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06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
Rosary O'Neill
Under the guidance of acclaimed playwright Rosary O’Neill, we craft our own monologue, the story of our life. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Maia Danziger
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art
Relax & Write With Maia Danziger, drawing on and articulating thoughts that lie deep within. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Shivanter Singh
40 Years in the Kitchen With Shivanter & Taylor
Nourish your body and excite your palate with this fun, hands-on cooking workshop with Shivanter Singh and Taylor Foster. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Dana James
In this women’s retreat, three experts help you gain insight into the most important relationships in your life—your relationship with food, intimate partners, and yourself. More
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. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Alex Grey
Through illustrated talks, vision practices, and group interaction, we empower the process of bringing our heart’s iconography to outer form. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Nick Flynn
In this workshop with acclaimed poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn, we learn to access life's deeper mysteries, and embody them in our memoirs. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2015 to 06/28/2015
Jackie Ottino Graf
An Exploration of Natural Dyes
In this fun, hands-on workshop with fiber artist Jackie Ottino Graf, we are introduced to the thrill and challenge of natural dyeing. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Lynda Greenberg
Based on the pioneering work of Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Lynda Greenberg helps you develop the skills necessary to draw with confidence. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Diana Zuckerman
Immerse yourself in the language and cultures of Spain and Latin America in this Spanish Language Immersion for Beginners workshop. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
Rosary O'Neill
Under the guidance of acclaimed playwright Rosary O’Neill, we craft our own monologue, the story of our life. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Maia Danziger
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art
Relax & Write With Maia Danziger, drawing on and articulating thoughts that lie deep within. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Shivanter Singh
40 Years in the Kitchen With Shivanter & Taylor
Nourish your body and excite your palate with this fun, hands-on cooking workshop with Shivanter Singh and Taylor Foster. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Dana James
In this women’s retreat, three experts help you gain insight into the most important relationships in your life—your relationship with food, intimate partners, and yourself. More
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. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Alex Grey
Through illustrated talks, vision practices, and group interaction, we empower the process of bringing our heart’s iconography to outer form. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Nick Flynn
In this workshop with acclaimed poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn, we learn to access life's deeper mysteries, and embody them in our memoirs. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2015 to 06/28/2015
Jackie Ottino Graf
An Exploration of Natural Dyes
In this fun, hands-on workshop with fiber artist Jackie Ottino Graf, we are introduced to the thrill and challenge of natural dyeing. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Lynda Greenberg
Based on the pioneering work of Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Lynda Greenberg helps you develop the skills necessary to draw with confidence. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Diana Zuckerman
Immerse yourself in the language and cultures of Spain and Latin America in this Spanish Language Immersion for Beginners workshop. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Omega Teen Camp is an experience like no other! Our summer camp is about fun, connection, self-awareness, and self-expression. We are all about creating a fun, safe, and loving place for you to be exactly who you are. Explore more about Omega Teen Camp.   More
In this short documentary—shot over three days at Omega, in Rhinebeck, New York—calligrapher Alok Hsu Kwang-han leads one of his workshops and discusses the power and definition of art.   Explore more from Alok Hsu Kwang-han.   More
Distinguished writer and commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Nancy Slonim Aronie says that there is so much judgment in so many areas of our life—our jobs, our schools, our relationships—that the most important part of the creative process is creating a safe, writing environment. Explore more from Nancy Slonim Aronie   More
Experience the extraordinary physical exhilaration of flying and catching on the trapeze in a fun and supportive environment. Discover why Peter Gold's workshop transforms the flying trapeze into a metaphor for life.   Explore more from Peter Gold         More
Omega cofounder Stephan Rechtschaffen shares why Ecstatic Chant has the communal power to elevate people to a place of positivity and presence by joining voices together to sing and chant the many names for God from around the globe.   Learn more about Stephan Rechtschaffen.     More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, reveals why the search to find meaning in our lives is the primary motivator to experience creativity, but not necessarily pain-free. Explore more about Eric Maisel: eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, discusses what you can expect from attending his Deep Writing Workshop at Omega Institute. Explore more about Eric Maisel: eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, explains why a morning practice will change your creative life by bringing meaning and purpose to every day. Explore more about Eric Maisel: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, discusses the importance of including spontaneity and fun as well as discipline in your creative approach. Explore more about Eric Maisel: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band are known for their high energy, uplifting, kirtan sound, merging mantras, rock, funk, and world grooves steeped in their New Orleans roots. They inspire people to sing, dance, and joyfully celebrate in this performance of the song "Unity (Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu)." See Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band perform at the Being Yoga Conference Retreat.   More

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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 3 Ways to Use Social Media to Feel More Connected
The digital age isn’t just about posting selfies or broadcasting your every thought. Since the launch of the first social network site, Friendster, in 2002, millions of people have logged onto social media to connect with others. Today, it’s one of the major ways we stay connected to the people we care about. More
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 Very Red Tomato & Beet Soup by Sharon Gannon
Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 large fresh beets, peeled and choppedOne 22-ounce can or jar of tomato sauce2-to-3 cups of water, depending on desired consistencySalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteTofu sour cream (optional), for serving Directions More
Omega Institute Hallelujah by Carlos Andrés Gómez
Eight months shy of a hundred. And still filled with the wonderment of a child. My grandmother is a revelation tumbling in on itself. Songs and secrets snaked into the creases of her smile.Her 63-year-old hunch is washing dishes in the sink. Her knees in 2nd grade tear through the living room like a derailed train car.Prayer-swollen hips from her wedding photos call up to a rosary, ask for life. And I am molded clay from the hands with which she now holds my chubby face. I am small  and curious.  More
Omega Institute Love Poem to My Younger Self by Carlos Andrés Gómez
Everything inside of you was floodlit, infiniteas daybreak. You were boisterous and bold,sensitive and soft, arms open to anything that would hold you. You were a cascadeof offerings. A toothy, overbite smilethat, even with headgear on, could not be dimmed if you tried. And you criedat the end of the movie ET like that littlealien was your best friend or, at least, the family More
Omega Institute Sharon's Amazing Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Serves 15 to 20 people, depending on serving cup size. Ingredients More
Omega Institute Weaving the Threads of Peace
The Omega Peace Quilt Project
The Omega Peace Quilt is an annual seasonal community project led by fabric artist Helema Kadir. The results are always unique, beautiful, and meaningful. Each quilt is an original piece of fabric art and community folk craft with a coloful message of peace stitched into each square.  More

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