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Gloria Steinem, writer, activist, and women’s rights movement leader, explains how race is a divisive social construct and reminds us of our shared evolution and humanity. More
A national voice on economics, Mellody Hobson is President of Ariel Investments and Chair of the Board of Directors of DreamWorks Animation. Here she tells a story about Ram Dass, freedom, and the wealth that allows spiritual transformation. More
Sister Joan Chittister encourages us to consider the four steps of major transformative change when culture is in chaos and society is in upheaval. More
Sister Joan Chittister, an iconic spiritual feminist and activist, tells a story that illuminates our need to take bold action in the world without waiting for it to be sanctioned. More
Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), makes a case for a society that incorporates the full range of human intelligences, with a focus on the benefits of emotional and spiritual intellegence. More
María Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, describes the importance of her practice to keep her "present" in her life and work. More
This Grammy Award-winning artist uses music as a way to convey her personal message. Here Ani DiFranco explains why we need to encourage feminism in this generation and how it can save the world. More
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers are tribal elders from across the world. Members of the council speak here about the importance of education, prayer, healing and taking action to bear witness to the past and future. More
Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), encourages bold leadership from the core. More
Jamia Wilson, feminist media organizer and Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media, in conversation with journalist Nadia Al-Sakkaf, describes how she learned to embrace what set her apart. More
Omega: Why are you speaking about spirituality and activism now? Skip: Because we are at a critical junction point and there is a sense of cultural awareness happening now that we can take advantage of. More
The Four Agreements are simple: Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best. But living the Four Agreements can be challenging. That’s why sisters Linda and Angelina Pelano came to Omega on a scholarship in June 2017 to attend the Four Agreements workshop led by don Miguel Ruiz and his sons, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Jose Ruiz. More
Omega: Can you give a simple definition of nondual spirituality? Sharon: The simplest way to describe it is the direct way of turning the attention back onto itself, of coming back to who you are. The classic definition is “you are what you’re looking for.” More
Omega Institute and the Yoga Service Council have worked together since 2014 to produce a series of Yoga Service Best Practices Guides, including Best Practices for Yoga in Schools (2015) and Yoga With Veterans (2016), and most recently Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System (2017). More
1. Keep a Journal More
1. 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006) Genre: Documentary Summary: Tackling some of the fundamental questions of our time with footage and observations from trips throughout India and the Middle East, this movie features the wisdom of one of the most well-known spiritual leaders. More
Yoga has much to offer people in the criminal justice system, including those who are incarcerated or otherwise system-involved as well as those who work as correctional officers, administrators, or other criminal justice professionals. More
Not everyone knows what they want to be when they grow up, but at 8, Kasha Dziewisz knew. She wanted to be a fashion designer and artist. Color, form, and art captured her attention and youthful imagination. “Color has been the backbone of all I do. It’s a motivator for me and makes me feel happy. Even around the house, I always like to have fresh flowers. Sometimes I’ll arrange a bowl of fruit next to it and then end up drawing or painting it,” says Kasha. More
Trauma-informed yoga is based on a particular understanding of trauma, one that emphasizes its impact on the entire mind-body system, as opposed to particular mental states (e.g., troubling memories) viewed in isolation from the physical body. “Trauma,” Bessel van der Kolk explains, “is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body.” More