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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
Artist Daniel Mack has been creating rustic work for more than 30 years from making furniture, to architectural and garden structures, and small, simple objects. In this video, he shares the four needs that art and creativity can fulfill in your life. More
Judith Ansara, MSW, has been a leading innovator and teacher of human consciousness for more than 30 years. In this video, she reveals why the experience of pleasure through playfulness, curiosity, exploration, and delight will bring joy and vitality into your relationship every day. Learn more about Judith Ansara: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/9415318b2f12188ea2f5707563c04afe/ More
Spiritual life counselor, Iyanla Vanzant reveals the importance of recognizing that you come from some place that much bigger than you, that gives you life and breath. Regardless of whether you call this place God or the Divine, your calling is to find the best way to be in relationship with your source. Explore more from Iyanla Vanzant   More
Musician, actress, and educator Ysaye Barnwell, PhD, MSPH, has performed as a member of the internationally acclaimed a cappella quintet Sweet Honey in the Rock since 1979. She appears as a vocalist and/or instrumentalist on more than 25 recordings with Sweet Honey as well as with other artists. More
Musician and mentor Eliyahu Sills has led manhood training groups for more than a decade. He has studied men's issues and rites of passage with Michael Meade, Malidoma Some, and Robert Spencer, and currently leads "coming of age" groups for adolescent boys for the Stepping Stones Project. Explore more with Eliyahu Sills   More
Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, filmmaker, and director/choreographer. A pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance,” she has created more than 200 works. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, three “Obies,” and a “Bessie” for Sustained Creative Achievement. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006. Learn more about Meredith Monk: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/77c5ead4716d5505a38a4c5c1d1707b0/ More
Grammy Award-nominated Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore creates a unique style of music—labeled “progressive alternative country” and, lately, “Americana”—that blends a lifelong interest in esoteric philosophy, literature, psychology, and spirituality with elements of country, folk, pop, blues, and rock music. Learn more about Jimmie Dale Gilmore More

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Omega Institute Spirited Dialogue by Richard Blanco
An Interview With Richard Blanco
Omega: What's your writing process like? Do you allocate time every day to writing? Richard: I write in spurts. There's the adage that writers need to write every day, but I think that needs some qualifying. The idea is to pay attention to the world every day, as a writer. I jot down things in a journal, I achieve an active sort of psyche as a writer. I think that is part of writing every day. But like most people, sometimes I just don't have time to sit down and write.  More
Omega Institute Tofu & Teens: What To Do When Your Teen Wants to Go Vegetarian or Vegan
What To Do When Your Teen Wants to Go Vegetarian or Vegan
Teens can have many reasons for choosing a vegetarian or vegan diet. Here are some tips for supporting their latest culinary exploration. Learn How Committed They Are Whether it’s to boost their energy or to align with their friends’ food choices, start a conversation with your teen to hear more about their perspective. More
Omega Institute Coffee Shop Creativity
Walk into almost any coffee shop around the world and you will usually find a scene comprised of people in deep thought above their laptops, old friends catching up over steamy cups, and the strong smells of espresso and baked goods.  Many people attest that coffee shops help them to be their most creative and productive. Is it the atmosphere? The simple act of leaving the house? Being surrounded by people? More
Omega Institute: Find Your Creative Outlet: And Bring More Joy Into Your Life
And Bring More Joy Into Your Life
Have you ever tried to take a dance class and felt like you had two left feet? Or gone to a café to write poetry and spent the whole time catching up on work emails? You’re not alone. Creativity works in mysterious ways and we don’t always know how to tap into it. Many experts say finding your creative outlet is an important part of life. In fact, it’s good for your health. More
Omega Institute 3 Ways to Explore Devotional Art by Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur Khalsa, Gaura Vani, Wah!, Nubia Teixeira
If you’ve taken a yoga class lately or wandered through a kirtan festival, you know that the yoga community is brimming with beauty. Painters are splashing Hindu deities onto stages and studio walls; kirtan singers and DJs fill the atmosphere with sacred sounds; people are dancing and hooping to their heart’s content; and yogi-artists are reimagining India’s gods and goddesses on canvases, clothing, garage doors, and even their skin. More
Omega Institute Roasted New Potatoes With Ramps & Morels by Robert Turner
A Spring Foraging Recipe
While some wait around for summer to experience the vibrancy of farm fresh foods, experienced foragers know that by venturing into the forest you can uncover a rarified sampling of all the vitality that spring has to offer. More
Omega Insitute When I Take Care of Myself, There’s Always Inspiration: An Interview With Alanis Morissette
An Interview With Alanis Morissette
Omega: After more than two decades in music and acting, what continues to inspire your creativity? Alanis: Servicefulness, activism, leadership, and my obsession with wholeness and storytelling. Omega: What’s your personal daily practice like? How do you maintain this on the road? More
Omega Institute Share Your Light With the World by Gabrielle Bernstein
You probably don’t talk up your own awesomeness on a regular basis—if ever. Most of us, especially women, have been taught to see anything more than “quiet” confidence as boasting. In many cases the brighter we shine, the more negative reactions we receive: maybe your big promotion made you the target of office gossip, or you became a Pilates rock star and were met with more backhanded compliments than congratulations. These kinds of experiences lead us to lose sight of our talents and inner spark, which in turn deprives the world of our greatness. More
Omega Institute 3-Day Quick Start Juice-Only Reboot by Joe Cross
What’s a Reboot?A Reboot is a period of time where you commit to drinking and eating fruits and vegetables in order to regain or sustain your vitality, lose weight, and kick-start healthy habits that recharge your body and get your diet back in alignment for optimal wellness. The 3-Day Quick-Start Juice-Only Reboot is a plan that involves drinking only juice for 3 days. More

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