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The Real Cost of War: A Free Public Talk & Book Signing

Claude AnShin Thomas – War veteran and author of At Hell's Gate: A Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace

For more than 20 years, Omega has been engaged with veterans and family members dealing with the after-effects of war known as post-traumatic stress. Join us on our Rhinebeck campus for a rare opportunity to hear from Vietnam veteran, author, and Zen Buddhist monk, Claude AnShin Thomas, who will share his insights on healing from post traumatic stress at a public talk on the evening of Saturday, April 20entitled, The Real Cost of War.

“We who have...

Omega Now Offering Select Courses Online & Live Video Streaming Events

Study With World-Class Teachers From the Comfort of Home: Pema Chödrön, Brené Brown, Eben Alexander, Mark Nepo & More

RHINEBECK, NY–Omega Institute, the nation’s most trusted source for wellness and personal growth, today announced a new lineup of programs with world-class teachers is becoming available at Omega Online Learning is now offering a handful of easy-to-use, affordable, and community-rich digital experiences, including select online courses and live video streaming events, to create unique learning opportunities–all from the...

Omega Announces Grant Opportunity: Women Serving Women Summit, May 29–31, 2013

RHINEBECK, NY – Today Omega announced, for the first time ever, a unique grant opportunity that was previously extended by invitation is now available by online application. The Women Serving Women Summit, a gathering of nonprofits working to positively impact the lives of women and girls, will take place May 29–31, 2013 on Omega’s Rhinebeck, New York campus, with the theme Building Safety & Strength. The Summit is part of Omega’s annual Service Week program, which has offered retreat grants to nonprofits providing safety net services to vulnerable populations for nearly a decade. The...

Omega Convenes Environmental Leaders To Explore Creative Solutions To Economic, Environmental, And Social Issues

Van Jones, Jeremy Rifkin, Janine Benyus, Bob Berkebile & Other Leading Voices Join Omega’s Design by Nature Conference

RHINEBECK, NY – Today, Omega Institute, a nationally recognized environmental steward in New York’s Hudson Valley, announced Design by Nature: A Conference on Sustainable Design for a New Earth, will be held on its Rhinebeck, New York campus, from October 19–21, 2012, and will feature inspiring stories from extraordinary people working to build a more sustainable and just world for everybody.

“Responding to the challenges of our...

Unmet Needs of Veterans With Psychological Injuries Reaches Epidemic Proportions With Rise in Suicide & Sexual Assault

Join 30 Top Mind-Body Healing Experts in Exploring New Alternatives for Veterans Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & In Addressing Unique Challenges Faced by Female Veterans

RHINEBECK, NY – As reported by the New York Times, 45 percent of veterans that have served in Iraq or Afghanistan are now requesting support for their injuries, in many instances psychological injuries. President Obama recently stated that we are losing more troops to suicide than we are losing in combat, calling the issue an epidemic and demanding that “we’ve got...

Pathbreaking Women From Around The World Convene To Share & Strengthen Global Efforts For Change At Omega’s 10th Women & Power Conference

Isabel Allende, Majora Carter, Eve Ensler, Sally Field & Cecile Richards   Among 25+ Presenters to Gather at Omega Women’s Leadership Center Launch

RHINEBECK, NY—In an election year when national headlines have engaged the country in debate centered around key issues of concern to women, Omega Institute’s 10th Women & Power conference explores the theme of “What’s Possible.” The conference, which will be held September 21–23, 2012, on Omega’s Rhinebeck, New York campus, is distinguished this year by the launch of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center...

Omega’s 2012 Being Yoga Conference Retreat Emphasizes How To ‘Live Yoga’

More than 20 of the Nation’s Top Yoga Teachers to Lead Weekend Yoga Immersion in the Heart of New York’s Hudson River Valley

RHINEBECK, NY–Today, Omega Institute, one of the nation’s most trusted sources for yoga education, announced its annual Being Yoga Conference Retreat will be held on its Rhinebeck, New York campus, from August 17–19, 2012. The event offers more than 50 sessions for both beginner and seasoned practitioners. Sessions cover a wide range of topics and styles, and are taught by some of the nation’s top teachers.

“As a nonprofit...

Omega To Award $10,000 Grant To Clearwater

Omega Breaks New Ground by Offering its First Annual Leadership in Sustainable Education Award

HUDSON VALLEY, NY, June 8, 2012 – Omega Institute, home of the award-winning Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), today announced the creation of a new annual award to acknowledge nonprofit peers who exemplify leadership in sustainable education, and who share Omega’s commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. Omega has chosen environmental champion, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, as the first recipient of the $10,000 cash award. Omega will...


Omega Flagship Program Kicks Off - 8th Annual Service Week to Focus on Reinforcing Hudson Valley Social Safety Net Services & Nonprofits Working to Empower Young Women & Girls

RHINEBECK, NY – As service-oriented nonprofits struggle to survive in the current economy and carry out their missions in spite of reduced funding and budget cuts, Omega has offered grants to 25 nonprofit organizations, many of whom serve young women and girls throughout the region, to participate in a retreat at Omega’s 195-acre campus in Rhinebeck, New York. At a time when...

Omega Institute Brings Its Best to New York City

Plus a Free Live Stream of Brené Brown's The Anatomy of Joy!

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega today announced it will return to New York City, with sixteen extraordinary teachers, for its highly anticipated annual conference, Omega NYC, at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, April 20–22, 2012. The conference brings together some of Omega's most popular and inspiring teachers, who offer unique tools for living a more holistic life. For the first time ever, Omega plans to broadcast live from the Women & Happiness workshop, so people around the world can watch...