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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
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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
Alison Luterman
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
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming for Women
Innovative drummer and performer Ubaka Hill leads this celebration of women’s drumming through the traditions of cultures, both ancient and contemporary. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Dinty W. Moore
Award-winning memoirist Dinty W. Moore teaches how mindfulness helps fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writers. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
Alison Luterman
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
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming for Women
Innovative drummer and performer Ubaka Hill leads this celebration of women’s drumming through the traditions of cultures, both ancient and contemporary. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Dinty W. Moore
Award-winning memoirist Dinty W. Moore teaches how mindfulness helps fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writers. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
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
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.   Explore more from Jai Uttal   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
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

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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
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

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