Dropping In, Season 2: Omega's Award-Winning Podcast | Omega

Season 2 features teachings and practices from some of Omega's most memorable workshops and conferences, selected from our archives by Emmy award-winning producer and director of digital media at Omega, Cali Alpert.


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    Swimming in the Middle of the River

    Pema Chödrön

    In this episode from Omega's 2011 Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change Retreat, beloved American-born Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön shares a 12-minute teaching on patience, coping with daily annoyances, and swimming in the middle of the river.
  • Ani Trime

    In this episode from Omega's 2005 Overcoming Obstacles Conference, the late Buddhist nun, Ani Trime Lhamo, offers a 22-minute talk on coping with a complaining mind. The talk includes a 9-minute meditation practice (beginning at 6:08) to help release negative thoughts.
  • Sharon Landrith

    This offering from spiritual counselor Sharon Landrith is a 43-minute seamless, guided meditation, where even the introduction is part of the experience. It is excerpted from Omega's 2018 Love Arising From Stillness retreat.
  • Mallika Dutt, Tony Porter, and Elizabeth Lesser

    In this potent 35-minute conversation, Mallika Dutt, Tony Porter, and Elizabeth Lesser share stories and perspectives on gender socialization in modern times. Mallika ends the episode (beginning at 29:57) with a short visualization practice to promote interdependence.
  • Rhonda Magee

    In this poignant teaching originally recorded at Omega's Being Fearless Conference in 2017, best-selling author and mindfulness teacher Rhonda Magee honors her African-American heritage and discusses mindfulness for social justice. She also leads a 6-minute standing meditation practice (skip to 25:09) that celebrates the stories that make up your own unique heritage.
  • Roshi Joan Halifax

    Today, Roshi Joan Halifax offers a stirring 26-minute lecture on being a "war baby," early lessons in unconditional love, and what it really means to be of service, all from Omega's 2013 Women and Power Retreat. Later, she leads a 14-minute mindfulness practice (starting at 27:38) and shares her core teaching: cultivating a strong back, soft front.
  • Holistic Life Foundation

    Today, the cofounders of the Holistic Life Foundation begin this 38-minute conversation, originally recorded at the Making Peace with the Earth Conference in 2018, with a 13-minute lovingkindness meditation practice. Later, they share the nature-based lessons from their childhoods that inform their work with underserved kids.
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    A 12-Minute Mindfulness Meditation

    Jack Kornfield

    In this 12-minute episode, celebrated Buddhist mindfulness teacher Jack Kornfield offers up a lovingkindness meditation from Omega's 2013 Neuroscience of Well-being, Mindfulness & Love Workshop in New York City.
  • Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei

    Join Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei for a 19-minute conversation about the illusion of separateness, originally recorded at Omega's 2015 Women & Power Conference, plus a 7-minute meditation practice to help you re-center (starting at 11:00).
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn

    In this 22-minute episode recorded at Omega's 2017 Being Fearless Conference, Jon Kabat-Zinn discusses how presence and wisdom must be cultivated—then offers a "dropping into being" practice.
  • Sharon Salzberg

    Join Sharon Salzberg for a short, snackable, 8-minute lovingkindness meditation, excerpted from Omega's 2006 Women & Power Conference.