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09/04/2015 to 09/07/2015
The Yoga of Voice

Join us for our 11th annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/07/2015 to 09/08/2015
Krishna Das

This special Labor Day Ecstatic Chant takes place on Monday, September 7, from 2:30 p.m.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/07/2015 to 09/11/2015
Jules Febre

Jivamukti Yoga® Immersion takes you deeper into the study of Jivamukti Yoga and its five tenets: nonviolence, devotion, meditation, scripture, and music.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2015
Krishna Das
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Join Krishna Das for this one-day chanting retreat and devotional practice. This is a special opportunity to study with one of the foremost devotional singers in the world.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/11/2015 to 09/18/2015
Adyashanti
A 7-Night Silent Retreat With Adyashanti

The call of retreat leads us away from the common path of the consensus reality of this confused world and attunes our spirit toward new vistas of unity and love.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/18/2015 to 09/20/2015
Shelley Berc
Practical Techniques to Ignite Your Creativity

This workshop has been cancelled.

You are creative by nature, and your creative style is as unique as your DNA.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/18/2015 to 09/20/2015
Rina Jakubowicz
The Basics & Beyond

This workshop has been cancelled.

Rina Jakubowicz, author of Choose Peace, invites you to join her for a joyful weekend learning the basics of yoga from the physical to the philosophy.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/18/2015 to 09/20/2015
Daniel P. Barbezat

Supported by the efforts of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, faculty, staff, and administrators at colleges and universities nationwide are integrating contemplative practices into a wide variety of courses, programs, and services—fro

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/20/2015 to 09/25/2015
Carol Robin
An Open Dialogue of Discovery

Cosponsored by UWHA! 

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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09/04/2015 to 09/07/2015
The Yoga of Voice

Join us for our 11th annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/07/2015 to 09/08/2015
Krishna Das

This special Labor Day Ecstatic Chant takes place on Monday, September 7, from 2:30 p.m.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/07/2015 to 09/11/2015
Jules Febre

Jivamukti Yoga® Immersion takes you deeper into the study of Jivamukti Yoga and its five tenets: nonviolence, devotion, meditation, scripture, and music.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2015
Krishna Das
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Join Krishna Das for this one-day chanting retreat and devotional practice. This is a special opportunity to study with one of the foremost devotional singers in the world.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/11/2015 to 09/18/2015
Adyashanti
A 7-Night Silent Retreat With Adyashanti

The call of retreat leads us away from the common path of the consensus reality of this confused world and attunes our spirit toward new vistas of unity and love.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/18/2015 to 09/20/2015
Shelley Berc
Practical Techniques to Ignite Your Creativity

This workshop has been cancelled.

You are creative by nature, and your creative style is as unique as your DNA.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/18/2015 to 09/20/2015
Rina Jakubowicz
The Basics & Beyond

This workshop has been cancelled.

Rina Jakubowicz, author of Choose Peace, invites you to join her for a joyful weekend learning the basics of yoga from the physical to the philosophy.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/18/2015 to 09/20/2015
Daniel P. Barbezat

Supported by the efforts of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, faculty, staff, and administrators at colleges and universities nationwide are integrating contemplative practices into a wide variety of courses, programs, and services—fro

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/20/2015 to 09/25/2015
Carol Robin
An Open Dialogue of Discovery

Cosponsored by UWHA! 

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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12/18/2013 to 12/31/2015
4-Part Video & Downloadable Audio Series

12/18/2013 to 12/31/2015
4-Part Video & Downloadable Audio Series

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

Change the energy that surrounds you, find the harmony that comes with self-acceptance, and discover your life’s purpose in Panache Desai's new book, Discovering Your Soul Signature: A

