Learning Paths

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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

09/15/2017 to 09/17/2017

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

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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
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017

Connecting to souls of departed loved ones is your birthright. Whether you are a seasoned medium or wish to connect to the departed for the first time, you can benefit from the skills and experience of Rev. Janet Nohavec, a pioneer in the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
The Craft & Soul of Writing

Writing is a powerful tool of self-exploration. The soul of story is a combination of craft and magic, a uniting of head and heart. The Way of Story is an integrative approach to writing narrative that combines solid storytelling craft with...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Equine Archetypes for Self-Discovery

This workshop has been cancelled.

For thousands of years, riders have experienced “the way of the horse,” but you don’t have to be a rider to benefit from the wisdom of these amazing animals.

Through thought provoking exercises, reflection, and lively group exploration—...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/22/2017 to 09/29/2017
A 7-Night Silent Retreat With Adyashanti

Adyashanti talks about two qualities of awareness.

 

There is a...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
Develop Your Inherent Creativity

Do you yearn to express your creativity and your love of life and nature through the gentle tip of a paintbrush? Join Jacalyn Bennett in this beginners workshop for aspiring artists who are ready to experience the joy and tranquility that comes...

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
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017

Connecting to souls of departed loved ones is your birthright. Whether you are a seasoned medium or wish to connect to the departed for the first time, you can benefit from the skills and experience of Rev. Janet Nohavec, a pioneer in the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
The Craft & Soul of Writing

Writing is a powerful tool of self-exploration. The soul of story is a combination of craft and magic, a uniting of head and heart. The Way of Story is an integrative approach to writing narrative that combines solid storytelling craft with...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Equine Archetypes for Self-Discovery

This workshop has been cancelled.

For thousands of years, riders have experienced “the way of the horse,” but you don’t have to be a rider to benefit from the wisdom of these amazing animals.

Through thought provoking exercises, reflection, and lively group exploration—...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/22/2017 to 09/29/2017
A 7-Night Silent Retreat With Adyashanti

Adyashanti talks about two qualities of awareness.

 

There is a...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
Develop Your Inherent Creativity

Do you yearn to express your creativity and your love of life and nature through the gentle tip of a paintbrush? Join Jacalyn Bennett in this beginners workshop for aspiring artists who are ready to experience the joy and tranquility that comes...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017

