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Omega Announces Annual Nonprofit Retreat Grant Opportunity Aimed at Strengthening Community

Omega Service Week: Nonprofit Working Retreat Grant Application Available Online, Deadline February 9, 2015 – Apply Now!

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega today announced it is accepting applications from nonprofits for its annual Service Week program. Omega Service Week provides fellow nonprofits working across the spectrum of social, economic, and environmental issues with 2-day 2-night self-led working retreats on Omega’s Rhinebeck, New York campus. Service Week is comprised of two sessions this year: a Strengthening Communities Summit (May 25– 27,...

Omega Brings Top Teachers to Costa Rica for All-Inclusive Winter Learning Vacations

Learn, Relax & Be Inspired by Joan Halifax Roshi, Richard Leider, Joan Borysenko, Eben Alexander, John Perkins & Many More

RHINEBECK, NY – According to the Washington Post, recent studies indicate that vacations make us healthier and happier. As the winter travel season approaches, many people are seeking more than just downtime—a growing trend in travel, learning vacations pair relaxing getaways with educational opportunities. Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a leading destination for lifelong learning based in...

Study Reveals Omega Has "Significant" Economic Impact on the Region
Premiere Travel Destination in the Hudson Valley Makes Its Mark

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifelong learning and based in Rhinebeck, New York since the early 1980s, recently retained Camoin Associates to provide an economic and fiscal impact assessment of its operations on the Mid-Hudson Region of New York State. The comprehensive study determined Omega brings significant fiscal benefits to the Mid-Hudson Region, including:

Groundwork Hudson Valley Named as Recipient of Omega’s Annual $10,000 Leadership in Sustainable Education Award

Award Ceremony & Free Public Event With Van Jones Planned for Friday, October 24th at 8:00 p.m.

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute, home of the award-winning Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), today announced the third recipient of their Annual Leadership in Sustainable Education Award. The award recognizes nonprofit peers who exemplify leadership in sustainable education and who share Omega’s commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. This year, Omega recognizes Groundwork Hudson Valley, an organization working to help distressed...

World’s Leading Thinkers on Social, Environmental, and Economic Justice to Gather in the Hudson Valley for Omega’s Annual Sustainability Conference

Where We Go from Here: Building the Collaborative Commons program to feature Van Jones, Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, Winona LaDuke, Jeremy Rifkin, and more 

RHINEBECK, NY – The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) will present Where We Go from Here: Building the Collaborative Commons, a major conference providing much-needed solutions to many of the most critical issues of our time, from economic and environmental concerns to social justice. The conference begins Friday, October 24th at 9 a.m. and runs through Sunday, October...

Omega Offers Hope to Veterans Suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Experts on Complementary Treatment Options Join Health-Care Professionals to Share Proven Mind-Body Practices Helping Veterans

RHINEBECK, NY – The life-altering effects of post-traumatic stress often find expression in homelessness, domestic violence, addiction, suicide, and other issues at great cost to individuals, families, and our society. The scale and depth of the crisis calls for new approaches to treatment, a fact recognized by the United States Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration, which now actively support many mind-body...

Omega’s 2014 Women & Power Conference Advances Growing Partnership between Women & Men in Creating Gender Equality

Diana Nyad, Ted Turner, India.Arie, Michael Kimmel, Elizabeth Lesser Among 30 Presenters to Gather for Women/Men: The Next Conversation

RHINEBECK, NY—While daily headlines have been filled with stories of violence against women and girls, and a growing attack on women’s access to health-care and reproductive rights, there are also stunning signs of progress being made toward gender equality and a greater sense of shared responsibility for the future. Omega Institute, home of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), today announced for the first time in...

Mindfulness Practice Growing Mainstream
Omega to Offer Mindfulness & Education Conference and More in 2014 

RHINEBECK, NY – Is mindfulness practice the next revolution? According to Time magazine, it may be. From stress reduction to work performance, from the classroom to the boardroom, from relationships to the dinner table—the benefits of mindfulness are now widely recognized. Omega, a leader in the field for more than 35 years, today announced it will hold an important conference and several workshops on this topic in 2014.

“For years we have seen people from all walks of life...

Learning Vacations Offer More Than Just an Escape
Omega’s Theme Weeks Deliver Something for Everyone

RHINEBECK, NY – A growing trend in travel, learning vacations pair fun getaways with educational opportunities that appeal to those who want more than just downtime. Omega Institute, a hub for lifelong learning in New York’s Hudson Valley, offers more than 325 varied opportunities, including three distinct theme weeks on its 200-acre Rhinebeck campus. Omega Arts Week, Retreat Week, and Family Week are three of the most popular programs and include a wide range of classes to choose from.

“By dedicating...

Omega Announces Roster of 2014 Online Learning Events

Deepak Chopra, Pema Chödrön, Gabrielle Bernstein, Panache Desai & More Online Learning Opportunities than Ever Before

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a premiere travel destination in New York’s Hudson Valley, today announced a series of events being offered online. Omega’s 2014 lineup offers a number of free and affordable programs–from interactive online workshops to live events and webcasts, video and audio content, to programs on demand–that can be accessed from anywhere.  

“For more than three decades, Omega has offered...