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06/23/2019 to 06/28/2019

Dr. Steven Hickman explains the concept of self-compassion.

How do you typically react to difficulties in life? Do you instinctively fight uncomfortable experiences or find fault in yourself when things go...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2019 to 06/28/2019
Practice Leader Certification Training

Why do tai chi practitioners experience longevity, inner peace, and inner power? With Tai Chi Easy™, developed by master teacher Roger Jahnke, it’s easy to discover why.

A mind-body practice that combines gentle exercises, breath practices...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2019 to 06/28/2019
Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Today's Youth

The Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) teaches yoga and mindfulness to youth classified as “high-risk” or “hard-to-reach” in urban environments, as well as youth in private schools and rural and international settings.

Guided by Holistic Life...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2019 to 06/30/2019
Emotional Intelligence for a Happy & Fulfilling Life

We all possess the creative fire that is found within the stars and in every atom. With all its warmth and light, that inner sun is trying to radiate through us as human beings. But for that to happen, we have to release the energetic blocks that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2019 to 06/30/2019
9 Phases of Cultivating & Mastering Qi

The greatest promise offered by the ancient mind-body practice of qigong is that we can heal our own pain and suffering. Refined for millennia, this Chinese meditative exercise system focuses on absorbing and cultivating life-force energies,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2019 to 06/30/2019
The Work of Byron Katie

Byron Katie on staying out of other people's business.

 

For...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2019 to 07/05/2019

African-American gospel music has a long and rich history of building strong communities. This week, united in our love of gospel, we become a gospel music community with longtime Omega friend and teacher Sister Alice Martin, one of the most...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2019 to 07/05/2019

Watch Jimmie Dale Gilmore talk about the immense value of exploring your own creativity.  

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery. While...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2019 to 07/05/2019
Music, Mindfulness & Creative Play

The ukulele offers an accessible way to bring music-making into your daily life. Whether you are new to the ukulele or have been playing it for years, you gain useful practice tips, playing techniques, meditative listening skills, and learn how...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2019 to 07/07/2019

Watch Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore perform, "The Banks of the Colorado"—a song written for his wife.

In this Advanced Songwriting workshop with Grammy-Award nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2019 to 06/28/2019

Dr. Steven Hickman explains the concept of self-compassion.

How do you typically react to difficulties in life? Do you instinctively fight uncomfortable experiences or find fault in yourself when things go...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2019 to 06/28/2019
Practice Leader Certification Training

Why do tai chi practitioners experience longevity, inner peace, and inner power? With Tai Chi Easy™, developed by master teacher Roger Jahnke, it’s easy to discover why.

A mind-body practice that combines gentle exercises, breath practices...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2019 to 06/28/2019
Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Today's Youth

The Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) teaches yoga and mindfulness to youth classified as “high-risk” or “hard-to-reach” in urban environments, as well as youth in private schools and rural and international settings.

Guided by Holistic Life...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2019 to 06/30/2019
Emotional Intelligence for a Happy & Fulfilling Life

We all possess the creative fire that is found within the stars and in every atom. With all its warmth and light, that inner sun is trying to radiate through us as human beings. But for that to happen, we have to release the energetic blocks that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2019 to 06/30/2019
9 Phases of Cultivating & Mastering Qi

The greatest promise offered by the ancient mind-body practice of qigong is that we can heal our own pain and suffering. Refined for millennia, this Chinese meditative exercise system focuses on absorbing and cultivating life-force energies,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/28/2019 to 06/30/2019
The Work of Byron Katie

Byron Katie on staying out of other people's business.

 

For...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2019 to 07/05/2019

African-American gospel music has a long and rich history of building strong communities. This week, united in our love of gospel, we become a gospel music community with longtime Omega friend and teacher Sister Alice Martin, one of the most...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2019 to 07/05/2019

Watch Jimmie Dale Gilmore talk about the immense value of exploring your own creativity.  

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery. While...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/30/2019 to 07/05/2019
Music, Mindfulness & Creative Play

The ukulele offers an accessible way to bring music-making into your daily life. Whether you are new to the ukulele or have been playing it for years, you gain useful practice tips, playing techniques, meditative listening skills, and learn how...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/05/2019 to 07/07/2019

Watch Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore perform, "The Banks of the Colorado"—a song written for his wife.

