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Omega Helps Educators in Bringing Mindfulness Practices & Social-Emotional Learning to Students in Grades K-12

An Anonymous Donor Supports $40K in Scholarships to Omega’s Mindfulness & Education Weekend Conference, July 21-23, 2017

RHINEBECK, NY –The practices of mindfulness, contemplative education, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) are now being widely explored in schools throughout the United States, thanks to extensive research and evidence-based results. A dozen seminal leaders in the field—including Marc Brackett, PhD, Linda Lantieri, MA, Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, and Timothy P. Shriver—will present the...

Omega Receives Grant from Bob Woodruff Foundation to Support Veterans in Building Resilience in the Face of Trauma

Women Veterans Receive Scholarships to Learn Complementary & Integrative Healing Modalities in Safe Retreat Environment

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifelong learning, has been awarded a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation to provide scholarships to veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma to attend the five-day program, Healing from Military Trauma, offered June 25-30, 2017. As a grant recipient, Omega joins the Bob Woodruff Foundation grantee network, a collaboration of...

Omega Institute Joins Global Chorus in Condemning the United States’ Decision to Pull Out of the Paris Accord

Omega Institute Pledges to Strengthen Role as a Model for Scalable Solutions to the World’s Climate Crisis

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega, a 40 year-old nonprofit educational organization, today announced it will join the growing list of nongovernmental entities who will step up efforts to help the U.S. continue to meet its obligations under the Paris Accord in the face of the president’s promise of U.S. withdrawal.

“We must show the world that despite our president’s reckless decision, local governments, businesses, nonprofits, and...

Omega’s Retreat Grants Help to Reinforce a Community of Nonprofits Taking Action in the World

Omega Increases Number of Retreats Awarded in 2017: 40 Nonprofits Announced as Working Retreat Grant Recipients    

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega, a nonprofit educational organization, today announced it will award 40 nonprofit peers with working retreat grants in 2017. Nonprofit Retreats at Omega is a program that has been running for 13 years, and has served more than 300 nonprofits and 5,000 dedicated people. The program is primarily comprised of multi-organization summits that take place on Omega’s campus in Rhinebeck,...

Omega Kicks Off 40th Year With Increased Commitment to Social Advocacy, Community Engagement & Expanded Access

Van Jones, Marianne Williamson, Anna Deavere Smith, Jim Kwik, Dolores Huerta, Amy Goodman & Don Miguel Ruiz Among Thought Leaders Set to Present in 2017

RHINEBECK, NY–Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a pioneer in personal growth and social change, kicked off its 40th guest season today. A premiere travel destination in the Hudson Valley and a growing destination for online learning, Omega announced they are increasing their commitment to social advocacy and community engagement, through new technology and...

Omega Helps Veterans Build Resilience in the Face of Trauma

Opportunity for Veterans to Learn Complementary & Alternative Healing Modalities in Safe Environment: Scholarships Available for Four Upcoming Retreats

RHINEBECK, NY –According to the New York Times and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there has been an escalation in suicide and homelessness among veterans since the United States withdrew thousands of troops from Iraq in 2011. Today, Omega Institute announced it would offer A Retreat for Veterans of Iraq & Afghanistan, May 14-19, in addition to three subsequent...

Omega’s Scholarship Fund Grows to Create Record Access: Scholarships Now Available for 1-in-5 Workshops

Omega to Award More Than $400,000 in Scholarship Opportunities for 2017 Programs

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifelong learning, announced today that more than $400,000 will be awarded in full and partial scholarships to eligible applicants for more than 80 workshops taking place on their Hudson Valley campus in 2017. Veterans, educators, those living with cancer, and women leaders are among the eligible candidates.

“Omega is committed to expanding pathways to...

Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition Reaffirms Commitment to New York State Residents
Coalition Continues Mission to Inform and Represent Utility Customers in Proceeding

HUDSON VALLEY— The Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition (HVSEC) in 2015, after a lengthy legal and public relations campaign, gained significant concessions from the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) and developers regarding their proposed $1 billion transmission project, securing promises that the work would be done without the use of eminent domain and that potential towers would conform to the existing right-of-way in both width and height.  While these...

Omega Celebrates International Women’s Day by Joining Global Efforts Calling for Change

International Women’s Day Events Planned for March 8, 2017

RHINEBECK, NY –At a time when women's rights are being undermined by new policy restrictions, Omega Institute joins in solidarity with millions of people around the world in celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) to call for stepping up bold action for change rather than rolling back decades of advancement for gender equality.

“As an educational institution we have seen more than 600,000 women come through our doors over the past 40 years. We have witnessed their...

Omega Women’s Leadership Center Partners with the International Leadership Association’s Biennial Conference on Women’s Leadership

Advancing Women in Leadership: Cultivating Our Whole Selves, June 11–14

RHINEBECK, NY –The Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC) today announced they are partnering with the International Leadership Association (ILA) to bring ILA’s 3rd biennial Advancing Women and Leadership conference to Omega Institute’s Rhinebeck, New York, campus June 11-14, 2017. The conference will provide a critical forum for top leadership thinkers and practitioners to discuss the latest research on women and leadership and support the development of successful...