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Dynamic and inspiring spiritual teacher, Adyashanti reveals that as you become more conscious, the desire to be of service becomes a natural instinct. But, it is important to look deeply at your motivations to understand if you are coming to service from a place of division—you against them—which may create resistance, rather than coming to service from a place of wholeness which will create deeper transformation for all. Learn more about Adyashanti More
Adyashanti, a dynamic and inspiring spiritual teacher, discusses why inner change is the first step towards living in deeper harmony with the world around you as well as the importance of practicing sustainable solutions in order to align your inner and outer realities. More
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, the cofounder and director of Golden Bridge Yoga, the premier Kundalini Yoga center in Los Angeles, California, and New York City, discusses the wisdom and magic of this ancient form of yoga. Explore more from Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa   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 in her workshop, The Radiant Power of Women. Explore more from Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa   More
Zindel Segal, PhD, the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies, says that depression is not a sign of weakness or failure. Therapy is an important resource for wellness and health that seeks to reverse engineer any feelings of isolation that many people experience in modern-day society. Learn more about Zindel Segal:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/be5e5298711778ecc0fa5c9dd78c... More
Zindel Segal, PhD, is the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies, Head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, and a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also Head of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a pioneer in the use of mindfulness meditation in the area of mood disorders. Learn more about Zindel Segal:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/be5e5298711778ecc0fa5c9dd78c... More
Internationally known yoga teacher and spiritual activist, Seane Corn encourages you to practice the ideals of yoga--integration, union, and love--by listening to your heart, being mindful of the choices you make with your money and your voice in order to create a more peaceful community for everyone.   Explore more from Seane Corn   More
Contemporary spiritual master and inspirational visionary, Panache Desai shares why he believes you are here to make a difference by holding a space for peace in the midst of life's daily chaos. Learn more about Panache Desai:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/727045/ 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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Your mind is like a TV or radio with lots of stations playing all at once. Many of us are tuned in to the Thinking Channel all day long, and most of these programs are talk shows. We don’t realize that there is a tuner that will allow us to change the channel. However, when we learn to use local awareness, then talk shows of the Thinking Channel no longer need to be our regularly scheduled programs. There are other dimensions of mind and identity that are always available and can be accessed with local awareness. More
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Chi—also known as prana, the warm current, Kundalini power, or the electromagnetic life force—is very difficult to describe because this life energy is invisible and cannot be seen. However, we can feel it. "Chi" [also spelled qi or ki] is simply the Chinese word for "breath." On the physical level, it is the raw air we breathe in and out, revitalizing us and keeping us alive. Our life hangs by this thin thread of breath every second of our lives, and that thread is seemingly empty air. More
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
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An Interview With Tara Brach
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 compassionate and more at home in the body regardless of our physical condition? More
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Being Black in Buddhist Community
There is no doubt in my mind that Buddhism is a religion. It has rituals, traditions, schools, and hierarchical structures. However, Buddhist philosophy, in its purest form, is just a set of principles to help you become awake to the life that you have so that you can live it more completely. If we go back to the original ideas and strip away the extras, if we take the “ism” out of what a brother named Buddha taught, then it's no more and no less than a way of planning your life. More

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