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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Holistic Life Foundation cofounder Andres Gonzalez explains the importance of perspective and how a sense of interconnectedness can be fostered in youth in unique and healthy ways. Watch the full Omega Unscripted talk: Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Youth   Learn more about the Holistic Life Foundation   More
Every day you see, hear, and experience new things. But can old dogs learn new tricks? Pema Chödrön has the answer.   Learn more about Pema Chödrön   Pema Chödrön is also teaching the Online Retreat: Making Friends With Your Mind, October 2-4.     More
If you could actually see what you do with your mind, and see its effect on your life, what would that look like? Watch as Pema Chödrön shares a fitting image.   Learn more about Pema Chödrön   Pema Chödrön is also teaching the Online Retreat: Making Friends With Your Mind, October2-4.     More
What’s next for HLF? Watch Holistic Life Foundation cofounder Ali Smith talk about the approaches and plans to help train youth to bring mindfulness, yoga, and leadership skills to their own communities. More
Looking for a quick chant experience? Watch this short clip of Grammy Award-nominee Krishna Das and his kirtan band.   Join Krishna Das and Friends for Fall Chant, September 4-7   Explore more about Krishna Das   More
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.      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
Intuitive psychic Danielle MacKinnon, author of Soul Contracts, talks about how to identify and release the hidden blocks in your life to help you create the life you’ve always wanted.   Learn more about Danielle MacKinnon   More

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Use What You Know
In astrology, Jupiter represents style trends, among many other things. The largest of the planets (1,200 times the size of Earth) orbits our Sun in about 12 years, exerting so much gravity on our central star that the Sun oscillates as Jupiter tugs on it. By the way, you can tell that to anyone who claims that the obstetrician exerts more gravity on the newborn baby than does Jupiter (by which logic astrology cannot possibly be true). I've never seen a doctor cause a star to wobble. More
Omega Institute Finding Gratitude in a Painful Moment by Monique Lang
We were two-thirds of the way to the top of Mount Washington when my right leg gave out. My friend Marc and I had planned this hike on the summer solstice for over a year. So we decided to do the climb even though it was drizzling, which it turned out, meant we could not stop as we became too chilled. I was soaked through and through (even through my rain gear), borderline hypothermic, and in major pain. Yet there was no solution except to keep going. More
Omega Institute Making Anger Work for You by Joe Weston
Not all aggression looks the same. Any act, word, or gesture that pierces through into someone else’s personal space and causes the other to feel unsafe, threatened, or hurt is considered aggression. That could be a look, shouting, pulling a gun, or ignoring someone. More
Omega Institute Miso Vegetable Soup: A Cooking Meditation by Suzanne Boothby
A Cooking Meditation
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh sums up Zen practice with these few words: “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” In our busy lives, it's not uncommon to rush when preparing (and eating) a meal. But miso loses healthful enzymes and its aroma when boiled, so rushing is not the best strategy. Warming the soup slowly and gently requires mindful attention, which is the perfect opportunity to take Thich Nhat Hanh's advice. More
Omega Institute Walking Meditation 101
What: Walking meditation involves focusing on the physical sensations of every step you take, sometimes in coordination with the breath. Examples: The Zen Buddhist practice of kinhin; the Native American vision quest; Kundalini Yoga's breathwalk practice; the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist practice of parikrama; and the Christian practice of walking a labyrinth. More
Omega Institute Devotional Meditation & Prayer 101
What: Devotional meditation and prayer can help you cultivate a closer relationship with the divine. The practice typically takes place through spontaneous conversation with a higher power, a formalized method of prayer, or a meditation practice that is performed with an attitude of devotion. More
Omega Institute Communicate From the Heart by Joe Weston
Choose a Good Time & Location Do this exercise when you are alone or around people who can respect your need for focus and silence. Find a place to do this where there is enough space around you. Start With the Basic Sitting Pose More
Omega Institute Visualization Meditation 101
What: Visual meditation is used in many spiritual traditions, including yoga, Taoism, Christianity, and Tibetan Buddhism, as well as in secular and therapeutic settings.  There are two primary forms of visual meditation. One is internal visualization, during which you focus on a mental image of a color, symbol, object, place, or situation. Two is gazing meditation, during which you stare at a fixed object (such as a tree, candle flame, or statue of a deity) to focus your mind. More

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