 2
Lois: What do you think is the most important work for organizations like Omega to focus on now? Ram Dass: Compassion! Compassion and making one’s work karma yoga; doing one’s work as a vehicle for getting to God. And that will be wonderful. I remember my own thing about Omega, which I like to say: There are two institutions in one. One institution is for the participants and one institution is for the staff, and they are coming to a school for their spiritual development. Wow! More
Omega Institute Writers Can Change the World: An Interview With Erica Jong
An Interview with Erica Jong
Omega: How can writing help the future of feminism? More
Omega Institute Dancing Meditation 101
What it is: Dancing meditation helps you cultivate a sense of oneness as you focus on the music and rhythms of the dance. The practice can be quiet and meditative or ecstatic, rhythmic, and trance-inducing. Some forms of dancing meditation encourage you to interact with others, sing, or make noise as you dance.   More
Omega Institute What’s Your Greatest Spiritual Lesson? by Brian Weiss
Omega: What’s your greatest spiritual lesson so far and what advice do you have for those going through difficult times now? Brian: It gets back to that knowledge that we are not just the body or the brain. We are spiritual beings. We are always being reunited or reconnected. Our physical forms may change. You are like an actor on a stage at the end of a play; we go offstage, but then we come back. More

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