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01/09/2016 to 01/16/2016
Joan Halifax Roshi

This week at Omega Costa Rica, you can explore a contemporary approach to Buddhism or prepare for the next exciting stage of life.

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Costa Rica
01/16/2016 to 01/23/2016

In week 2, you can learn to rest in stillness, discover your true self through writing, or experience spiritual memoir as a healing path.

Location:
Costa Rica
01/23/2016 to 01/30/2016
John Perkins

This week, you can experience a revolution of consciousness, explore relationship as a spiritual practice, or tap into your unconscious to free the writer within.

Location:
Costa Rica
01/30/2016 to 02/06/2016
Mark A. Hyman

In week 4, you can learn to achieve optimal health and wellness, unlock your erotic intelligence, or find ways to become more resilient.

Location:
Costa Rica
02/06/2016 to 02/13/2016
Melissa Myozen Blacker
A Retreat in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

February 6–13, 2016

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Costa Rica

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01/16/2016 to 01/23/2016

In week 2, you can learn to rest in stillness, discover your true self through writing, or experience spiritual memoir as a healing path.

Location:
Costa Rica
01/23/2016 to 01/30/2016
John Perkins

This week, you can experience a revolution of consciousness, explore relationship as a spiritual practice, or tap into your unconscious to free the writer within.

Location:
Costa Rica
01/30/2016 to 02/06/2016
Mark A. Hyman

In week 4, you can learn to achieve optimal health and wellness, unlock your erotic intelligence, or find ways to become more resilient.

Location:
Costa Rica
02/06/2016 to 02/13/2016
Melissa Myozen Blacker
A Retreat in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

February 6–13, 2016

Location:
Costa Rica

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A pioneer in the field of mindfulness and education, Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, discusses meditation, the ancient science of breath, mind, heart and body. Learn more about Daniel Rechtschaffen: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/b670b2dad07ccd8f9825ee88085ba8c3/ More
Sierra Bender is an internationally acclaimed women’s advocate, founder of the Boot Camp for Goddesses®. She reveals a new way for women to understand their power by reconnecting to their spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical needs. Explore more from Sierra Bender   More
The founder of Amrit Yoga Institute and Ayurveda Wellness Center and an internationally recognized authority on yoga and holistic living, Yogi Amrit Desai is widely acknowledged for carrying the authentic voice of yoga throughout the world. In this video, he explains the meaning of the meditation and relaxation technique, yoga nidra. Learn more about Yogi Amrit Desai: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/d522ba946a32123598a50e344eef2599/ More
Internationally known vinyasa flow yoga teacher and spiritual activist, Seane Corn shares her belief that we are all connected and interdependent. The way to co-create and evolve in our lives may mean that what we are most afraid of may happen in order to become our greatest healing. Explore more from Seane Corn     More
Spiritual life counselor, Iyanla Vanzant reveals that the root of all suffering and craziness comes from the human desire to stay separated from your divine source rather than accepting how deeply connected you are to everyone else. Learn more about Iyanla Vanzant: http://www.eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/a71edaf67245af7d35051ff29d36eae2/ More
Spiritual life counselor, Iyanla Vanzant reveals the importance of recognizing that you come from some place that much bigger than you, that gives you life and breath. Regardless of whether you call this place God or the Divine, your calling is to find the best way to be in relationship with your source. Learn more about Iyanla Vanzant: http://www.eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/a71edaf67245af7d35051ff29d36eae2/ More
Spiritual life counselor Iyanla Vanzant reveals why conscious breathing is the best way to reconnect to the divine part of you that exists without any trauma or drama. Explore more from Iyanla Vanzant   More
Spiritual life counselor, Iyanla Vanzant shares why every relationship you have is a reflection of the relationship you are having with yourself. Explore more from Iyanla Vanzant   More
Recognized as the “First Lady of Yoga”, Lilias Folan offers a quick and easy demonstration of yoga-based stretches you can do when you're stuck at your desk or at the airport. Explore more from Lilias Folan   More
Lilias Folan: Getting Started with Yoga
Recognized as the “First Lady of Yoga”, Lilias Folan is regarded as one of America’s most knowledgeable and respected master yoga teachers. Steeped in many different yoga traditions, she relies strongly on her own personal experience and intuition to guide her teaching. Explore more from Lilias Folan More

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Omega Institute Chanting Meditation 101
What: Chanting meditation is a musical practice during which you sing or chant sacred mantras, phrases, and/or songs, often accompanied by live instruments. Some practices sing or chant in unison; others follow a call-and-response format. Types: Kirtan (in the yoga, Sikh, and Hindu traditions), Buddhist chanting, and Gregorian chant. More
Omega Institute Quiet Your Mind, Heal the World by Jack Kornfield
Make Your Life a Zone of Peace
In some form, the vision of the bodhisattva is celebrated in every culture. We revere the figures of Saint Francis and Kwan Yin, and we take public inspiration from the medical mission of Albert Schweitzer in Africa and Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. More
Omega Institute Nature Meditation 101
What: During nature meditation, you focus on one or more of the following: the sights, sounds, smells, or even the taste or feel of nature. Although nature meditation is typically performed outdoors, there are also nature-themed guided visualizations you can do indoors. Types: There are a number of ways to meditate with nature, including a sunset meditation, labyrinth meditation, or tree meditation. You can also practice walking meditation and standing meditation outside, or while concentrating on a nature-based theme inside. More
Omega Institute Seeking Higher Self by Beryl Bender Birch
The Journey Within
Yoga is simple. It only takes a little attention, a little practice every day, and soon we realize we have developed a regular practice. We meditate for ten or fifteen minutes every morning; we do a regular asana practice. We use the breathing exercises or a yoga nidra recording to relax and calm the mind. More
Omega: In The Master Key, you wrote that “falling in love has more in common with spiritual illumination that we might think. The difference is that in one case, we awaken alone and in the other, we awaken in mutuality.” But you said that mutual awakening isn't easy. Why do our romantic relationships “feel like heaven in the beginning but then a voyage into hell”? What can we do to keep our relationships healthy and happy for the long term? More
Omega Institute Mindfulness for Everyone
Once relegated to discussions in health food stores or New Age bookstores, today mindfulness is being talked about almost everywhere and by almost everyone. Mindfulness—the practice of bringing nonjudgmental attention to the present moment—can be practiced formally in meditation and informally in life by bringing attention to whatever you're doing as you do it. More
Omega Institute A Mindful Approach to Therapy
Mindfulness is a popular technique for dealing with everyday stress. It is also becoming a more widely used tool in therapy as research begins to accumulate indicating mindfulness can be as effective as medicine in some cases.  Mindfulness meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as paying attention in a particular way—on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment. More
Omega Institute Connect With Nature to Connect With Yourself
3 Easy Outdoor Meditations
On many levels we are meant to be in touch with earth and the Earth. Doing so is good for us mentally, physically, and spiritually. More

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