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Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is the spiritual heart of Omega's Rhinebeck campus. A space of beauty and tranquility, it is open to you for meditation, reflection, prayer, or simply sitting quietly in contemplation. Daily open classes in meditation take place mornings and afternoons in the Sanctuary.

Located in the woods in the middle of campus, you can access the Sanctuary by taking the stone stairway next to the Juniper classroom. Along the way, you will pass the lovely Yearning Pond. For a longer but less steep route to the Sanctuary, take the walking path past the Omega Wellness Center, and turn left onto the trail to the Sanctuary.

We ask that you please observe silence in and around the Sanctuary, and remove your shoes before entering.

Group Meditation Hours

Daily 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m. (except Friday and Sunday)

 Open Contemplation Hours

Daily 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (except Wednesdays)
 
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Workshops may be scheduled in the Sanctuary. Please check an Information Kiosk for the current schedule.

What People are Saying About the Sanctuary

"I recently had minor surgery and 'went' to the Sanctuary in my mind to relax and connect with a feeling of peace before the procedure."

"A night time Sanctuary visit was one of my favorite times at Omega. Thank you so very much."

"Sitting quietly by the Yearning Pond one afternoon, a frog was very close to my leg and stayed there as I meditated."