Elizabeth Lesser is cofounder and senior advisor on Omega’s board of directors. She is the New York Times best-selling author of The Seeker’s Guide and Broken Open. For more than 30 years, she has studied and worked with leading figures in the fields of emotional intelligence and healing—healing self and healing society. For much of that time, Lesser was a driving force at Omega, helping to lead the organization, create the curriculum, and spearhead many of its programs, including the Women & Power conferences, which offer a dialogue between women in leadership positions in a variety of areas—government, religion, media, the arts, and more.
Lesser helped Oprah Winfrey produce the 10-week webinar for Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth. Since then, she has appeared several times on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Oprah.com webcasts, and is a frequent host on the Oprah Radio channel on Sirius/XM. Lesser is also a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide.
A student of the Sufi master Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan since 1971, Elizabeth Lesser has also studied with spiritual teachers and religious scholars from other traditions, as well as psychological practitioners and healers. Lesser attended Barnard College and San Francisco State University. Previous to her work at Omega, she was a midwife and birth educator. She has been active in environmental issues for many years in New York State’s Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains, where she lives with her husband.
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow
In this beautifully crafted blend of moving stories, humorous insights, practical guidance, and personal memoir, Elizabeth Lesser offers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, or broken open and transformed? Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have risen from the ashes of illness, divorce, loss of a job or a loved one - both stronger and wiser in their emotional intelligence.
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