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 fought in war know intimately about life and death. We who have been wounded by war—physically, psychologically, and spiritually—need to come together in order to support each other.” —Claude AnShin Thomas

About Claude AnShin Thomas:Claude AnShin Thomas received numerous awards, including the Purple Heart, for his service in the Vietnam War. After struggling with re-entry into society, Thomas studied mindfulness meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh. He was ordained as a Zen Buddhist monk in the Japanese Soto Zen Tradition by Baisen Tetsugen Roshi. He is author of AT HELL’S GATE: A Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace, and is founder of the Zaltho Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes nonviolence and change.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. in Omega’s Lake Theater
Free Admissio
n—No Registration Required

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Contributions in support of Claude AnShin Thomas and the Zaltho Foundation’s work will be accepted.


Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, New York 12572

About Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation's most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 250 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York, and at exceptional locations around the world.

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