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06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
The Painting Experience
Explore the world of spontaneous creation in this expressive painting workshop with Stewart Cubley and Staff. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art
Relax & Write With Maia Danziger, drawing on and articulating thoughts that lie deep within. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
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
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
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
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
Immerse yourself in the language and cultures of Spain and Latin America in this Spanish Language Immersion for Beginners workshop. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Jimmie Dale Gilmore teaches songwriting as a tool for self-discovery to beginning and advanced students. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2015 to 07/05/2015
In Advanced Songwriting with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, participants more deeply explore songwriting as a tool for self-discovery. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Green Tara
Create your own thangka of Green Tara, the most important female Buddha, in this Arts Week retreat with Carmen Mensink. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
The Power of Process
Face your creative roadblocks and make art fun again in this expressive abstract painting workshop with Jane Davies. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
The Painting Experience
Explore the world of spontaneous creation in this expressive painting workshop with Stewart Cubley and Staff. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art
Relax & Write With Maia Danziger, drawing on and articulating thoughts that lie deep within. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
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
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
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
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
Immerse yourself in the language and cultures of Spain and Latin America in this Spanish Language Immersion for Beginners workshop. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Jimmie Dale Gilmore teaches songwriting as a tool for self-discovery to beginning and advanced students. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2015 to 07/05/2015
In Advanced Songwriting with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, participants more deeply explore songwriting as a tool for self-discovery. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Green Tara
Create your own thangka of Green Tara, the most important female Buddha, in this Arts Week retreat with Carmen Mensink. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
The Power of Process
Face your creative roadblocks and make art fun again in this expressive abstract painting workshop with Jane Davies. 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 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 staff 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
Omega Institute Save Your Seeds
For most gardeners, the season begins in late winter when seed catalogs arrive in the mail featuring backyard crops like ornamental kale, watermelon radish, and heirloom tomatoes. Growing plants from seed allows you to start your garden early by germinating seeds inside and offers a larger selection of herbs and vegetables to choose from. More
Omega Institute Reishi Mushroom Tea
Reishi mushrooms, also known as "mushrooms of immortality," contain polysaccharides called beta-glucans that can help stimulate the immune system, prevent tumor growth, and lower blood pressure. One way to use this medicinal mushroom is to make a decoction, or tea.  More
Omega Institute Dance Your Way to Connection
People connect to spirit in different ways. Some sit on a meditation cushion and seek stillness, while others move wildly and let their arms shake and feet stomp. More
Omega Institute Kirtan: A New Healing Tool for Veterans?
When you picture a kirtan enthusiast in your mind’s eye, do you think of a retired American sniper who did three tours in Iraq? What about a former female sergeant who’s struggling with lung injuries, rage, and post-traumatic stress?  Some veterans are discovering that kirtan—a call-and-response form of mantra chanting that originated in India—is helping them cope with conditions such as PTSD and re-entry into civilian life. More
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! Makes approximately 18 balls   Ingredients 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 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

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