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Omega Forges Leadership Team Of National Experts To Address Best Practices In Healing Veterans With Ptsd
  Major Nisha Money, MD, James Gordon, MD, Colonel Mona Bingham, & Montel Williams, Among 25 Thought Leaders to Kick-off Effort

RHINEBECK, NY – According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, experts believe post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs in up to 20% of Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but others in the field argue that these estimates are too conservative, as not all incidences of PTSD are diagnosed or reported. Veterans returning home are faced with complex issues as they attempt to reintegrate into society, and the effects of PTSD and traumatic...

27 Nonprofits Receive Grants For Strategic Planning & Networking Retreat
  Omega Plays Leading Role in Helping Nonprofits Leverage Impact

RHINEBECK, NY – According to the Nonprofit Finance Fund's annual survey of more than 1,900 nonprofit leaders in markets nationwide, there is a rising demand for nonprofit safety net services and a lack of adequate resources to meet the needs of society's most vulnerable. It is against this backdrop that Omega Institute today announced that, for the 7th year in a row, it will award grants to 27 nonprofit peers, allowing them to attend Service Week, a one of a kind, free strategic planning and networking retreat on...

Omega To Offer Six Programs On Sustainable Living In 2011
  A leading environmental steward in the Hudson Valley celebrates Earth Day everyday

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies today announced it will hold six programs in 2011 dedicated to fostering environmental responsibility—from green design to local food—by teaching hands-on sustainable lifestyle solutions. Omega has long been recognized as a leading environmental steward in New York's Hudson Valley, and gained national recognition in 2010 when its water reclamation facility became the first building in America to achieve both LEED® Platinum and Living Building...

Omega Awards More Than 60 Scholarships To Veterans And Their Families
  Fifth annual retreat planned for veterans of any war living with PTSD

RHINEBECK, NY. – In response to the growing number of returning veterans in need of support, Omega Institute is hosting a helpful retreat for the fifth consecutive year. Omega today welcomed veterans and their spouses, who were sponsored to take a 5-day meditation retreat aimed at providing tools for dealing with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The retreat, taught by Zen Buddhist monk, Vietnam veteran, and author Claude Anshin Thomas, is taking place on Omega's Rhinebeck, New York, campus April 20–...

Omega Kicks Off 2011 Season With All-Star Line Up
  Nation's leading educational retreat center welcomes 500+ top teachers, including Goldie Hawn, Erin Brockovich, Bobby McFerrin, and Kris Carr

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a premier travel destination in New York's Hudson Valley, reopens to the public this Wednesday, with more than 350 workshops, professional trainings, and retreats scheduled at their Rhinebeck campus in 2011. Each year, more than 23,000 people from all walks of life visit Omega's beautiful 195-acre campus for programs that foster lifelong learning, inspired living, and building community...

Omega to Participate in International Women's Day Global Centenary Celebration
  Events Planned at Brooklyn Bridge and Walkway Over the Hudson

RHINEBECK, NY – This year marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (IWD), held annually on March 8th to celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women around the globe. Omega Institute today announced that it will join two of New York's events. Omega staff will join Women for Women International for the Brooklyn Bridge walk and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce's Women's Leadership Alliance at a solidarity walk across the Walkway Over the Hudson.