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Elizabeth Lesser, author and cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, talks about her inspiration and hopes for the 2014 Women & Power Conference Women/Men: The Next Conversation.This pivotal conference promises to offer groundbreaking contemplation and dialogue from experts on a wide-range of topics, including politics, sports, spirituality, economics, art, media, and psychology. Elizabeth is a keynote speaker at the event.    Explore more about Women/Men: The Next ConversationLearn more about the OWLC  More
Elizabeth Lesser Introduces Women & Power 2014
Elizabeth Lesser, author and cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, talks about her inspiration and hopes for the 2014 Women & Power Conference Women/Men: The Next Conversation.This pivotal conference promises to offer groundbreaking contemplation and dialogue from experts on a wide-range of topics, including politics, sports, spirituality, economics, art, media, and psychology. Elizabeth is a keynote speaker at the event.    More
When it comes to conflict, it’s not a matter of if, but when? Shauna Ries, LCSW, MFT, MDR, the cofounder of Mediators Without Borders, describes the process of mediating or addressing conflict.   Explore more about Shauna Ries   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
Carla Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Mallika Dutt, and Leslie Salmon Jones explore tools for resilience of body, mind, and spirit to help support a sustained, transformational activism.   More
Internationally known vinyasa flow yoga teacher and spiritual activist, Seane Corn shares her perspective at the Yoga Service Council conference on why a daily practice will help you to stay open-minded, inclusive and honest rather than avoiding your shadow personality traits while in service to others. Explore more about Seane Corn and her upcoming workshops at Omega More
Author of the New York Times bestsellers, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and The Secret History of the American Empire, John Perkins says that all of our actions and choices have an impact and why we must have the courage to stand up to the global economic system that needs to be greatly improved in order to have positive impact on the future of the world. Explore more from John Perkins: eomega.org/workshops/teachers/john-perkins More
One of the world’s leading authorities on shamanism, John Perkins describes the powerfully, transformational experience that happened to him in the wake of 9/11 and the reason why he decided to expose what was really happening inside America's economic empire by writing his best-selling book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Explore more from John Perkins: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/john-perkins More
One of the world’s foremost authorities on shamanism and shapeshifting, John Perkins explains the importance of shifting our consciousness towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Explore more from John Perkins More
John Perkins, one of the world’s foremost authorities on shamanism and shapeshifting, reveals why corporations aren't democracies, but the marketplace is. Explore more from John Perkins: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/john-perkins More

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Omega Institute Measuring Our Success as a Society
Moving Beyond the GDP
The saying "what gets measured, gets managed" is the business equivalent of the idea that our thoughts shape our reality. We can also apply the concept to society: how we measure our success (what we pay attention to) indicates what we value, and that in turn shapes our culture and civilization. What are we currently paying attention to? How are we measuring our success? And do we want to measure (pay attention to) something else if we want to create a more inclusive, equitable, just, and ecologically sustainable society? More
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
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

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