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04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
A Role-Playing Adventure for Grown-Ups
Imagine a world where heroes and villians engage in a never-ending battle. Now imagine yourself in this world--you have entered the Wayfinder Experience role-playing adventure for adults! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
A Role-Playing Adventure for Teens
Imagine a world where heroes and villians engage in a never-ending battle. Now imagine yourself in this world--you have entered the Wayfinder Experience role-playing adventure for teens! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/17/2015 to 05/22/2015
Watercolor for Personal & Artistic Growth
Explore watercolor painting as a way to release your uniquely creative soul in this inspirational workshop with Jeanne Carbonetti. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
The Painting Experience
Explore the world of spontaneous creation in this expressive painting workshop with Stewart Cubley and Staff. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art
Relax & Write With Maia Danziger, drawing on and articulating thoughts that lie deep within. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Through illustrated talks, vision practices, and group interaction, we empower the process of bringing our heart’s iconography to outer form. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Based on the pioneering work of Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Lynda Greenberg helps you develop the skills necessary to draw with confidence. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/12/2015 to 07/17/2015
Deepen your writing practice in Maia Danziger’s Relax & Write Retreat, drawing on and articulating thoughts that lie deep within. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
A Role-Playing Adventure for Grown-Ups
Imagine a world where heroes and villians engage in a never-ending battle. Now imagine yourself in this world--you have entered the Wayfinder Experience role-playing adventure for adults! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
04/24/2015 to 04/26/2015
A Role-Playing Adventure for Teens
Imagine a world where heroes and villians engage in a never-ending battle. Now imagine yourself in this world--you have entered the Wayfinder Experience role-playing adventure for teens! More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/17/2015 to 05/22/2015
Watercolor for Personal & Artistic Growth
Explore watercolor painting as a way to release your uniquely creative soul in this inspirational workshop with Jeanne Carbonetti. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/14/2015 to 06/19/2015
The Painting Experience
Explore the world of spontaneous creation in this expressive painting workshop with Stewart Cubley and Staff. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/19/2015 to 06/21/2015
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art
Relax & Write With Maia Danziger, drawing on and articulating thoughts that lie deep within. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/21/2015 to 06/26/2015
Through illustrated talks, vision practices, and group interaction, we empower the process of bringing our heart’s iconography to outer form. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2015 to 07/03/2015
Based on the pioneering work of Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Lynda Greenberg helps you develop the skills necessary to draw with confidence. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/12/2015 to 07/17/2015
Deepen your writing practice in Maia Danziger’s Relax & Write Retreat, drawing on and articulating thoughts that lie deep within. More
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Always a creative powerhouse, 10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin leads the audience in this Day of Song performance.   Learn more about Bobby McFerrin     More
In this archive footage, master teacher Olatunji and his West African dancers and drummers presented an unforgettable workshop experience at Omega in 1998. July 06, 2014 – July 11     More
Throughout her life, the late Maya Angelou was hailed as a global renaissance woman. She was a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.   Back in 2004, Maya Angelou offered these inspiring words at the Omega Women & Power conference.   Learn more about Maya Angelou     More
While leading a workshop at Omega, Zen calligrapher Alok Hsu Kwang-han discusses “Zen as art, art as Zen,” and creates an inspiring Zen portrait of one aspect of Omega’s mission statement.   Explore more from Alok Hsu Kwang-han   More
For more than 30 years, Daniel Mack has worked with wood and natural materials as an artist, furniture maker, and architectural consultant. He teaches how to work with rustic materials as an artistic path of honoring the unseen.   Daniel Mack is teaching Working Rustic July 6–11, 2014.   More
Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience™ Team bring the joy, exhilaration, and satisfaction of flying on the trapeze to anyone willing to try. Watch as student Chrissa Pullicino tries the trapeze for the first time. Learn more about Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience™ Team More
Krista Vernoff, former executive producer and main writer of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" speaks about her experiences as Omega Seasonal Staff, how she came to be a writer at Omega, and how artists struggle without any support in our contemporary world.   More
Stewart Cubley is the co-author of "Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression". He has traveled throughout the world for more than 30 years working with individuals and groups to access the potential within the human heart and imagination. Explore more from Stewart Cubley More
A grandmaster of the American Tarot Association, Mary K. Greer is a member of numerous tarot organizations, and is featured at tarot conferences and symposia around the world. Greer also has a wide following in the women’s and pagan communities for her work in women’s spirituality and magic. An Arch Priestess-Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis, she is founder of the Iseum of Isis Aurea. More
Omega Teen Camp is an experience like no other! Our summer camp is about fun, connection, self-awareness, and self-expression. We are all about creating a fun, safe, and loving place for you to be exactly who you are. Explore more about Omega Teen Camp.   More

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Omega Institute 3 Ways to Use Social Media to Feel More Connected
The digital age isn’t just about posting selfies or broadcasting your every thought. Since the launch of the first social network site, Friendster, in 2002, millions of people have logged onto social media to connect with others. Today, it’s one of the major ways we stay connected to the people we care about. More
Omega Institute Chanting Meditation 101
What: Chanting meditation is a musical practice during which you sing or chant sacred mantras, phrases, and/or songs, often accompanied by live instruments. Some practices sing or chant in unison; others follow a call-and-response format. Types: Kirtan (in the yoga, Sikh, and Hindu traditions), Buddhist chanting, and Gregorian chant. More
Omega Institute Very Red Tomato & Beet Soup by Sharon Gannon
Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 large fresh beets, peeled and choppedOne 22-ounce can or jar of tomato sauce2-to-3 cups of water, depending on desired consistencySalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteTofu sour cream (optional), for serving Directions More
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 staff 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

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