Awareness | Omega
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Seven days of silence may sound like a dream to some and a challenge to others, but it’s a vital part of Convergence, a retreat led by senior Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teachers at Omega Institute.

During the 2017...

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Omega: What’s the difference between contemplative practice and meditation?

Mirabai: Meditation is one of many contemplative practices. When we started The...

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I think we are living in a time where we’re going to have to revolutionize our concept of the world again. When you look from outer space and you see this famous blue ball, it induces the feeling of, “Oh, there is a fixed ball. It has a certain...

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Watch Little Flower Yoga instructor Argos Gonzalez teach high school students mindfulness practices to help them de-stress, love themselves, and feel empowered to take control of their lives. 

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Omega: Can you talk about your experience with Lyme disease and describe how you used mindfulness to help you heal?

Sister D: I owe deep gratitude to...

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Omega: What's going on in the body when we start to feel anxious?

Judson: Why don’t you tell me? What goes on in your body when you start to feel anxious?

Omega:...

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We are living in a world where many of us are angry about issues of gender, race, and violence. What do we do with such strong emotion? Mindfulness teacher Rhonda V. Magee suggests we allow ourselves to be present with our anger so we can learn...

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It’s a common belief that work (what we do in order to make a living) and spirituality are incompatible. Work binds us to the material world, whereas spirituality frees us. This view is supported by traditional cultures, especially Eastern ones...

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Omega: What’s the best action to take when we notice fear popping up, especially when it comes to making decisions?

don Miguel Jr.: I work with the idea of coming to peace with fear. We need to respect...

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1. Be Present While on Retreat

One way to prepare for what comes after a retreat is to sink in and experience the retreat itself. It can be tempting to think ahead, to imagine the conversations you'll have...