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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
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Douglas Beasley
Make a deeper, more authentic connection to the world around you, then learning to express that connection through your photography in this workshop with Douglas Beasley. 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
Carmen Mensink
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
Jane Davies
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
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Chinese & Watercolor Painting
Join this 5-day immersion in Chinese painting and watercolor with a master of the art form, Lian Zhen, author of Chinese Watercolor Techniques. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Heather Allen Hietala
Discover the creative possibilities of wire as an artistic medium in this hands-on workshop with Heather Allen Hietala. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Dar Williams
Dar Williams shows us how to court inspiration for songs, give ourselves permission to write them, and write songs that matter. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Daniel Mack
Making Your Way Through Transition
Discover new passions and skills to continue to create art no matter what changes you're experiencing in your life. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Nick Flynn
In this 5-day celebration of poetry, we immerse ourselves in the mysteries of poetic form with Alison Luterman, Nick Flynn, Aja Monet, Marie Howe, and Li-Young Lee. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Douglas Beasley
Make a deeper, more authentic connection to the world around you, then learning to express that connection through your photography in this workshop with Douglas Beasley. 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
Carmen Mensink
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
Jane Davies
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
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Chinese & Watercolor Painting
Join this 5-day immersion in Chinese painting and watercolor with a master of the art form, Lian Zhen, author of Chinese Watercolor Techniques. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Heather Allen Hietala
Discover the creative possibilities of wire as an artistic medium in this hands-on workshop with Heather Allen Hietala. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Dar Williams
Dar Williams shows us how to court inspiration for songs, give ourselves permission to write them, and write songs that matter. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Daniel Mack
Making Your Way Through Transition
Discover new passions and skills to continue to create art no matter what changes you're experiencing in your life. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Nick Flynn
In this 5-day celebration of poetry, we immerse ourselves in the mysteries of poetic form with Alison Luterman, Nick Flynn, Aja Monet, Marie Howe, and Li-Young Lee. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Vishal Vaid has trained in ghazal, a song form that means "to hold conversation with the divine." In this video, he reveals why performing at Ecstatic Chant feels like a rare opportunity to return to his childhood roots.   Learn more about Vishal Vaid.       More
Deva Premal & Miten talk about devotional music as a spiritual (and relationship) practice, and perform part of their song, "Strength of a Rose."   Learn more about Deva Premal & Miten   More
A pioneer in the world music community, Jai Uttal has led kirtans worldwide for more than 30 years. In this video, he shares the moment he first understood what it means to lead a group of people by becoming one with the group and following the greater energy.   Jai Uttal is teaching Awakening Bhakti Workshop: A Celebration of Divine & Human Love at Omega Costa Rica, January 3-10, 2015.   More
Sonia Choquette, PhD, a unique and extraordinary spiritual teacher and intuitive guide, is a leading proponent of metaphysical law and the psychic arts. In this video, she reveals why she believes that your real purpose is to create a satisfying life in the way that feels most true for you. Explore more from Sonia Choquette.   More
Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore shares his perspective on why creativity is necessary for happiness and mental well-being. Learn more about Jimmie Dale Gilmore: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/jimmie-dale-gilmore More
Whether delicate and refined or mysterious and passionate, Dondi Dahlin reveals how the body tells a story through the art of belly dance. More
What can you expect from a weekend belly dance workshop? No matter what your size, shape, color, or background is, you can feel sexy and powerful through belly dance.   Try the Belly Dance Goddes Weekend October 11–13, 2013.   More
Artist Daniel Mack explains the fundamentals of contemporary alchemy through the creation of rustic art by deeply integrating your technical skills with your spiritual and intuitive resources. More
Artist Daniel Mack discusses why taking simple materials and creating a pattern speaks to something inside will allow you to revisit and rework old habits as well as remind you of the transformational quality of creativity. More

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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
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
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

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