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08/01/2014 to 08/03/2014
Shannon Kring
Food for the Soul
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/01/2014 to 08/03/2014
Ira Wood
How to Master the Craft of Writing Memoirs & Autobiographical Fiction
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/03/2014 to 08/08/2014
Calling All Directors, Animators & Film Makers!
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/03/2014 to 08/08/2014
Harmony, Joy & Healing Through Song
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/03/2014 to 08/08/2014
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure for Teens
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/03/2014 to 08/08/2014
Trusting Your Own Creative Spirit
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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08/01/2014 to 08/03/2014
Shannon Kring
Food for the Soul
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/01/2014 to 08/03/2014
Ira Wood
How to Master the Craft of Writing Memoirs & Autobiographical Fiction
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/03/2014 to 08/08/2014
Calling All Directors, Animators & Film Makers!
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/03/2014 to 08/08/2014
Harmony, Joy & Healing Through Song
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/03/2014 to 08/08/2014
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure for Teens
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/03/2014 to 08/08/2014
Trusting Your Own Creative Spirit
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Always a creative powerhouse, 10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin leads the audience in this Day of Song performance.   Learn more about Bobby McFerrin   Sing with Bobby McFerrin at Omega     More
In this archive footage, master teacher Olatunji and his West African dancers and drummers presented an unforgettable workshop experience at Omega in 1998. July 06, 2014 – July 11     More
Throughout her life, the late Maya Angelou was hailed as a global renaissance woman. She was a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.   Back in 2004, Maya Angelou offered these inspiring words at the Omega Women & Power conference.   Learn more about Maya Angelou     More
Omega Teen Camp is a fun, vibrant, and inclusive community dedicated to helping teenagers gain personal power and increase self-esteem while developing deep and lasting friendships. Teens from all walks of life come together to try new things, learn cool stuff, and create memories to last a lifetime.   Explore more about Omega Teen Camp   More
While leading a workshop at Omega, Zen calligrapher Alok Hsu Kwang-han discusses “Zen as art, art as Zen,” and creates an inspiring Zen portrait of one aspect of Omega’s mission statement.   Explore more from Alok Hsu Kwang-han   More
For more than 30 years, Daniel Mack has worked with wood and natural materials as an artist, furniture maker, and architectural consultant. He teaches how to work with rustic materials as an artistic path of honoring the unseen.   Daniel Mack is teaching Working Rustic July 6–11, 2014.   More
Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience™ Team bring the joy, exhilaration, and satisfaction of flying on the trapeze to anyone willing to try. Watch as student Chrissa Pullicino tries the trapeze for the first time. Learn more about Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience™ Team More
Krista Vernoff, former executive producer and main writer of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" speaks about her experiences as Omega Seasonal Staff, how she came to be a writer at Omega, and how artists struggle without any support in our contemporary world.   More
Stewart Cubley is the co-author of "Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression". He has traveled throughout the world for more than 30 years working with individuals and groups to access the potential within the human heart and imagination. Explore more from Stewart Cubley More
A grandmaster of the American Tarot Association, Mary K. Greer is a member of numerous tarot organizations, and is featured at tarot conferences and symposia around the world. Greer also has a wide following in the women’s and pagan communities for her work in women’s spirituality and magic. An Arch Priestess-Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis, she is founder of the Iseum of Isis Aurea. More

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Omega Institute Mint Chocolate Snack Balls by Jon Gabriel
Try these superfood snacks midmorning or midafternoon to avoid hunger cravings, keep your blood sugar stable, and nourish your body. These tasty, extremely nutritious snack balls are loaded with protein, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. There are no grains, gluten, or processed sugars. Kids love them, too! More
Omega Institute What Is Kirtan? by Ram Dass
The Names of God or praises of God can be sung as well as spoken. Often, when your heart wells up, singing alone expresses the fullness of your love for God. As you sing the Name repeatedly, the rhythm and melody fan your emotions. If this ecstasy is heightened, distinctions begin to fall away until only love, only the beloved, remain. More
Omega Institute One Answer by Marta Szabo
In front of Natvar on the floor was a shiny wooden rectangular box with a short keyboard—black and white keys like on a small piano. On the other side of the masking-tape aisle sat Mark cross-legged in front of an oblong drum, the kind with two circles of stretched leather on either side and a hollow egg of wood in between. More
Omega Institute How to Start Your Memoir
Brené Brown, known for her groundbreaking research on vulnerability, shame, courage, and authenticity, says that our happiness depends on our willingness to make ourselves vulnerable. By this definition, memoir writers must be very happy people. More
Omega Institute What I Got: A Moment of Silence on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
A Moment of Silence on the Pacific Crest Trail
As I hiked, I tried to force myself not to think about the things that hurt—my shoulders and upper back, my feet and hips—but I succeeded for only short bursts of time. As I traversed the eastern flank of Mount Jenkins, I paused several times to take in vast views of the desert that spread east below me to the vanishing point. By afternoon I had come to a rockslide and stopped. I looked up the mountain and followed the slide with my eyes all the way down. More
Omega Institute Diaries, Journals & Memoirs by Frances Lefkowitz
“You seem so... fine,” a woman tells me after my bookstore reading, a stunned look on her face. The girl she’d read about in my memoir got into a car with a stranger at age 8, dropped acid at 12, and got evicted with her family twice before she was 13—and she had all the anger, despair, and attitude to prove it. Now here I was, all grown up, and doing fine. When people who’ve read my memoir meet me in person, they often get that stunned look. And then, in the Q&A after the reading, they ask, “Was writing your memoir therapeutic?” More
Omega Institute Make Your Own Condiments by Suzanne Boothby
No summer table is complete without the three major condiments: ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise. The standard versions of these favorites come in plastic bottles and usually contain sugar and high fructose corn syrup along with soybean oil—a partially hydrogenated vegetable oil that has been shown to raise bad cholesterol levels and contribute to inflammation and insulin resistance. More

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