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06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Steve & Lokita Carter
A New Perspective on Love, Sex & Spirituality

This workshop for couples offers transformative tantric practices for enriching erotic and spiritual intimacy.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Laughter in the Service of Love

Intimate relationships inevitably involve collisions between partners’ differences. Seen with just the right amount of detachment, and viewed from just the right angle, these collisions can become wonderfully funny and deeply bonding.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/12/2015 to 06/14/2015
Jac Patrissi

When it comes to relationships, questions like, “Should I stay or should I go?” and “Should I really have left?” are not easy to answer, especially on our own.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/12/2015 to 06/14/2015

With all of life’s busyness, it can be hard for mothers and daughters to slow down and spend time with each other. Our girls are growing up so fast, and just when we think we know who they are, they change and mature some more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015

Are you ready to meet and spend the rest of your life with your soulmate? Discover the secret to finding your soulmate with best-selling author Arielle Ford.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/17/2015 to 07/19/2015
Healing Relationships With Departed Loved Ones

We are drawn to connect with loved ones after they die for many reasons—in response to grief, to find closure or healing, for spiritual guidance, or simple curiosity.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/24/2015 to 07/26/2015
Lydia Franco-Hodges
Get Out of Your Head and Into the World

Are you tired of dancing with your cat on Saturday nights? Of awkward first dates? Of hiding in a pint of lonely with swirls of fear and doubt sprinkled on top?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
For kids ages 10–16

Step into the world of rock! In this camp, led by members of one of the great schools of rock 'n' roll, kids create and perform an original mini rock opera.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Jay Cook
For kids ages 5–10

The woods surrounding Omega are filled with magical groves, fun, fantasy, and little newts.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
For kids ages 8–14

What is an art ninja? Far too stealthy for full disclosure! One thing is for certain: if you join us, prepare to embark upon daily artistic missions filled with adventure, innovation, and intrigue!

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Steve & Lokita Carter
A New Perspective on Love, Sex & Spirituality

This workshop for couples offers transformative tantric practices for enriching erotic and spiritual intimacy.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/05/2015 to 06/07/2015
Laughter in the Service of Love

Intimate relationships inevitably involve collisions between partners’ differences. Seen with just the right amount of detachment, and viewed from just the right angle, these collisions can become wonderfully funny and deeply bonding.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/12/2015 to 06/14/2015
Jac Patrissi

When it comes to relationships, questions like, “Should I stay or should I go?” and “Should I really have left?” are not easy to answer, especially on our own.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/12/2015 to 06/14/2015

With all of life’s busyness, it can be hard for mothers and daughters to slow down and spend time with each other. Our girls are growing up so fast, and just when we think we know who they are, they change and mature some more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015

Are you ready to meet and spend the rest of your life with your soulmate? Discover the secret to finding your soulmate with best-selling author Arielle Ford.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/17/2015 to 07/19/2015
Healing Relationships With Departed Loved Ones

We are drawn to connect with loved ones after they die for many reasons—in response to grief, to find closure or healing, for spiritual guidance, or simple curiosity.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/24/2015 to 07/26/2015
Lydia Franco-Hodges
Get Out of Your Head and Into the World

Are you tired of dancing with your cat on Saturday nights? Of awkward first dates? Of hiding in a pint of lonely with swirls of fear and doubt sprinkled on top?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
For kids ages 10–16

Step into the world of rock! In this camp, led by members of one of the great schools of rock 'n' roll, kids create and perform an original mini rock opera.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
Jay Cook
For kids ages 5–10

The woods surrounding Omega are filled with magical groves, fun, fantasy, and little newts.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/02/2015 to 08/07/2015
For kids ages 8–14

What is an art ninja? Far too stealthy for full disclosure! One thing is for certain: if you join us, prepare to embark upon daily artistic missions filled with adventure, innovation, and intrigue!

