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Watch Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön explain how to be angry in a way that leads to tender forgiveness, not a cycle of rage, shame and guilt.  Use meditation to feel the fire inside of you, just as it is.     More
With blunt honesty, relationship expert Harville Hendrix has a reminder for every couple: "Your partner is not you." The author of the best-seller Getting the Love You Want: A Guide For Couples and creator of Imago Relationship Therapy, Hendrix explains that couples must give up the idea of changing their partner and to embrace their differences instead. More
What is a soul signature? Watch as Panache Desai explains how it reveals itself.      More
Many people feel that something needs to be done about the way the world is headed. But what to do? At the 2014 Omega NYC program, American nondual teacher Adyashanti talks about an imperative for all humanity.   More
If you could actually see what you do with your mind, and see its effect on your life, what would that look like? Watch as Pema Chödrön shares a fitting image.     More
Every day you see, hear, and experience new things. But can old dogs learn new tricks? Pema Chödrön has the answer.     More
American fitness guru Tony Horton, creator of the popular P90X® program, explains the importance of purpose and what it takes to live a truly healthy life. More
The unknown is a scary place for many. Watch a talk with Adyashanti on why humans create a belief system with no connection to faith out of the fear of the unknown.  More
Qi, one of the oldest healing art forms is brought back to life by an inspiring discussion between world-renowned Qigong Master Robert Peng and bestselling author Michael J. Gelb. The two highly sought out speakers shed light on the nature and cultivation of universal life force and how the practice of qigong can change the world. More
A leading exponent of teachings on meditation and how they apply to everyday life, Pema Chödrön is widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. She describes how in the vastness of space we can understand that there is room for everything in life, including our pain and difficult emotions. More
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Indian Springs is a natural hot springs resort in Calistoga, California. It is one of those places people go to unplug, relax, and enjoy the healing mineral waters. I was enjoying a long, hot soak in the outdoor pool when a loud voice rippled through the silence, “Honey, you will love this. It’s just like lemonade.” My body responded with a tug in the back of my throat. I immediately got thirsty and opened my eyes. More
Omega: How can the second agreement, “Don’t take anything personally,” be useful for us when it comes to family members and friends? don Miguel Jr.: My father taught me that I’m responsible to the tips of my own fingers; I’m not responsible to anyone else. To take things personally is to assume responsibility for someone else’s will. Here’s a story of how my father taught it to me: More
Last night I watched the first episode of the new season of the world’s longest-running television drama, Dr. Who. The show is a light-hearted time travel story that, over its 55 years, has become more complex, more mysterious, and more rooted in the wonders of life, death, and identity. Afterward, I thought about the Tarot—what it has meant to me, what it gives us—and it struck me that Dr. Who and his strange time machine, the Tardis, have a lot in common with the Tarot and those of us who read the cards. More
A miracle is a shift in thinking, a shift from fear to love. At first glance that sounds a bit ridiculous. How does shifting a thought cause a miraculous change? And yet it does that exactly. For every thought we think creates form on some level. A simple thought—seemingly trivial or even unimportant—carries within it the power to move mountains. And that is the least it can do. There is no worldly power—no money, no technology, no business or government—that can match in power the power we wield by simply using our minds for the purposes of love. More
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Hope has a bad name these days among certain teachers. On the one hand, it seems to suggest wishful thinking that distracts us from a sober assessment of reality and fosters unrealistic expectations. As Nietzsche put it, “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.” Meanwhile, in the language of “spirituality,” hope implies a rejection of the present moment, or perhaps a taint of doubt eroding the creative power of one’s intentions. But let us not be so quick to dismiss this primal element of the human psyche. More
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According to the Yoga Service Council, yoga service is defined as the intentional sharing of yoga practices that support healing and build resilience for all—regardless of circumstances—and are taught within a context of conscious relationship and rooted in self-reflection and self-inquiry. More
When we get hooked on the latest video game on our phone, or our favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, we are tapping into one of the most evolutionarily conserved learning processes currently known to science, one shared among countless species and dating back to the most basic nervous systems known to man. This reward-based learning process basically goes like this: We see some food that looks good. Our brain says, Calories, survival! And we eat the food. More
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Omega: What was your entry into yoga and how has it impacted your life? Tamara: I remember being little and watching Lilias Folan on television. She was my first intro to yoga and I was fascinated by her long braid of hair, but of course I wasn’t practicing back then. In the 1980s, I was exploring off and on, practicing at home. I bought a few books and that eventually led to me to sign up for a teacher training. More
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Is paying attention becoming a thing of the past? We relinquish it at our own peril. Think about it. Kitchen sensors can notify us when the milk in our refrigerator has reached its sell-by date and needs replacing. But is it worth sacrificing our sensory awareness? If we no longer read the expiration date, sniff or taste the product, or shake it to hear or feel lumps that may have formed, our powers of observation are diminished. More
Budgeting. There, I said it. How did that word make you feel? If you are like most people you found yourself tensing up and feeling resistance. What if I told you there was another way to manage your cash flow, one that works with (not against) the flow of the universe. Would you be interested in learning more? More