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06/07/2015 to 06/12/2015
Eric Maisel

Ever feel like you’re just going through the motions of life, checking items off an endless to-do list?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
The Painting Experience

Explore the world of spontaneous creation—a transformative journey into the unexpected where no rules apply.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
Rosary O'Neill

The monologue is one of the most powerful tools of the theater. Handled poorly, it can break the spell of the production, but a monologue done well is a virtuoso performance.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Maia Danziger
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art

Are you a new or established writer struggling to tap into your creative well? The Relax & Write™ method proves the blank page is nothing to fear.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Shivanter Singh
40 Years in the Kitchen With Shivanter & Taylor

Nourish your body, excite your palate, and supercharge your mind with high-frequency foods in this fun, hands-on cooking workshop.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Dana James

Are you longing to feel deeply connected to your true self, and more at home in your body? Do you desire to feel loved, heard, and understood in your intimate relationships?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Fred Poole
Reclaiming Our Stories

Authors Fred Poole and Marta Szabo create a studio where writers bring their most important stories to life, even those that seem too complex to tackle.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Alex Grey

Visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey teach painting and drawing from the wellspring of divine imagination. In this workshop, artists at any level of experience create from the sacred ground and the mystic eye.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Nick Flynn

When first approaching the idea of writing our memoir, says acclaimed poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn, we often write what we believe is our unique autobiography—but as we press on, we discover that our story

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2015 to 06/28/2015
Jackie Ottino Graf
An Exploration of Natural Dyes

People have been using natural substances to color their textiles for thousands of years.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/07/2015 to 06/12/2015
Eric Maisel

Ever feel like you’re just going through the motions of life, checking items off an endless to-do list?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
The Painting Experience

Explore the world of spontaneous creation—a transformative journey into the unexpected where no rules apply.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
Rosary O'Neill

The monologue is one of the most powerful tools of the theater. Handled poorly, it can break the spell of the production, but a monologue done well is a virtuoso performance.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Maia Danziger
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art

Are you a new or established writer struggling to tap into your creative well? The Relax & Write™ method proves the blank page is nothing to fear.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Shivanter Singh
40 Years in the Kitchen With Shivanter & Taylor

Nourish your body, excite your palate, and supercharge your mind with high-frequency foods in this fun, hands-on cooking workshop.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Dana James

Are you longing to feel deeply connected to your true self, and more at home in your body? Do you desire to feel loved, heard, and understood in your intimate relationships?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Fred Poole
Reclaiming Our Stories

Authors Fred Poole and Marta Szabo create a studio where writers bring their most important stories to life, even those that seem too complex to tackle.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Alex Grey

Visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey teach painting and drawing from the wellspring of divine imagination. In this workshop, artists at any level of experience create from the sacred ground and the mystic eye.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Nick Flynn

When first approaching the idea of writing our memoir, says acclaimed poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn, we often write what we believe is our unique autobiography—but as we press on, we discover that our story

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2015 to 06/28/2015
Jackie Ottino Graf
An Exploration of Natural Dyes

People have been using natural substances to color their textiles for thousands of years.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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In this video from the PBS News Hour, Omega Poetry Festival faculty Li-Young Lee reads his poem "Descended From Dreamers." Learn more about Li-Young Lee Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival     More
Watch as Omega Poetry Festival faculty Aja Monet reads her poem "Unhurt." Learn more about Aja Monet Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival         More
On PBS, Garrison Keillor introduces Omega Poetry Festival faculty Marie Howe, who reads her poem "The Gate."   Learn more about Marie Howe Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival       More
Watch award-winning poet Nick Flynn from the Omega Poetry Festival as he reads his poem "Haiku (Failed)." Learn more about Nick Flynn Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival   More
Omega Circlesongs Workshop Faculty: I Wanna (featuring Judi Donaghy Vinar with Rhiannon, Dave Worm, Joey Blake, and Bobby McFerrin). The teaching team, led by Judi, offers an improvised mission statement for daily living, as practiced during the Omega Circlesongs Workshop in August 2014. Wanna join the circle in 2015? Space is limited, so register early for Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs.   More
Bobby McFerrin leads 200+ Omega workshop participants in joyful song at the conclusion of Circlesongs 2014. Described as a life-changing journey by attendees, this improvisational singing workshop with Bobby McFerrin invites you to play, sing, and create—in music and in life. Many students make this workshop a yearly ritual. Space is limited. Register today for Circlesongs 2015! More
10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the Circlesongs, uniting more than 60,000 singers in spontaneous improvisation for the closing of the choral festival Day of Song (recorded live in Ruhr, Germany in 2010).   Learn more about Bobby McFerrin     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
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

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Stubborn Gladness: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 1
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 1
Omega: Your forthcoming book, Big Magic, is about creative process. “Stubborn” is a word you evoke to describe your writing practice. But you also “ascend toward stubborn gladness” as a way of being joyful and loving.  What is the relationship between discipline and playfulness? More
Working Your Edge: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2
Omega: You have a very disciplined approach to your writing, but your meditation practice has ebbed and flowed. What is the growing edge in your spiritual practice?  Elizabeth: I keep trying. I really do. I kind of feel like the smoker who has quit 90 times, but I have optimism that one of these days I'm going to get it. More
The Courage to Choose: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 3
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 3
Omega: Women in the 21st century are forging new paths while being held to impossible “women's magazine” standards—“perfection” and “balance” are words you encourage women not to use. The Signature of All Things tells the 19th century life story of a rare, intrepid woman scientist. Do you consider yourself political in your writing? More
Omega Institute The Case for a Planet-Based Diet
How Your Food Choices Impact the Planet
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may be getting ready to shift its dietary guidelines. The USDA updates the guidelines every five years. In preparation for issuing new guidelines later in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has submitted a report to the USDA that recommends eating less meat and more plants.  More
Omega Institute A New Twist to Networking
Move over stuffy hotel conference rooms and name tags. If you want to make connections for your business, it’s time to dance—at 7:00 a.m. A new wave of networking is taking hold, and it has nothing to do with stale bagels or power suits. One of these events is called Daybreaker, which is self-described as “a morning movement that will start your day off unlike anything else.” More
Omega Institute Bring More Mindfulness to Your Writing
Writing is a practice that requires both focus and imagination. Writers must paint details on the page that translate abstract ideas from their mind into readable stories and content. Poet Robert Bly once said, “If we want to create art we have to stitch together the inner world and the outer world.” Mindfulness, which is defined as paying attention to our moment-to-moment experience with nonjudgmental awareness, can do just that. More
Omega Institute Bitter Greens Salad With Walnuts & Cheese by Winnie Abramson
Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as an appetizer. Ingredients More
Omega Institute Wildcrafting as a Way of Life: An Interview With Herbalist Dina Falconi
An Interview With Herbalist Dina Falconi
Omega: Why would someone want to start making their own self-care products? Dina: First of all, it’s really fun. You don’t have to want to do it for any reason other than it’s really fun. Then, there are the deeper issues, which have to deal with self-care in a real way. It’s questioning what our body needs and then looking for simple solutions. This also opens up a world for people who have chemical sensitivity issues. They can custom blend what their body needs and not get headaches or reactivity. More

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