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06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Olympia Dukakis

The Descent of Inanna is a Sumerian myth that tells the story of Inanna, the goddess of heaven and earth, who journeys to save her sister Ereshkigal, queen of the underworld.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Rosary O'Neill
How Narrative Can Reveal Your Soul's Purpose

How can you make the story of your life into a script? How can you do justice to your experiences? Where can you find the depth of understanding and self-expression necessary to capture your unique narrative?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Lynda Barry
An Arts-Based Approach to Academic Writing

Looking for creative ways to bring new life to your research, writing, or academic papers?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Celebrate Your Story in Word & Song

We often find meaning in our life when we share our story with others. But how do we tell our story in a way that captures everything it means to us?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Megha Nancy Buttenheim

The Wild and Wise Women Let Your Yoga Dance® Festival is coming to Omega! The fifth annual multigenerational goddess gathering is where wild and wise women of all ages come together to enjoy each other’s power and grace.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
The Painting Experience

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

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
Lynda Greenberg

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysterious process, reserved for the few who are “talented,” but the work of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has debunked this myth.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
Discover the Gateway to Health & Healing

What if you could easily tune into the wisdom of your body and understand exactly what you need to heal yourself physically, emotionally, and energetically?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Marisa McClellan
How to Can, Process, Infuse & Dehydrate

There are so many misconceptions about home canning and preserving these days. It’s hard. It’s expensive. It requires a ton of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
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

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06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Olympia Dukakis

The Descent of Inanna is a Sumerian myth that tells the story of Inanna, the goddess of heaven and earth, who journeys to save her sister Ereshkigal, queen of the underworld.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Rosary O'Neill
How Narrative Can Reveal Your Soul's Purpose

How can you make the story of your life into a script? How can you do justice to your experiences? Where can you find the depth of understanding and self-expression necessary to capture your unique narrative?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Lynda Barry
An Arts-Based Approach to Academic Writing

Looking for creative ways to bring new life to your research, writing, or academic papers?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Celebrate Your Story in Word & Song

We often find meaning in our life when we share our story with others. But how do we tell our story in a way that captures everything it means to us?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Megha Nancy Buttenheim

The Wild and Wise Women Let Your Yoga Dance® Festival is coming to Omega! The fifth annual multigenerational goddess gathering is where wild and wise women of all ages come together to enjoy each other’s power and grace.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
The Painting Experience

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

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
Lynda Greenberg

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysterious process, reserved for the few who are “talented,” but the work of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has debunked this myth.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
Discover the Gateway to Health & Healing

What if you could easily tune into the wisdom of your body and understand exactly what you need to heal yourself physically, emotionally, and energetically?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Marisa McClellan
How to Can, Process, Infuse & Dehydrate

There are so many misconceptions about home canning and preserving these days. It’s hard. It’s expensive. It requires a ton of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/26/2016 to 07/01/2016
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

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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.Join Steward Cubley for Awakening The Creative, June 19-24, 2016. 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
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, 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

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Omega Institute Wild Fall Pesto by Suzanne Boothby
Pesto is quick to make and versatile in the kitchen. It can be tossed with pasta, used as a base for dipping vegetables, or added to omelets for extra color and zing. You can make pesto with the last of the herbs in the garden and freeze it for enjoyment throughout the colder months. More
Omega Institute Drawing Closer to Nature
Botanical Illustration Brings a Long Tradition to a New Movement
It seems like nearly everything today is digital. For many people, listening to music, watching movies and television, or reading the news takes place solely on digital devices, and often all on the same device. Creating art—photography especially—is often done digitally and shared solely online. Set against the backdrop of this pixelated world is a revived interest in creating things by hand. Botanical illustration is a great case in point. More
Omega Institute 15 Ways to Nurture Your Creativity Today by Shelley Berc
Creativity is a way of living life that embraces originality and makes unique connections between seemingly disparate ideas. Creativity is about living life as a journey into seeing and communicating the extra-ordinariness of the simplest, most every day acts. We often think about creativity as making something, but in fact the root meaning of the word means "to grow." More
Omega Institute Miso Vegetable Soup: A Cooking Meditation by Suzanne Boothby
A Cooking Meditation
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh sums up Zen practice with these few words: “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” In our busy lives, it's not uncommon to rush when preparing (and eating) a meal. But miso loses healthful enzymes and its aroma when boiled, so rushing is not the best strategy. Warming the soup slowly and gently requires mindful attention, which is the perfect opportunity to take Thich Nhat Hanh's advice. More
Omega Institute Visualization Meditation 101
What: Visual meditation is used in many spiritual traditions, including yoga, Taoism, Christianity, and Tibetan Buddhism, as well as in secular and therapeutic settings.  There are two primary forms of visual meditation. One is internal visualization, during which you focus on a mental image of a color, symbol, object, place, or situation. Two is gazing meditation, during which you stare at a fixed object (such as a tree, candle flame, or statue of a deity) to focus your mind. More
Omega Institute Preserving Food Saves Farms & Flavor: An Interview With Marisa McClellan
An Interview With Marisa McClellan
Omega: How did you get started preserving food at home? Marisa: I grew up doing it with my mom. We lived in Portland, Oregon, and had apple trees and blackberry bushes in and around our yard and in the neighborhood. We’d go picking and do a little canning—not tons and tons, but I knew how to do it. When I was in my mid-20s I went blueberry picking one day, and came home with 13 pounds of blueberries. That was the instigator. I canned some jam and I loved it. I wanted to do more, and it just went from there.  More
Omega Institute Brain-Boosting Avocado Smoothie
This simple green smoothie features a secret brain-boosting ingredient: avocado. Unlike many other fruits and vegetables, avocados contain healthy unsaturated fats that help keep your brain cell membranes flexible and protect nerve cells. As a bonus, avocados create a creamy, silky smooth texture much like soft serve ice cream. Try blending this treat today. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients More
Omega Institute Pioneering Media Literacy Activist Jean Kilbourne Is Juno Resident
Jean Kilbourne, internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on images of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising, recently stayed on Omega's campus as a Juno Leadership Resident with the  More
Omega Institute Passage Meditation 101
What: Passage meditation is the act of sitting quietly and reading out loud or mentally repeating a passage from a spiritual book or text. It has been historically practiced in numerous world religions, including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism.  More
Omega Institute Orange Goji Lemonade
Ingredients1 cup goji berries7 cups water (divided)1 cup lemon juice2 pinches salt12 drops orange stevia3 drops orange essential oil DirectionsSoak goji berries for one hour in 2 cups of water. Blend with lemon juice, 2 pinches of salt, and 5 cups of water. Strain and add 12 drops of orange stevia and 3 drops of orange essential oil. More

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