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
Is building romance, passion, and love a choice? Dr. John Gottman, cofounder of the Gottman Institute and cocreator of the acclaimed Gottman Method Couples Therapy, says yes—and we all can learn how to make the best choice.   Learn more about John Gottman.   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
John Gottman, PhD, cofounder of the Gottman Institute and cocreator of the acclaimed Gottman Method Couples Therapy, explains the importance of trust in a relationship—and how to achieve it.   Learn more about John Gottman   More
Byron Katie, best-selling author and founder of The Work, reveals the stress-producing ways in which we get “in everyone else's business,” while leaving our own business unattended.   Join Byron Katie for Loving What Is at Omega July 3‒5, 2015. More
Byron Katie, best-selling author and founder of The Work, reveals the stress-producing ways in which we get “in everyone else's business,” while leaving our own business unattended.   Explore more from Byron Katie.     More
Nurse practitioner and therapist, Sil Reynolds, along with her daughter, Eliza Reynolds, has worked with mothers and daughters of all ages, helping them to create balanced and meaningful lives. In this video, they discuss their new book about mothering and daughtering. Learn more about Sil Reynolds and Eliza Reynolds.     More
Rodney Yee and his wife, Colleen Saidman reveal why the difficulties in your closest relationships is rooted in the things you don't understand about yourself and why your partner holds the key to expanding your perception of yourself.   Explore more from Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman   More
Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman reveal why the difficulties in your closest relationships is rooted in the things you don't understand about yourself and why your partner holds the key to expanding your perception of yourself. More

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Omega Institute How to Embrace Presence in Body & Mind: An Interview With Tara Brach, Part 2
An Interview With Tara Brach, Part 2
Omega: We seem to have an uneasy relationship with the body in Western culture. We are especially averse to pain, discomfort, and aging. How can we learn to be more at home in the body no matter our physical condition? More
Omega Institute What Are Liberating Structures? Creating a Culture of Innovation
Creating a Culture of Innovation
Earlier this year a poll showed 17 percent of employees would prefer watching paint dry to attending another meeting. Eight percent would prefer to get a root canal. Nearly half of respondents said they’d like to do anything other than sitting in your standard business check-in. More
Omega Institute The Power of Unplugging
Why You May Want to Try a "Digital Detox"
If you are interested in being more productive at work, having better relationships, sleeping soundly, and having a slimmer waistline, it might be time to unplug. Research now confirms what many of us suspected—the convenience of our mobile devices comes with an energy-draining price. The good news is we can reclaim our energy by unplugging, whether it be for a few hours before bed, the whole weekend, or longer. More
Omega Institute Parenthood Is a River of Worry & Love By Elizabeth Lesser
If you would like to be broken open—if you want to pursue a Phoenix Process of the highest order—I would recommend raising children. Parenthood is a clumsy yet majestic dance in the flames. When you parent you fall in love with a person who is always changing into someone else, and whom you know will leave you. Yet most parents will say that they have never given themselves to anyone as fully as they have to their children. Parenting is a career with the crazy-making job requirement of simultaneously surrendering to and letting go of someone you love, over and over and over again. More
Omega Institute Deepen Your Relationships With Nonviolent Communication
Remember playing "telephone" as a kid? It's the game where one person whispers a phrase to someone else, and it gets whispered down a line of children until the last one says the phrase out loud and everyone laughs at how much it has changed.  Sometimes relationships can feel like we're stuck in that game. You say one thing, but your partner hears something completely different. Your boss gives you feedback, but all you can hear is criticism. You try to express your feelings, but you just sound mean and petty. More
Omega Institute Healing Relationships, Not People by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt
Focusing on the "Space Between" to Create Real Love
We need to answer the call to become each other’s healers. It means that you avoid, at all cost, re-wounding each other so that you can become true advocates for each other. Only for the strong-willed, this is an art—an honor—a sacred duty. Creating Safe Space More
Omega Institute Can Past Lives Help Heal Current Relationships? by Brian Weiss
Omega: How can past-life regression help heal and strengthen present-day relationships? Brian: We come in again and again with the same souls. So, your grandmother may come back as your grandson, and you might recognize her. When we experience love at first sight, we've been connected with that person in past lives. The memories from these other lives can still be fresh in many ways. When we remember and release, it helps to heal that current relationship.  More
Omega Institute Alex and Allyson Grey Creativity as Spiritual Practice: An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
Omega: How do your creative and spiritual lives intertwine—are they separate or one in the same? Alex and Allyson: Our creative and spiritual lives are completely entangled and indistinguishable. Integrating creativity as spiritual practice is the core teaching of CoSM. Artists working together form an accelerator of inspired energies that enhance and catalyze evolution. We have three bodies of work between us: Alex's art, Allyson's art, and CoSM, a social sculpture we share with a community. More
Omega Institute Lonely? Try This 5 Minute Qigong Remedy by Robert Peng
Whenever you're feeling disconnected, isolated, or driftless, you can cultivate a feeling of being at home in your family, your community, and the universe at large by practicing a simple qigong exercise called “Awaken Awareness."  More

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