Supported by the efforts of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, faculty, staff, and administrators at colleges and universities nationwide are integrating contemplative practices into a wide variety of courses, programs, and services—...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Grammy-nominee Krishna Das, one of the foremost devotional singers in the world, performs with his kirtan group. A long-time student of Ram Dass and Maharaj-ji, Krishna Das lived in India for almost three years in the early 1970s, leading him deeper into the practice of kirtan—chanting the names of God. More
American fitness guru Tony Horton, creator of the popular P90X® program, explains the importance of purpose and what it takes to live a truly healthy life.           More
Qi, one of the oldest healing art forms is brought back to life by an inspiring discussion between world-renowned Qigong Master Robert Peng and bestselling author Michael J. Gelb. The two highly sought out speakers shed light on the nature and cultivation of universal life force and how the practice of qigong can change the world. More
A leading proponent of teachings on meditation and how they apply to everyday life, Pema Chödrön is widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. With her endearing humor and wit, she explains how working with your mind instead of trying to change outer circumstances will lead to a much more pleasant experience of life. More
Omega's Veterans, Trauma & Treatment conference is an unprecedented gathering of experts in resiliency and the treatment of trauma for veterans using complementary and alternative medicine. It offers professional information on the latest mind-body treatments for veterans with PTSD. Throughout the weekend, keynote lectures, panel discussions, and concurrent workshops explore mind-body treatments for veterans’ trauma.     More
Energy healer Deborah King guides you on a journey to activate and clear your chakras. Get in touch with your higher self and awaken your power to heal yourself and others. More
Adyashanti, American-born spiritual teacher and author of The Way of Liberation, elaborates how a realization of oneness involves letting go of our identification with ego. The San Francisco-based founder of Open Gate Sangha is known for his non-dual teachings, which take inspiration from early Zen masters. More
Deepak Chopra, the author of 21 New York Times best sellers and a pioneer of alternative medicine, draws an important distinction regarding the nature of consciousness. More
In this exclusive video panel discussion from Omega, Panache Desai, Elizabeth Lesser, and Brian Weiss discuss the meaning and relevance of heaven and hell. In response to an audience member's inquiry about Hitler and whether he is in heaven or hell, Lesser encourages us not to get wrapped up in questions like that and to instead focus on heaven and hell on earth.       More
We all have heard that yoga and other mind-body practices are good for us, but how do they impact our brain? Renowned professor, author, and founder of The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Jon Kabat-Zinn explains some of the science and theory behind why yoga, tai chi, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and other mind-body practices can improve the recovery of those who have been wounded through trauma.     More
An Interview With Roger Jahnke
Omega: Can you talk about the different types of qigong and how someone new to the practice might find the right one for them? More
Sam Keen and Gifford Keen building something
A Story of Forgiveness
Dear Dad, Over the last few days, my thoughts have been drawn back to our last phone call time and again. I wonder if you have any idea how profound it was for me. More
hands radiating a ball of light
Creating the Bengston Energy Healing Method
A long time ago, soon after I graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Niagara University, I met a man who claimed he had recently discovered his psychic abilities. At the time, in 1971, Bennett Mayrick was a house cleaner. He had held a variety of jobs before I met him, including floor installer, professional singer, etc. Basically, he was a jack-of-all-trades. Since I don’t naturally default to belief, I asked him if I could test his claim. He not only agreed but welcomed the opportunity as he proclaimed himself a skeptic. And so a partnership was born. More
Man receiving acupuncture
The ancient Greek word for wound is trauma. Simply defined, trauma is a deeply disturbing experience that can create extreme stress and overwhelm the body and the mind.  About 70 percent of U.S. adults have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives and up to 20 percent of these people can also develop post-traumatic stress, according to the nonprofit organization Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute. More
Small Adjustments to “Better Our Best”
Micro-resilience isn’t about weakness. On the contrary, small adjustments help us “better our best” and perform closer to our world-class capability. Repeatedly working to the point of collapse isn’t going to be good enough to get the job done at the level we need. Our bleary eyes and foggy brain eventually bring us to the point of diminishing returns. We begin to introduce errors and inconsistencies that require even more effort to repair. Conversely, strategic recoveries along the way allow us to achieve a new and higher level of the all-in commitment we value so highly. More
For more than 20 years, Omega has offered hope and healing to veterans and their family members dealing with issues related to post-traumatic stress, often referred to as an invisible wound. Each year, veterans come to campus to attend trainings and workshops on resiliency and healing trauma that focus on complementary and alternative medicine modalities. In the summer of 2016, 10 male veterans came to Omega on scholarships for a weeklong yoga retreat.  More
Here's the month-by-month breakdown with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
There's a question going around: How do we convey the social unrest in our nascent era of protest into a sustained movement? There are a lot of problems in the country and in the world that need addressing—and it would seem the powers-that-be are not so interested. It's up to us. I want to take this up as a spiritual question—that is, as a question of the inner life. More
older woman doing yoga
An Interview With Joan White
Omega: Having studied extensively with both B.K.S. Iyengar and his daughter Geeta Iyengar, what have you observed about the role of women in yoga? Joan: One of Mr. Iyengar’s legacies—we call him Guruji—is that he was the first one that taught men and women in the same class. It had been forbidden, but he broke through a lot of Indian taboos in his introduction of yoga to the West, and now everybody can do yoga if they want to. More
Thousands of people have overcome cancer against incredible odds, and Kelly Turner has made a career out of studying these cases—1,500 of them and counting. She calls it radical remission, or people who have experienced a complete reversal of a serious or terminal cancer diagnosis. More