Learning Paths

Core Staff Jobs

Rhinebeck, New York

Core Staff: Core Staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of managerial and administrative positions. These are year-round, salaried jobs with a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance.

Temporary and Hourly Staff: Temporary and hourly staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of administrative tasks for an hourly wage. These positions do not include benefits.

Learning paths content lists

09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Creative Integration for Healing Trauma and Stress

When we experience trauma or stress, we naturally construct internal barriers that disconnect us from essential parts of ourselves and block the flow of energy, creativity, and joy—causing more stress. We can break free from this cycle using...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

“There is a state in which you are fully alive, authentic, and spontaneous,” Ann Bradney writes. “You are open to all of your feelings, connected to your strength and your truth. You are not afraid to know anything about yourself. I call this...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

When we add touch to yoga, our practice deepens and we enter a world of possibility where our bodies can open to the universal flow.

Join Daniel Orlansky and Jennifer Yarro for this 5-day exploration into the art of hands-on yoga. Drawing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Practices for Health & Well-Being

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Yoga and relaxation practices are known to help veterans restore life balance and reintegrate after the challenging experiences of military service. In this yoga retreat for women veterans, you gain skills to nourish and strengthen both body and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Practices for Physical & Emotional Transformation

As millions of people in China have already discovered, there is a powerful, natural way to address health conditions and stimulate inner healing for living a happy, healthy life.

Immerse yourself in a healing retreat with qigong master...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/15/2017 to 09/17/2017

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list at 877.944.2002 or register for the online event.

Pema Chödrön is widely beloved for her insightful, down-to-earth teachings of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. In this weekend retreat, hear for the first time her wisdom teachings coming out of a yearlong sabbatical of contemplation...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/15/2017 to 09/17/2017

In this short teaching, Pema Chödrön explains how dramatically your perspective can...

Location:
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Tai Chi as a Roadmap for Life

Would you like to approach life with the wisdom, power, and gentleness of a tai chi master, focused in your intent and centered in your physical and personal integrity? The yin and yang principles of tai chi offer you a way to make better choices...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017

Immerse yourself in two complementary yoga practices that can help you reduce stress, release tension, and improve overall well-being.

Restorative yoga utilizes a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, chairs, etc.) to help the body relax...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
A Prayer for the World With Indigenous Grandmothers


“It doesn’t matter what country you are from; in the end we find
each other as one people, one family.” —Indigenous Grandmothers

For centuries, the medicine carriers, wisdom bearers, and spiritual...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Creative Integration for Healing Trauma and Stress

When we experience trauma or stress, we naturally construct internal barriers that disconnect us from essential parts of ourselves and block the flow of energy, creativity, and joy—causing more stress. We can break free from this cycle using...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

“There is a state in which you are fully alive, authentic, and spontaneous,” Ann Bradney writes. “You are open to all of your feelings, connected to your strength and your truth. You are not afraid to know anything about yourself. I call this...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

When we add touch to yoga, our practice deepens and we enter a world of possibility where our bodies can open to the universal flow.

Join Daniel Orlansky and Jennifer Yarro for this 5-day exploration into the art of hands-on yoga. Drawing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Practices for Health & Well-Being

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Yoga and relaxation practices are known to help veterans restore life balance and reintegrate after the challenging experiences of military service. In this yoga retreat for women veterans, you gain skills to nourish and strengthen both body and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017
Practices for Physical & Emotional Transformation

As millions of people in China have already discovered, there is a powerful, natural way to address health conditions and stimulate inner healing for living a happy, healthy life.

Immerse yourself in a healing retreat with qigong master...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/15/2017 to 09/17/2017

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list at 877.944.2002 or register for the online event.

Pema Chödrön is widely beloved for her insightful, down-to-earth teachings of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. In this weekend retreat, hear for the first time her wisdom teachings coming out of a yearlong sabbatical of contemplation...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Tai Chi as a Roadmap for Life

Would you like to approach life with the wisdom, power, and gentleness of a tai chi master, focused in your intent and centered in your physical and personal integrity? The yin and yang principles of tai chi offer you a way to make better choices...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017

Immerse yourself in two complementary yoga practices that can help you reduce stress, release tension, and improve overall well-being.

Restorative yoga utilizes a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, chairs, etc.) to help the body relax...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
A Prayer for the World With Indigenous Grandmothers


“It doesn’t matter what country you are from; in the end we find
each other as one people, one family.” —Indigenous Grandmothers

For centuries, the medicine carriers, wisdom bearers, and spiritual...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Timeless Secrets of Real-World Transformation

This workshop has been cancelled.

