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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
Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author and speaker, describes what she would say to her 15 year-old self about making mistakes and taking risks. More
Joan Halifax Roshi, Zen Buddhist priest, author, and founder of the Ojai Foundation and Upaya Zen Center, describes the two "streams" of socially engaged Buddhism. More
Alice Walker, the author, poet, and activist, describes a lifelong and determined journey of seeing, born from a fear of blindness in early childhood. More
Sally Field, Academy Award-winning actress, tells an intimate story of facing her most intense experience of fear to claim a place of belonging. More
Psychic medium Tony Stockwell has learned how to communicate with the spirit world by surrendering to the feeling that surrounds him, allowing it to bubble up into his consciousness and then saying what he feels is right. In this video he describes his process of connecting with spirits, and how it has evolved through the years. More
Hear the story of a feud involving at-risk teens, stolen bikes, and a pair of bolt cutters. Holistic Life Foundation cofounder Atman Smith provides a real life example of how minfulness can be a useful tool for conflict resolution.   More
Marcia Ann Gillespie, author, editor, and activist, describes the spiritual context that runs through all her work and relationships. More
Carlos Andrés Gómez, award-winning poet, actor, and writer, describes his "click moment" as a young man discovering poetry, how a poem can change a life, and how each of us can contribute to shifting the cutlture of gender. More
Omega: In The Way of Qigong, you talk about the concept of going with the flow. How does that idea apply to our health and self-healing? More
What if we thought of judgment as another form of intuition? From the perspective of ego, judgments are the criticisms that divide our hearts from those that seem foreign to our known perceptions of reality. While the soul is naturally welcoming of the very changes that ego fights at every turn, the soul still has a journey of profound growth. One such lesson is recognizing the appearance of any judgment as an intuition being received. More
Omega: How has yoga become a tool to help trauma survivors?  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
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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. 2. Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014) Genre: Documentary 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