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07/03/2015 to 07/05/2015

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

In this Advanced Songwriting workshop with Grammy-nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore, we further explore songwriting as a tool for self-discovery, building on insights and techniques drawn from the Songwriting workshop.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Carmen Mensink
Green Tara

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Jane Davies
The Power of Process

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Chinese & Watercolor Painting

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Join this 5-day immersion in Chinese painting and watercolor with a master of the art form, Lian Zhen.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Heather Allen Hietala

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Discover the creative possibilities of wire as an artistic medium in this hands-on Arts Week workshop.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Dar Williams

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Daniel Mack
Making Your Way Through Transition
This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Alison Luterman
This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming for Women

Innovative drummer, teacher, and performer Ubaka Hill leads this celebration of women’s drumming through the traditions of various cultures, both ancient and contemporary.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Dinty W. Moore

It is not enough that a writer places the best words side by side, or generates lovely images and expressive metaphors. The real art of writing is how we see, and how far we can dip into the deeper levels of knowing.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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07/03/2015 to 07/05/2015

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

In this Advanced Songwriting workshop with Grammy-nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore, we further explore songwriting as a tool for self-discovery, building on insights and techniques drawn from the Songwriting workshop.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Carmen Mensink
Green Tara

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Jane Davies
The Power of Process

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Chinese & Watercolor Painting

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Join this 5-day immersion in Chinese painting and watercolor with a master of the art form, Lian Zhen.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Heather Allen Hietala

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Discover the creative possibilities of wire as an artistic medium in this hands-on Arts Week workshop.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Dar Williams

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list 877.944.2002.

This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Daniel Mack
Making Your Way Through Transition
This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2015 to 07/10/2015
Alison Luterman
This workshop is part of Arts Week. Learn more.
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming for Women

Innovative drummer, teacher, and performer Ubaka Hill leads this celebration of women’s drumming through the traditions of various cultures, both ancient and contemporary.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015
Dinty W. Moore

It is not enough that a writer places the best words side by side, or generates lovely images and expressive metaphors. The real art of writing is how we see, and how far we can dip into the deeper levels of knowing.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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In this video from the PBS News Hour, Omega Poetry Festival faculty Li-Young Lee reads his poem "Descended From Dreamers." Learn more about Li-Young Lee Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival     More
Watch as Omega Poetry Festival faculty Aja Monet reads her poem "Unhurt." Learn more about Aja Monet Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival         More
On PBS, Garrison Keillor introduces Omega Poetry Festival faculty Marie Howe, who reads her poem "The Gate."   Learn more about Marie Howe Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival       More
Watch award-winning poet Nick Flynn from the Omega Poetry Festival as he reads his poem "Haiku (Failed)." Learn more about Nick Flynn Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival   More
Omega Circlesongs Workshop Faculty: I Wanna (featuring Judi Donaghy Vinar with Rhiannon, Dave Worm, Joey Blake, and Bobby McFerrin). The teaching team, led by Judi, offers an improvised mission statement for daily living, as practiced during the Omega Circlesongs Workshop in August 2014. Wanna join the circle in 2015? Space is limited, so register early for Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs.   More
Bobby McFerrin leads 200+ Omega workshop participants in joyful song at the conclusion of Circlesongs 2014. Described as a life-changing journey by attendees, this improvisational singing workshop with Bobby McFerrin invites you to play, sing, and create—in music and in life. Many students make this workshop a yearly ritual. Space is limited. Register today for Circlesongs 2015! More
10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the Circlesongs, uniting more than 60,000 singers in spontaneous improvisation for the closing of the choral festival Day of Song (recorded live in Ruhr, Germany in 2010).   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
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

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Omega Institute Orange Goji Lemonade
Ingredients1 cup goji berries7 cups water (divided)1 cup lemon juice2 pinches salt12 drops orange stevia3 drops orange essential oil DirectionsSoak goji berries for one hour in 2 cups of water. Blend with lemon juice, 2 pinches of salt, and 5 cups of water. Strain and add 12 drops of orange stevia and 3 drops of orange essential oil. More
Omega Institute 3 Traditional Home Skills Worth Learning
Bake Your Own BreadNo matter the style of bread you make—a hearty, country-style loaf, a light baguette, corn bread, tortilla, pita, naan, or a gluten-free variation on any of these—learning how to make one of the most basic foods there is for yourself can be powerfully nourishing. More
Omega Institute Vegetable Fritters by Jon Gabriel
Makes approximately 8 fritters. Ingredients:1 tablespoon ghee1 small brown onion, diced1 ounce broccoli, finely chopped1 clove garlic, crushed1 egg1/2 carrot, grated1/4 zucchini, grated1 teaspoon dried thymesalt and pepperflaxseeds More
Omega Institute Natural Dyes: The Palette of the Slow Clothing Movement by Jackie Ottino Graf
An Interview With Jackie Ottino Graf
Omega: Why would someone want to forage for materials to do their own dying as opposed to purchasing materials? More
Omega Institute Did You Play Today?
"We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing." While it's unclear exactly who coined this phrase, it's a sentiment worth taking to heart. Play is an essential part of life. But what exactly is it? Like art, we know it when we see and experience it. More
Omega Institute 4 Surprising Benefits of Rest
When the battery runs low on your phone or tablet, you plug it in to recharge. Sadly, many of us don’t realize we can do the same for ourselves with a little rest.  Research reveals some surprising health benefits to taking a little R&R, and it points out why we need it. In a fast-paced world that boasts a 24-hour news cycle and offers "connection" through social media at any time, most people feel like they are just trying to keep up.   More
Stubborn Gladness: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 1
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 1
Omega: Your forthcoming book, Big Magic, is about creative process. “Stubborn” is a word you evoke to describe your writing practice. But you also “ascend toward stubborn gladness” as a way of being joyful and loving.  What is the relationship between discipline and playfulness? More
Working Your Edge: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2
Omega: You have a very disciplined approach to your writing, but your meditation practice has ebbed and flowed. What is the growing edge in your spiritual practice?  Elizabeth: I keep trying. I really do. I kind of feel like the smoker who has quit 90 times, but I have optimism that one of these days I'm going to get it. More
The Courage to Choose: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 3
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 3
Omega: Women in the 21st century are forging new paths while being held to impossible “women's magazine” standards—“perfection” and “balance” are words you encourage women not to use. The Signature of All Things tells the 19th century life story of a rare, intrepid woman scientist. Do you consider yourself political in your writing? More

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