In this Advanced Songwriting workshop with Grammy-Award nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg, explains how lovingkindness creates happiness and inspires change. "It doesn't have to be a dog-eat-dog world. If we look at a time that we've received someone's kindness, or we were kind in return, that's when we're actually happy," Sharon says. "And that happiness becomes the fuel for effective action in the world." More
Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women's Leadership Center, demonstrates a simple but powerful meditation to remind you to do no harm and take nothing from people who are meaning ill to you. "Both can happen at the same time. We can be peaceful warriors," says Elizabeth.  More
American spiritual teacher Adyashanti defines two types of awareness—focused awareness and the field of awareness—and says we all have experienced both.  More
When we label something, does it change the thing itself, or just how we perceive it? Pema Chödrön, one of the most prominent Buddhist teachers in the West today, gives an example of how our minds alter our experiences. More
Tara Brach, meditation teacher and author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, describes the process of moving through pain and fear into unconditional love and acceptance. More
Joan Halifax Roshi, Zen Buddhist priest, author, and founder of the Ojai Foundation and Upaya Zen Center, describes the three "transparencies" of socially engaged, full-hearted Buddhism. More
Esther Armah, award-winning journalist, playwright, and radio host, recalls her Ghanian childhood and defines a process of "intimate revolution" to transform personal and collective trauma. More
angel Kyodo williams, author, activist, and master trainer, offers an exercise to remind us and root us in what matters most. More
Sister Joan Chittister, the iconic spiritual feminist and activist, asks us to consider spirituality as a call to action in our culture. More
Activist, youth educator and cofounder of A Call to Men, Tony Porter describes the fears that hold men back and expresses his optimism for a future of equity and social justice. More
Omega: You are the founder and director of the Hard & the Soft Yoga Institute. What is the significance of that name? More
Omega: You are a former neurofeedback researcher with a degree in English and philosophy. How did you first find yoga? More
Omega: What's going on in the body when we start to feel anxious? Judson: Why don’t you tell me? What goes on in your body when you start to feel anxious? Omega: It depends on what I'm anxious about. I might have butterflies in my stomach, my palms might sweat, my face might flush. There are a lot of physical reactions happening. These physical sensations that we label “anxiety” have one thing in common: they make us feel contracted. —Judson Brewer More
Over the last decade there has been an explosion of new findings and public interest in neuroscience. However, most books and resources don’t demonstrate and explain in practical and concrete terms how these discoveries apply to everyday life experiences. My challenge, as a brain geek and mind-hacker, was to find a way to make sense of all this information and create a practical approach that I could use myself as well as share more broadly, especially with audiences without in-depth scientific training and knowledge, such as students in inner-city high schools. More
Omega: How do you define self-compassion? Steven: The most common way we talk about it is treating yourself the same way you would treat a good friend when they suffer, fall short, or fail. In general, people are more prone to being kind to other people than they are to being kind with themselves. Self-compassion gets them to direct this kindness toward themselves in the same situations.  Omega: What’s the difference between mindfulness and self-compassion? How do they work together?  More
Omega: Why do you think mindfulness has become so popular in the West? Saki: In the West we’re very interested in the mind. We identify powerfully with our mind and our thoughts. Mindfulness helps us realize we have the capacity to know ourselves more directly, to step back and say, “Wait a second; the mind that I have thought about as the mind is only one small aspect of mind." No one is diminished by offering love. —Saki Santorelli More
Omega: In your book Compassion in Action, which you wrote with Ram Dass, you say, “Acting with compassion is not doing good because we think we ought to. It’s being drawn to action by heartfelt passion.” What is your heartfelt passion?  More
Walking through the doors of the Shriners Hospital in Los Angeles was a form of time travel for me. Instantly, I was transported back to the five-year-old me, in the hospital on Halloween and dressed as a bat, leaping, limping, and flapping my wings as I went trick-or-treating down the corridor of the administrative offices. I watched that silly apparition, wistfully reliving the last days of having my own two feet. More
Omega: Can you explain how the brain’s way of learning sets us up for addiction? Judson: Our brains operate with a reward-based learning system, or habit loop, that has a couple of key pieces: a trigger, a behavior, and a reward. This evolved to help us remember where food is. If we were hungry and we saw a berry (the trigger) and we ate it (the behavior), the stomach then sent a dopamine signal to our brain (the reward) that said, “That was good! Remember what you just ate and where you found it.” More
Omega: How did you develop your natural talent for communicating with spirits and what practices remain important to you today? Tony: I was very lucky, because I was invited to join a development group. A woman named Joan, who has now passed over herself, took me under her wing. She saw something in me. I was allowed to sit in her home circle, which was a very small group that met every Thursday. More