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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
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.   Explore more from Jai Uttal   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 Bring More Mindfulness to Your Writing
Writing is a practice that requires both focus and imagination. Writers must paint details on the page that translate abstract ideas from their mind into readable stories and content. Poet Robert Bly once said, “If we want to create art we have to stitch together the inner world and the outer world.” Mindfulness, which is defined as paying attention to our moment-to-moment experience with nonjudgmental awareness, can do just that. More
Omega Institute Bitter Greens Salad With Walnuts & Cheese by Winnie Abramson
Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as an appetizer. Ingredients More
Omega Institute Wildcrafting as a Way of Life: An Interview With Herbalist Dina Falconi
An Interview With Herbalist Dina Falconi
Omega: Why would someone want to start making their own self-care products? Dina: First of all, it’s really fun. You don’t have to want to do it for any reason other than it’s really fun. Then, there are the deeper issues, which have to deal with self-care in a real way. It’s questioning what our body needs and then looking for simple solutions. This also opens up a world for people who have chemical sensitivity issues. They can custom blend what their body needs and not get headaches or reactivity. More
Omega Institute Make Your Own Energy Bars by Suzanne Boothby
Making your own nutrition bars at home costs less than store-bought bars. It also lets you personalize your bars with ingredients that you love and that give you the most energy. More
Omega Institute Sound Meditation 101
What: Sound meditation uses pleasant, nonvocal sound as the object of concentration. The sound can come from a variety of objects, including chimes, cymbals, metal or crystal bowls, shamanic drums, or a gong. Types: Tibetan singing bowl meditation, crystal bowl meditation, or gong meditation in the Kundalini Yoga tradition. There is also the related practice of chanting meditation. More
Omega Institute Garlicky Greens With Lemon & Pepper
Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3 bunches of greens (try rainbow chard, kale, collards, or mustard greens, or a combination), trimmed, rinsed, and dried3 tablespoons grass-fed butter3 tablespoons olive oil1 large shallot, chopped4 cloves garlic, choppedCeltic sea salt or pink salt1 pinch crushed red pepper flakesJuice from one large lemon Directions More
Omega Institute Seeing the Soul Through Visionary Art: An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 1
An Interview with Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 1
Omega: How do you describe visionary art to someone who encounters it for the first time? Alex and Allyson: The visionary artist’s mission is to make the soul perceptible. Where scientific, materialist culture develops the eyes of outer perception, visionary art encourages the development of inner sight. To find the visionary realm, we use the intuitive inner eye, the eye of contemplation, the eye of the soul. More
Omega Institute Alex and Allyson Grey Creativity as Spiritual Practice: An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
Omega: How do your creative and spiritual lives intertwine—are they separate or one in the same? Alex and Allyson: Our creative and spiritual lives are completely entangled and indistinguishable. Integrating creativity as spiritual practice is the core teaching of CoSM. Artists working together form an accelerator of inspired energies that enhance and catalyze evolution. We have three bodies of work between us: Alex's art, Allyson's art, and CoSM, a social sculpture we share with a community. More
Omega Institute Can Photography Save Our Planet?
Cristina Mittermeier, founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers, explained in an interview with Mother Nature Network how the field came into being. “When I was starting my career as a nature and cultural photographer I was surprised by how little interest most nature photographers had in conservation and More
Omega Institute Homemade Hot Chocolate by Suzanne Boothby
Quality ingredients will make a difference in this homemade hot chocolate. Try raw cacao powder, which comes from cold-pressing cocoa beans, or an organic cocoa powder. Also, real maple syrup contains more than 50 compounds beneficial to your health, including anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight cancer, diabetes, and bacterial illnesses. Makes 1 cup More

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