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Internationally recognized clinical psychologist and author, Laurel Parnell, PhD, demonstrates a simple bilateral tapping technique to calm yourself down any time you feel anxious. Learn more about Laurel Parnell More
Tracey, a participant at a Panache Desai workshop at Omega, discusses the affect his work had on her life. Learn more about Panache Desai:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/727045/ More
Panache Desai is a contemporary spiritual master and inspirational visionary whose gift of spiritual awakening has drawn thousands of people from all over the world. He acts as a direct line between divine consciousness and helps people of all nationalities, religious beliefs, and faiths to transform our lives by empowering us to free ourselves of pain, suffering, sadness, and self-limiting beliefs. Learn more about Panache Desai. More
Sierra Bender is an internationally acclaimed women’s advocate, founder of the Boot Camp for Goddesses®. She discusses the need to tap into the body's innate intelligence as a way to wake up, get present, and come together as a community to solve the problems we are facing in the world today. Explore more from Sierra Bender   More
Panache Desai is a contemporary spiritual master and inspirational visionary whose gift of spiritual awakening has drawn thousands of people from all over the world. He reveals the most effective way for managing stressful situations and emotional triggers. Explore more from Panache Desai   More
A unique and extraordinary spiritual teacher and intuitive guide, Sonia Choquette, PhD demonstrates a simple daily tool to connect to your spirit, open your heart and experience healing inside yourself as well as a deeper connection with everyone around you.   Explore more from Sonia Choquette.   More
A unique and extraordinary spiritual teacher and intuitive guide, Sonia Choquette, reveals why happiness is contagious and how you become a role model and inspiration for everyone around you by attending to your own joy and taking full responsibility for your choices, your thoughts, and your needs.   Explore more from Sonia Choquette         More
Sonia Choquette, an extraordinary spiritual teacher and intuitive guide, explains why the best way to live a fulfilling life is by expressing your spirit through your mind, your body and your emotional experience.   Explore more from Sonia Choquette.   More
Sonia Choquette, a unique and extraordinary spiritual teacher and intuitive guide, is a leading proponent of metaphysical law and the psychic arts. In this video, she reveals why she believes that yourreal purpose is to create a satisfying life in the way that feels most true for you.   Explore more from Sonia Choquette.   More
Joan Sutherland, Roshi is the founder of the Open Source and deeply involved in re-imagining the koan tradition. She reveals why being human isn't a problem to be fixed, but a fearless examination of working through the habitual, negative patterns that separate you from a living a happier life.   Explore more from Joan Sutherland, Roshi.   More

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Omega Institute Did You Play Today?
"We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing." While it's unclear exactly who coined this phrase, it's a sentiment worth taking to heart. Play is an essential part of life. But what exactly is it? Like art, we know it when we see and experience it. More
Omega Institute Living a Life of Awareness & Acceptance
Most people do not live in a cloistered monastery in the middle of nowhere, free to practice awareness in solitude. They, like you, live in a community—where the people they love and the noise of the world attempt to hook their attention in every possible way. Even those who do live in an ashram or a monastery, a space created almost exclusively for practicing awareness, will tell you that their world is far from being distraction-free. So, regardless of where you are, coming into and out of awareness is a universal human condition. More
Working Your Edge: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2
Omega: You have a very disciplined approach to your writing, but your meditation practice has ebbed and flowed. What is the growing edge in your spiritual practice?  Elizabeth: I keep trying. I really do. I kind of feel like the smoker who has quit 90 times, but I have optimism that one of these days I'm going to get it. More
Omega Institute Be a Source of Joy: An Interview With Bonnie St. John, Part 1
An Interview With Bonnie St. John, Part 1
Omega: You once said, “What you do when everything goes right doesn’t tell me who you are. It’s what you do after disaster that shows your character most.” How do you define this boldness in your own life? More
Omega Institute Living an Engaged Life: An Interview With Tara Brach, Part 1
An Interview With Tara Brach, Part 1
Omega: What motivated you to begin meditating? Tara: There were two reasons. First, I had the sense I needed to improve myself. I thought meditation would diminish the parts of me I didn’t like and I'd become a more perfect and awake person. I don't know where I got that idea, but I worked really hard at it. I would go to different teachers and they would say, "Just relax, it's okay," but I would then take that on as the next way to improve myself. More
Omega Institute How to Embrace Presence in Body & Mind: An Interview With Tara Brach, Part 2
An Interview With Tara Brach, Part 2
Omega: We seem to have an uneasy relationship with the body in Western culture. We are especially averse to pain, discomfort, and aging. How can we learn to be more at home in the body no matter our physical condition? More
Mercury is currently retrograde in Gemini, making several contacts to Neptune in Pisces. Mercury is the worldly god of technology and communication. Neptune is the worldly god of the imagination, deception, dreams, and intoxicating substances. Put them together in the digital environment and we are likely to get some observable effects, or rather, effects worth observing. Mercury retrogrades are a time to pay attention and tune into the environment; the challenges make that environment more noticeable, and your responses to it easier to feel. More
Omega Institute Hope, Connection & Survival in the Wild by Les Stroud
As a young boy I played outside my cottage in the forest, pretending to survive. I made pillows out of moss and put branches up for crude shelter roofs. I talked to trees and bugs and animals. It was my escape. My refuge from a mediocre life in suburbia. I dreamed of being like Jacques Cousteau. I dreamed of being like Tarzan. And, lo and behold, what is Survivorman if not the perfect hybrid of those two dreams? But in the adult world of television production, my reason for those dreams—connecting to nature—disappeared into the din of business, money, and schedules.  More

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