Omega envisions a world where all people can awaken their full potential while caring for each other and the Earth.

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Through innovative educational experiences that awaken the best in the human spirit, Omega provides hope and healing for individuals and society.



We believe that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things.

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We believe human beings thrive in connection with one another.


We hold an optimistic view that each of us can contribute toward a regenerative future.

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We believe service is a path toward greater understanding of ourselves, others, and the world we share.

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We treat others as we ourselves would want to be treated and focus on the collective good.


Over many decades of working with gifted thought leaders, teachers, staff, and participants we’ve gained a deeper understanding about how people grow, learn, heal, and connect. Our Organizational Aspirations help define what we’ve learned and give us a blueprint for putting it into practice. We know from experience that we won’t get it right all the time, but this is how we aspire to engage as the Omega community.

We Think Beyond "The Way It Is" toward "The Way It Can Be"
We’ve never been afraid to go against the grain. Our organizational courage is what keeps us reflective, adaptive, and innovative. We are unapologetic disrupters when the times call for change.

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We Are Relationship-Centered
We understand that relationships are central to everything we do. As a learning community, we focus on understanding each other and supporting each other’s individual and collective well-being, creativity, contribution, and development.

We Nurture a Sense of Belonging, Mutuality & Wholeness
We strive to be an open and supportive environment where all of us—our staff, guests, and teachers—can meet new people, expanding the boundaries of our communities, and connect across differences, in mutuality and nonjudgment. This is a continuous, evolving journey.

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We Work To Advance Equality & Justice
We recognize that systems of inequality and injustice are embedded in society, and strive to contribute to efforts for change. We also recognize the ways in which we, as individuals, can work to heal and undo harmful patterns in ourselves.

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Our Learning Approach is Rooted in Place, Nature & Community
We believe in the power of place: where we live and learn can be meaningful sources for inspiring ideas, fostering human connection, and serving as a springboard for understanding our global community.

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We Embrace Curiosity & Openness
We believe in living with deep inquiry—striving to understand what can be known even as we relax into life’s mystery. We practice “beginner’s mind”—a curiosity about life, death, and consciousness. We believe this creates more space for learning, growth, and joy.

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We Communicate Mindfully
We strive for clear, compassionate, and courageous communication. We reach across differences to find solutions that are equitable and constructive. We seek a larger perspective and strive to understand the underlying meaning of the challenges and complexities of life.

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We Stop, Reflect & Replenish
We understand that in today’s fast-paced world it’s essential to make time to take a rest, to be able to reflect, integrate experience, relieve stress, and regenerate one’s energy, creativity, and enthusiasm for the work ahead.

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We Hold Up the Basic Human Desire for Joy, Hope & Love
We recognize that everybody shares the yearning for being joyful, having hope, and living with loving relationships. As an organization committed to “awakening the best in the human spirit,” we focus on bringing forth these qualities in all that we do.