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Author of the best-selling book Many Lives, Many Masters, Dr. Brian Weiss has contributed a lifetime of work that reveals the very real physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that is possible when we explore our past lives. Get a quick introduction on what to expect in the intensive professional training for those who want to facilitate past life regression for others. More
Roger Jahnke, OMD, is a doctor of Chinese medicine with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He is a respected researcher, one of the nation’s most revered tai chi and qigong teachers, and a spokesperson on mind-body practice and energetics, energy medicine, wellness, and medical cost reduction. In this video, he demonstrates a simple, health-inducing, breathing exercise you can do anywhere and at any time. More
How can meditation train our minds to tune into the now? Pema Chödrön, widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, explains how to return our monkey mind to its natural state of open awareness using non-meditation.       More
For the entire Labor Day weekend, a spiritual bliss covers Omega's campus as people sing and chant from dusk to dawn.  Omega cofounder Stephan Rechtschaffen shares why Ecstatic Chant has the communal power to elevate people to a place of positivity and presence. 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
Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most respected and recognized Zen masters in the world, as well as being a renowned poet, peace activist, and human rights advocate. Born in Vietnam, and serving as a Buddhist monk since the age of 16, he was one of the founders of the “engaged Buddhism” movement, choosing to lead a contemplative life while working outside the monastery, helping villagers suffering from the devastation of the Vietnam War. 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
What is your purpose? Spiritual teacher and yoga therapist, Beryl Bender Birch shares her thoughts on why service will provide you with the greatest sense of self worth and long-lasting happiness.   More
In this school called life, we will take various classes, which involve subjects or experiences we signed up for while still in Spirit. Before our incarnation, we choose the life we think will afford us the best opportunities and/or challenges to help us hone our skills in practicing the energy of love. For most souls, much of the curriculum is defined by the relationships they will experience on Earth. These relationships will present opportunities to learn valuable lessons that the soul wouldn't receive any other way. More
In the digital age, when we tend to communicate via the abbreviated shorthand of texting and social media posts, it’s easy to lose touch with the instinct that had our ancestors spinning yarns around the campfire and passing down oral histories. Ironically, this is probably one of the reasons oral true storytelling has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Because you already know quite a bit about true storytelling—it’s innate for all humans and so you yearn for it.  More
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On his deathbed the great psychologist and lover of the human race Erich Fromm turned to his friend Robert Fox and asked, "Why is it that the human race prefers necrophilia to biophilia?" A significant question, this. Why do we prefer love of death to love of life? Missiles to celebration? Power-over to power-with? Greed to letting go? More
Omega: Is there a poem that inspired you to be a poet? Mark: The poetry of Pablo Neruda really inspired me. When I first read his work, I felt like, “I must belong to this tribe.” My oldest friend, Robert, who comes with me as a guest every year when I teach at Omega, introduced me to Neruda. I was so moved, I wouldn’t give him the book back. Omega: In 1987, you were diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, which has greatly informed much of your work. What’s the first step toward healing?  More
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Have you noticed that things seem to be moving faster and faster and it takes a certain kind of mental flexibility to keep up? Have you noticed an inherent awareness within yourself that knows the truth? Have you sensed that you don’t really operate as an isolated individual, that your actions are interconnected with everyone? The yogis tell us that we’re experiencing all this because we are now in the Aquarian Age. As you might guess by its name, the Aquarian Sadhana was developed specifically for this time period. More
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If you’re going to turn up in this world and do real work, you’re going to need to be fundamentally strong and energized. In my experience this demands five interrelated sacred practices. More
Choices always come with consequences. We have to accept the realization that ours may create situations that we never expected. Sometimes when we make a choice from a place of love, the universe will test our commitment to our decision. More
The mystic Aurobindo wrote, "If there is to be a future, it will wear a crown of feminine design." If the state of the world is a reflection of the quality of our leadership, unprecedented indicators and opportunities of the 21st century—socially, politically, culturally, environmentally, and more—are calling us to step up and leap into our greatness as women. More
Omega Institute You've Probably Already Taken a Shamanic Journey: An Interview With John Perkins
Omega: How would you describe a shamanic journey to someone who has never experienced one? John: I think everyone has taken a shamanic journey, they just haven’t called it that. If you’ve daydreamed or dreamed, if you’ve gone into deep thinking about something, if you’ve read a book and felt deeply involved in it, in a way you were on a shamanic journey. More
Omega Institute Millennials, Gen Xers & Work Stress: 4 Ways to Avoid Burnout
Jake Nickell, chief executive officer and founder of Threadless, a crowdsourced T-shirt company, says, “Success is defined in units of fun. It’s all about being happy." But these days young employees are smiling less and less. More