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A midwife of drummers, Ubaka (oo-BAH-ka) Hill reminds us that we live with a drum inside us: our heart. Through the power of community and the drum we can move toward personal healing and expansion that's good for the whole world.   Explore more from Ubaka Hill   More
Internationally known vinyasa flow yoga teacher, Seane Corn and Mark Lilly, founder and president of Street Yoga, discuss what it means to be an everyday activist and why yoga will help you reach deeper inside yourself than you ever have before in order to be of service to the world around you. Learn more about the Yoga Service Conference: http://www.eomega.org/omega/yoga-service-conference/ More
In this quick exercise, Barbara Stanny, MA, author of Overcoming Underearning®, asks you to think back to your earliest memory of money in order to uncover how those decisions have shaped your financial life today.   More
A survivor of the killing fields of Cambodia, Loung Ung's parents and two of her siblings were killed and she was forced to train as a child soldier. In this powerful video, she reveals what her mother taught her about the power of the heart to survive anything. Learn more about Loung Ung: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/ace88d16f65295193fef8bd91d6a6445/ More

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Omega Institute What Is the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement?
The fossil fuel divestment movement is a grassroots effort to stop climate change by influencing how institutions and governments invest their money. Since it started several years ago, the movement has gained momentum. More
Omega Institute Waking Up to the World Around Us by Hala Khouri
An Interview With Hala Khouri
Zubin: You are one of the founders of Off the Mat, Into the World®. In your view of yoga, there’s a big service component. Can you explain? More
Omega Institute Can Contemplative Practice Teach Us to Think Better by Daniel P. Barbezat and Mirabai Bush
One of the claims of higher education, and particularly of liberal arts colleges, is that we teach students how to think. What does this actually mean? Surely our students can think, so in what sense do they need to be taught to think? Maybe it means that we aid them in developing their analytical problem-solving skills and their ability to integrate different aspects of situations creatively. Certainly one of the goals of contemplative exercises is to develop these skills. More
Omega Institute Compassion in Action by Ram Dass
Compassion in action is paradoxical and mysterious. It is absolute, yet continually changing. It accepts that everything is happening exactly as it should, and it works with a full-hearted commitment to change. More
Mindfulness does not belong to Christianity, Buddhism, or Taoism, just as the breath we inhale and exhale does not belong to any one of us. Everywhere human beings have lived, we have needed to cultivate attention; whether it was for hunting, fashioning tools or clothes, or intellectual pursuits. We have always needed compassion to live in harmony and enjoy our lives. Humans from every culture have developed wisdom to ask the big questions of life. These universal practices have been cultivated throughout millennia—or, we may say, they have cultivated us. More
Stephanie Coontz
An Interview With Stephanie Coontz
Omega: You say marriage has changed more in the past 30 years than in the past 3,000 years. You’ve said that the very traits that make marriage in our contemporary society more rewarding have also made it less stable. How so? More
Marriage and Gender Equality Today
An Interview With Stephanie Coontz
Omega: You’ve noted that the gains of feminism in achieving gender equality interact in contradictory ways with growing economic inequality. What is the most urgent role of feminism going forward?  More
Omega Institute Navigating Our Differences by Daniel P. Barbezat and Mirabai Bush
One of the great advances in higher education over the past 50 years has been the increase in variation among students, faculty, administration, and staff. This has deepened the learning within classrooms, greatly enriched both our institutions and our society, and given opportunities to a far greater number of people than ever before. We believe it is important to stress “variation” rather than “diversity” because as difference (diversity) rises, we need to keep a focus on our common connection (variation). We acknowledge difference and also hold our commonality. More

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