Learning Paths

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Core Staff: Core Staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of managerial and administrative positions. These are year-round, salaried jobs with a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance.

Temporary and Hourly Staff: Temporary and hourly staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of administrative tasks for an hourly wage. These positions do not include benefits.

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Trained in the traditional art of ghazal since he was three years old, Vishal Vaid brings a modern perspective to the ancient devotional South Asian song form. At Ecstatic Chant, an annual weekend-long continuous performance, Vaid has nurtured a unique community of people who travel from across the globe to sing with him. More
The music of Miten and Deva Premal is an invitation into the nature of love, devotion, and consciousness. Their concerts and tantric workshops have touched the hearts of seekers across the world and their albums have topped New Age charts in Europe, Australia, and America. They employ ancient mantras, rich harmonies, and sensual rhythms in their music, exploring the essence of love, devotion, and consciousness. More
Counselor, public speaker and facilitator of her Presence Through Movement workshops, Kim Eng has developed a body of teachings aimed at the transformation of consciousness through the integration of spirit, mind, and body. She sees our “God-nature” as living in and through the human body and teaches others to do the same. In this clip, Eng discusses how accessing deep, present moment awareness can help us to find our true identity. More
Spiritual life counselor Iyanla Vanzant says that every relationship we have is a reflection of the relationship we are having with ourselves. She explains that, the better we become at being with ourselves, the better we are in relationships, and vice versa. More
Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, a pioneer in the field of mindfulness and education, is the creator of Mindful Children, an organization that leads trainings and implements mindfulness-based curriculum in collaboration with schools and organizations. In this video, he demonstrates how to practice heartfulness at every age and why it will help you stay connected to what you are feeling inside your heart. More
Yoga teacher Colleen Saidman, christened “The First Lady of Yoga” by the New York Times, discusses how her children have become teachers for her and her husband Rodney Yee. The family unit is an opportunity for revelation because of the unconditional love of parents for children, says the author of Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom. Saidman is also a Jivamukti Yoga® teacher and co-founder of Urban Zen’s Integrative Yoga Therapist Program. More
Cofounder and director of Golden Bridge Yoga, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa explores what it means to be a woman who lives and leads with grace and strength. She contends that the next age for humanity will need feminine energy more than ever before. More
In this exercise, Barbara Stanny, MA, author of Overcoming Underearning, asks us to think back to our earliest memory of money in order to uncover how those decisions have shaped our financial life today. By revisiting those early memories, we can re-shape our outlook on money and change our current relationship to it.  More
Have you ever felt anxiety and wished you had a tool to overcome it? Internationally recognized clinical psychologist, EMDR expert, and author Laurel Parnell, PhD demonstrates a simple bilateral tapping technique to calm yourself down any time you feel anxious. More
Harville Hendrix, PhD, the internationally recognized relationship expert known for the best-seller Getting the Love You Want: A Guide For Couples and creator of Imago Relationship Therapy, explains how real love starts when we truly see our partner as different from us. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
An Interview With Dan Millman
Omega: What do you think prevents people from living their full potential? More
Mindfulness is hot. U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan practices it with colleagues on Capitol Hill. The British Parliament is doing it, too. And hundreds of programs teach it to students in schools across the country each day. More
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Stop Being Bullied by Your Core Beliefs
Studies have shown that, as far back as in the womb, we make decisions about who we are and what’s possible for us to have (or not have) as it relates to receiving happy, healthy love into our lives. Conclusions like “I am not wanted,” or “I am not enough,” are the assumptions we may have made up as children, when we were far too young to understand that it was our caregivers, and not we ourselves, who were in some way inadequate and deficient in their abilities.   More
A Contemporary Shamanic Approach to Healing
Today our minds, our emotions, our relationships, and our bodies are out of kilter. We know it, but we tend to ignore it until something goes very wrong—a scary diagnosis, a broken relationship, the death of a loved one, or simply an inability to function harmoniously in everyday life. When things are a little bad, we read a self-help book or go to a workshop. When they're really bad, we bring in experts to fix the problem—oncologists to address cancer, neurologists to repair the brain, psychologists to help us find peace and understand our family of origin. More
An Interview With Isabel Allende
Omega: What do you think of the growing popularity and commercialization of feminism in pop culture? Isabel: It’s fine. Make condoms that say “feminist.” As long as it’s out there. It can take any shape or form or language—just bring it up. More
Omega Institute Mindfulness as a Healing Practice: An Interview With Sister Dang Nghiem
An Interview With Sister Dang Nghiem
Omega: Why is mindfulness so important for our times? Sister D: When I was in my second year of medical school, I had to make the decision whether to do a four-year program or a five-year program. I was stressing out about it, and in a dream I saw a lot of people on bicycles just plunging down a hill. I stopped at the top of the hill and recognized that there was a little girl sitting on my handlebars. I realized that if I were to plunge down the hill, that girl would fly off the handlebars and die, so I stopped. I didn’t go down the hill.  More
An Interview With Daniel Goleman and Tara Bennett-Goleman
Omega: Is emotional intelligence something we’re born with? Are there practices we can do to build our emotional intelligence? More
Omega recently hosted and participated in an important 3-day diversity training led by the Opening Doors Diversity Project. Participants from across New York’s Hudson Valley included representatives from Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Hudson River Housing, LGBTQ Task Force to Undo Racism,  More
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We all want to be successful and we all struggle with what that means. Someone tells a young man running track that he’d be good at jumping hurdles. So he trains and finds himself in the blocks, nervous, wondering if this is right for him. When the gun goes off, he’s running as fast as he can to beat the others, to stay in his lane, to clear every hurdle. Legs burning, he pushes harder and strains to cross the finish line. Out of breath, hands on his knees, he wonders briefly, how did I get here? Is this where I need to be?  More