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05/06/2016 to 05/08/2016
Tom Francescott
Healing for Body & Soul

What is your soul craving? On this cleansing journey of healing, self-discovery, and transformation, you learn to detox your body, clear your mind, and feed your soul.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/06/2016 to 05/13/2016
Tom Francescott
Healing for Body & Soul A 7-Day Weeklong Retreat

What is your soul craving? On this cleansing journey of healing, self-discovery, and transformation, you learn to detox your body, clear your mind, and feed your soul.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016 to 05/15/2016
Awakening the Heart of Joy

Celebrate spring with a weekend of inspiring musical prayer.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/15/2016 to 05/20/2016
Yoga, Mantra, Music & Meditation

Devotional chanting and mantra, when combined with yoga practice, can produce extraordinary states of consciousness and deep healing, and help restore our body, mind, and spirit to exceptional levels.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/22/2016 to 05/27/2016
John Tarrant
A Workshop on Creativity With Poems, Koans & Meditation

“Night on the Great River”
Dropping anchor at the misty island,
the lonely feeling increases at sundown.
And in huge space,
the sky bends down the trees,
And in the quiet river, the moon is near.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/22/2016 to 05/27/2016
Creating Fearless Flow

Yoga is known to help quiet the mind. When we silence the parts of our brains associated with criticism, our writing, our art, and even our lives can reach new potential and expand with creative brilliance.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/27/2016 to 05/30/2016
Joe Raiola
Agent-Provocateurs

There are reasons why dictators fear and muzzle artists. Provocative art holds up a mirror to hypocrisy, injustice, and abuse, and mobilizes people in ways that nothing else can. Do you want to create the change you want to see in the world?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Richard Blanco
What a Poem Can Do in the World

“I think of the poem as a mirror,” says inaugural poet Richard Blanco. “We stand in front of it to see our truest selves—but in the background is also reflected the rest of the world around us, so omnipresent we often do not see it.”

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure

Imagine a world where heroes and villains engage in a never-ending battle between good and evil, where the laughter of faeries is echoed by the roar of dragons, where powers exist that can raise the dead, heal the wounded, and enchant the living.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure (Ages 12–17)

The Wayfinder Experience combines sports with play, rugged adventure with imaginative role-playing, and problem solving with creative expression.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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05/06/2016 to 05/08/2016
Tom Francescott
Healing for Body & Soul

What is your soul craving? On this cleansing journey of healing, self-discovery, and transformation, you learn to detox your body, clear your mind, and feed your soul.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/06/2016 to 05/13/2016
Tom Francescott
Healing for Body & Soul A 7-Day Weeklong Retreat

What is your soul craving? On this cleansing journey of healing, self-discovery, and transformation, you learn to detox your body, clear your mind, and feed your soul.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/13/2016 to 05/15/2016
Awakening the Heart of Joy

Celebrate spring with a weekend of inspiring musical prayer.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/15/2016 to 05/20/2016
Yoga, Mantra, Music & Meditation

Devotional chanting and mantra, when combined with yoga practice, can produce extraordinary states of consciousness and deep healing, and help restore our body, mind, and spirit to exceptional levels.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/22/2016 to 05/27/2016
John Tarrant
A Workshop on Creativity With Poems, Koans & Meditation

“Night on the Great River”
Dropping anchor at the misty island,
the lonely feeling increases at sundown.
And in huge space,
the sky bends down the trees,
And in the quiet river, the moon is near.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/22/2016 to 05/27/2016
Creating Fearless Flow

Yoga is known to help quiet the mind. When we silence the parts of our brains associated with criticism, our writing, our art, and even our lives can reach new potential and expand with creative brilliance.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/27/2016 to 05/30/2016
Joe Raiola
Agent-Provocateurs

There are reasons why dictators fear and muzzle artists. Provocative art holds up a mirror to hypocrisy, injustice, and abuse, and mobilizes people in ways that nothing else can. Do you want to create the change you want to see in the world?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Richard Blanco
What a Poem Can Do in the World

“I think of the poem as a mirror,” says inaugural poet Richard Blanco. “We stand in front of it to see our truest selves—but in the background is also reflected the rest of the world around us, so omnipresent we often do not see it.”

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure

Imagine a world where heroes and villains engage in a never-ending battle between good and evil, where the laughter of faeries is echoed by the roar of dragons, where powers exist that can raise the dead, heal the wounded, and enchant the living.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Melissa Bowe
A Role-Playing Adventure (Ages 12–17)

The Wayfinder Experience combines sports with play, rugged adventure with imaginative role-playing, and problem solving with creative expression.

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
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 as Omega Poetry Festival faculty Aja Monet reads her poem "Unhurt." Learn more about Aja Monet           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 Spring Pea Soup by Andrea Beaman
Organic, frozen mixed vegetables are good for quick-and-easy stir-fries and soups. While I highly encourage you to prepare fresh food from local and seasonal products, if you don’t have time or access, count on frozen vegetables to help you out in the kitchen. Ingredients 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
Omega Institute Linguine With Beet Greens by Suzanne Boothby
Beets have a long history as an edible aphrodisiac—the Ancient Romans believed beets promoted loving feelings and enhanced sex appeal, and beets are sometimes used as a pagan symbol for love and beauty. More
Omega Institute Creativity Is In Your Fingertips: An Interview With Lynda Barry
An Interview With Lynda Barry
Omega: In your book What It Is, you have a character that says, “The thing I call ‘my mind’ seems to be kind of like a landlord that doesn’t really know its tenants.” What are some of the ways your landlord gets to know its tenants? More
Omega Institute 7 Ways to Optimize Your Potential From Leonardo da Vinci: An Interview With Michael J. Gelb
An Interview With Michael J. Gelb
Omega: What is your definition of a personal or professional Renaissance? Michael: We are all born with the capacity for genius. Every healthy child displays boundless energy, wild imagination, and delightful creativity. But then we go to school and get de-geniused. Renaissance means “rebirth.” I’m devoted to helping my students experience a rebirth or Renaissance of their original energy, imagination, and creativity.  More
Omega Institute Roasted Rainbow Carrots by Suzanne Boothby
Did you know that carrots are much sweeter in winter than summer? Colder temperatures encourage carrots to convert their starch stores into sugar so they don’t freeze. It’s like nature’s version of antifreeze, but much tastier. More
Omega Institute Bake Better-for-You Cookies by Suzanne Boothby
Yes, Virginia, you can eat cookies this holiday season. Desserts don't have to be full of butter, sugar, or flour. Whether you are invited to a holiday cookie exchange or want to bring a homemade gift to your loved ones, these cookies have all the rich, gooey sweetness of a baked good with much better-for-you ingredients. The recipe swaps dates and banana for white sugar and almond meal and oats for traditional white flour. Creamy peanut butter holds the dough together without eggs. More
Omega Institute Coconut Milk Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This Blue Zone-friendly dish highlights two things that these longevity hot spots are known for: consuming antioxidant-rich vegetables that reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases and healthy fats.  More

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