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Spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch speaks at the Yoga Service Council Conference about how the practice of yoga can transform your life. More
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch shares why yoga allows you to experience connectedness that leads to transformational change at the Yoga Service Council Conference at Omega Institute. More
Author of more than 40 books in the areas of creativity, meaning and mental health, Eric Maisel is known as America's creativity coach. In this sitdown interview, Dr. Maisel reveals why the search to find meaning in our lives is the primary motivator to experience creativity—but not necessarily pain-free. More
Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, says that true power takes place when you shift from wanting power over or against another person, place, or thing, and begin to live your life from the fullness of who really you are. More
While we may be the masters of science, without a parallel transformation of the heart, we will continue to experience sorrow. Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Center, talks about the growing movement in the West of using the ancient traditions of Buddhism to bridge this gap. More
How do you pay attention? Daniel Rechtschaffen, author of The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook, asserts that the mind can't take in more information when it is stressed. The remedy is mindfulness. Daniel discusses his own experience bringing mindfulness practices to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. More
World-famous kirtan singer and Grammy Award-nominee Krishna Das talks about how we perpetuate the illusion of separateness, and how we can return to oneness. More
Can we heal ourselves and others by using the natural energy systems of the human body? Donna Eden, author of the best-selling book Energy Medicine, demonstrates the profound power of energy medicine, a healing method that anyone can learn to use.       More
Caroline Myss, energy medicine pioneer and author of best-sellers Sacred Contracts and Anatomy of the Spirit, says it doesn’t matter how much money you have or how busy you are: you can do one action to benefit yourself and one action to benefit humanity each day. More
In this video you will learn what Brain Weiss's weekend workshop is all about. Get ready to meet kindred spirits, build lifelong friends, and participate in intuitive and psychic exercises.  More
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
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
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
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
Sometimes our relationship with our parents is strong and loving, yet we still find ourselves unable to explain the difficult feelings we carry. We often assume that the problem originates inside us, and if we only dig deep enough, we’ll discover its source. Until we uncover the actual triggering event in our family history, we can relive fears and feelings that don’t belong to us—unconscious fragments of a trauma—and we will think they’re ours. Todd’s Story More
Omega Institute You Are Not the Wave by Sister Dang Nghiem
In the Buddhist tradition, there are three stages on the path of practice: Listening, Reflection, and Practice. The first stage, listening came from the historical setting of the Buddha’s time, when there was no radio, DVDs, or the Internet. The monks and nuns listened intently to the Buddha’s teachings, called dharma talks. The monastics who were listening were referred to as sravajas, which meant “listeners or hearers” of the Buddha’s teachings. Having listened, they reflected further, and they then practiced the teachings. More
Women of color are the most likely demographic to earn poverty wages because of conscious and unconscious social biases, personal confidence gaps, and an overall lack of opportunities. There is ample data focusing on the challenges women at large face in the workforce, but there is glaringly limited discussion about how it relates to challenges women of color face. Awareness of these factors on all sides is crucial in creating change. More
For four days in the spring of 2016, the United Nations did something they've never done before. They hosted the Tribunal of the U.S. Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (BWTRC) as a part of the International Decade of People of African Descent at the United Nations. The BWTRC is the first organization to focus on rape and sexual assault against black women in the United States.  More