Even if you find yourself at a crossroads, you are never stuck. You always have the power to shift your life from where you are to where you’d like to be or where you need to be.

Come gather the transformative tools that give you the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
The writer, activist, and leader in the women’s rights movement, Gloria Steinem, shares insight into the historic roots of feminism right under our feet. More
Oscar Award-winning actress and social change activist Jane Fonda talks to Eve Ensler about the importance of raising young boys to be emotionally engaged men in our culture. More
Sister Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analysts and influential religious leaders of our time, presenting with the Dalai Lama and working with the UN. In this excerpt she speaks to religion, war, and women’s place in spirituality and creating a tomorrow in which we express values that are sound in ethics, empathy, morality, and love. More
Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), describes the developmental arc of dependence, independence, to interdependence for boys and girls. More
Oscar Award-winning actress and social change activist, Jane Fonda, describes her work to face her eating disorder and heal her feminine self. More
Grammy Award-winning artist, Ani DiFranco, conveys the courage and importance of telling our reproductive stories, and the strength it builds in community. More
Esther Armah, award-winning journalist, playwright, and political commentator, asks us to consider all intersections of personal identity and broader culture when building social transformation. More
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, clinical psychologist and senior research professor in South Africa, served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She explains her understanding of trauma. More
What does it mean to "listen with empathy"? How can we truly be there for ourselves and others in hard times? In this video, watch Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser read an excerpt from her book Marrow: A Love Story. More
Tara Brach, Buddhist teacher and author of Radical Acceptance, reveals how to find a moment to "come home" in the midst of our busy daily lives. Brach refers to this as a sacred pause, in which we are better able to celebrate our hearts and awareness. More
Reverend angel Kyodo williams sits crossed legged on floor smiling.
Embody True Compassion in Action
A Union of Ideals More
Research shows that educators and students can benefit from mindfulness practices in the areas of stress, attention, depression, anxiety, hostility, and academic performance. And stories coming from classrooms around the world confirm that mindfulness works. More
Woman on phone and laptop
How to Generate the Ultimate Renewable Resource: Love
The explosion of technology has really made time speed up. Everybody is practicing multitasking and trying to keep a number of balls in the air. This has taken a real toll on the intimacy of couples, and so couples have to consciously learn and practice how to stop, slow down, and give each other undivided attention. When you are generating love, love becomes the ultimate renewable resource. —Richard Borofsky and Antra Kalnins Borofsky More
Here's the month-by-month breakdown with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
Aries, where the Sun is now, is about initiation; that is, beginnings. It's the ignition of the zodiac, the start of the astrological year, and the Sun in this sign arrives with the surge of energy that pushes life up out of the ground during the Northern Hemisphere spring. Now this is being fully activated by the Aries New Moon. The world around us is restless, and you may be feeling that within yourself. This is well-described by the Uranus-Eris conjunction, the beginning of a new 90-year cycle that's just begun. More
bleeding heart flowers
A Sandy Hook Mom's Journey Through Grief
No one gets a free pass when it comes to grief, and I sure wasn’t an exception. More
A dreamcatcher in the sun.
Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen
The fifth agreement is: be skeptical, but learn to listen. Be skeptical because most of what you hear isn’t true. You know that humans speak with symbols and that symbols aren’t the truth. Symbols are only the truth because we agree, not because they are really the truth. More
For Children Ages 6-12
1. Connect: Checking in With My Feelings Take a quiet moment for yourself to investigate how you are feeling. Sit in a way that is steady and comfortable. Choose whether to put your hands in your lap, by your sides, or place a hand on your heart or your belly—whatever feels right to you. Focus on taking a few slow and steady breaths, and then ask yourself what emotions you are feeling right now. More
An Interview With Sharon Landrith
Omega: More people seem to be "waking up" spiritually than ever before, yet there also seems to be more injustice in the world. How can those who are waking up be effective game changers and not be overwhelmed by fear, anger, or sadness? More
I’m sure you know the incredible release that happens when you are nearing a vacation you’ve been planning, especially if it’s one you’ve been thinking of for a long time. For those of us in the daily grind of a traditional work/life relationship, this may be a vacation we’ve planned for and worked an entire year or even years toward. Maybe you relish the moments that lead up to that one- or two-week paradise, perhaps even adopting an “I don’t care so much” attitude to normal stressors as you get closer to the moment in which you know you will leave it all behind. More