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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
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
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
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
Whether delicate and refined or mysterious and passionate, Dondi Dahlin reveals how the body tells a story through the art of belly dance. 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
Dondi Dahlin, past winner of the Belly Dancer of the Universe competition, shares why the practice of belly dance is an empowering celebration of movement for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes.       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 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 One Answer by Marta Szabo
In front of Natvar on the floor was a shiny wooden rectangular box with a short keyboard—black and white keys like on a small piano. On the other side of the masking-tape aisle sat Mark cross-legged in front of an oblong drum, the kind with two circles of stretched leather on either side and a hollow egg of wood in between. 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
7 Stages to Finding Your Passion by Gail Straub
The process of finding your passion is a gestalt with many interconnected qualities. For most leaders I’ve worked with, that process encompasses seven stages: 1. Get Quiet Enough to Hear Your Passion Calling You More
Omega Institute Healthy & Sexy at 75: An Interview With Mimi Kirk
An Interview With Mimi Kirk
Omega: You are in your mid-70s and very healthy. Do you think there's a way to feel your age, or even feel old, while maintaining a sense of grace and vitality? More
8 Ways to Cultivate More Creativity in Teens
Art and creativity can be easily overlooked in the development of young adults, but research shows it plays an important role in their lives. More
Omega Institute Relaxing Into Creative Writing by Maia Danziger
On opening night of my first professional show, I stood backstage at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway and peered out from the wings at the gathering crowd. I was very young and very frightened. As the house lights dimmed, I felt a hand on my shoulder. “Are you scared, kid?” I looked up into Eli Wallach’s eyes. I nodded. “Terrified.” “Don’t be,” he said. “You’ve done your work. Now just relax and stay out of your own way.” More

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