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At the age of 86, Hedwige Kuepper uses qigong to take charge of her body, her breath, and her life. She even teaches qigong at the senior center down the road from her house. Learning from qigong masters like Robert Peng at Omega's Super Qi Weekend, she gains the wisdom and knowledge to not only improve her own health, but her community's health as well. More
Add this energizing and restorative breathing technique to your morning routine. Yoga teacher trainer, writer, and human potential coach Daniel Aaron teaches this short exercise that he developed and uses every day. More
Since 2005, organizations large and small, working in the region, across the country, and around the world have brought their teams to Nonprofit Retreats at Omega to work and rest so that they can return to their efforts replenished and invigorated. More
When Army veteran Antwan Martin returned home from serving in the Iraq war, he felt he had lost a part of himself. To cope, he shut himself down emotionally. But through a scholarship to Omega's yoga for veterans retreat, he's learning how to open up to the world and feel again. More
Race. Climate. Politics. We live in a time of disruption. The 2017 Being Fearless Conference inspires us to imagine a new way forward. Portions of this conference are now available on demand, allowing you to discover—or relive—the power messages from Amy Goodman, Van Jones, Paul Hawken, Sister Joan Chittister, Rhonda Magee, Jon Kabat-Zinn, the Holistic Life Foundation, and Omékongo Dibinga.  To watch the on-demand video, click hereMore
As a child in Cambodia, Loung Ung's parents and two of her siblings were killed and she was forced to train as a child soldier. In this powerful video, she reveals what her mother taught her about the power of the heart to survive anything. More
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, clinical psychologist and senior research professor in South Africa, served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She describes how inherited trauma is healed. More
If you don't practice self-care as an activist, you will quickly burn out. Yoga teacher and change agent Seane Corn shares her seven non-negotiable self-care practices that allow her to keep doing the work her heart calls her to do: yoga, meditation, prayer, sleep, a nourishing diet, therapy, and play. More
In anticipation of Being Fearless on October 13th, Omega CEO Robert "Skip" Backus recently sat down with conference presenter and renowned scientist, writer, and meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn to talk about the mindfulness we all need to cultivate to create a new democracy. How do we harness the potential of these deeply divisive times?  And what does it REALLY mean to be fearless? More
Marcia Ann Gillespie, author, editor, and activist, encourages mindfulness in our human interactions and illustrates the difference between "bringing light and bringing heat." More
Since 2008, the Mindfulness & Education Conference has brought together people working in schools to further their learning of mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning practices. Research shows that these techniques help decrease stress and anxiety in children while helping them achieve greater health and more connected social relationships. More
Omega: How can attachment theory, which is about how we relate to our primary caregivers as a child, help us understand our adult relationships? More
When we look closely at our relationship with ourselves, we see that most of us live in a way in which we only love ourselves "if" and "when" we meet certain conditions that we’ve created for ourselves and then projected on to some distant future or some long-gone past. More
One summer evening in the sixties, I stepped out of the building where I lived in New York City and came upon the startling scene of a man yelling at a woman. Suddenly, the man ripped off a radio antenna from the car he was standing next to and began to whip the woman with it. Without thinking, I put my body between them and shouted at him to stop. Morally outraged, I had no thought to my own safety. The scene of a man abusing a woman set me afire, and I reacted accordingly. More
Omega: In your book, The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is, you write that one of the biggest impediments on the spiritual path is our unexamined beliefs about life. How can we begin to uncover these beliefs? More
Phones ringing and pinging, e-mails to be sent, social media accounts to update, bumper-to-bumper traffic, televisions blaring—noise everywhere! This is how most of us now live our lives. With this constant noise, continual distractions, busy schedules, and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, how can we even begin to be with ourselves? How can we connect with our soul or block out the background noise long enough to hear the wisdom that our soul is trying to pass on? More
No matter what category a relationship falls into, it acts as a teaching tool for you to understand the lessons that your soul needs to learn. It can help you to understand, change, or enhance your individual qualities. Every relationship is an opportunity for soul growth. More
Omega: You write in your book, It Didn’t Start With You, “Just as we inherit our eye color and blood type, we also inherit the residue from traumatic events that have taken place in our family.” Can you briefly explain the science of how this phenomenon works? Mark: When a trauma happens, it changes us. Literally, it causes a chemical change in our DNA and this can change how our genes function, sometimes for generations. More
We all dream. It’s one of the few things that we share as humans, no matter what country or culture we’re from. More
When we meet someone, what is going on? We assume we hold an awareness of our interior and exterior, and they do the same, but in many cases this isn’t a given. My internal “I” arises in myself. I arise in my own awareness and perception. Everything I feel in my body and my emotions arises in my awareness. But you also arise in my awareness. It’s like there are two video projectors going. I’m looking at the screen and I see the projection of you inside me. More