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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.

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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
Buddhist teacher, nun and author Pema Chödrön is widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. She reminds us that, although our mind perceives things as being fixed, everything is, in fact, changing all the time. It's this change and impermenance that offers unlimited possibility for freshness, uniqueness and aliveness. More
Byron Katie, best-selling author and founder of The Work, reveals the stress-producing ways in which we get “in everyone else's business,” while leaving our own business unattended. When we are attentive to ourselves and come from a grounded place, we can also better gauge who to do business with and who not to do business with. More
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Sticking to our commitments is one of the most challenging things to do. Why is that? Because we have an unreal view of what it means to be human: We like to think of ourselves as finished products, but we’re not. We are actually works in progress. More
An Interview With Jean Kilbourne
Omega: Today the average American sees 3,000 advertisements a day. What’s the impact of that and how do we respond? Jean: Advertising is hugely more important than most realize—it’s the engine that drives mass media. Television, magazines, websites, and newspapers are all rounding up audiences to be sold to advertisers. That’s their business model. That’s the point. More
This has been an exhausting year. Everyone is feeling it, or will be, but only some people are saying what they're experiencing and how they feel. We all know that change is upon us. Let's put an anchor down into the long-range astrology on which I'll base the following analysis. This consists of several main factors and many supporting ones. The common threads involve slow-movers Uranus, Pluto and Eris, all of which have precedents for revolution. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
AWAKENING THE BEST IN THE HUMAN SPIRIT…for almost 40 years, these words have guided us at Omega Institute in everything we do. When we are developing curriculum and choosing teachers, as we work together as a staff, as we serve our guests and care for our campus and land, we ask ourselves this question: what can we do to help people activate their most creative, courageous, loving, and wise potential? More
Omega: How were you impacted during your weekend at the Women & Power Retreat? What was the lasting takeaway?  Kelly: As a leader and member of the energy industry, the theme "Doing Power Differently” really hit a cord. The takeaways were many. Talk about what you are afraid of and have a practice that brings it to the fore. Open up a space for others to confront, wrestle with, and move beyond the fear. My favorite image was Liz Gilbert saying, “fear—you can ride in the car with me, but you can’t drive.” More
An Interview With Neil Kramer
Omega: What gets you out of bed in the morning? More
The United States celebrates its anniversary on July 4, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, and that makes the country born under the sign Cancer. Generous, loyal, oriented on food and with a healthy ability to be self-centered, the United States certainly has some of those tendencies. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
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It is only fair for me to point out right from the start, in the spirit of full disclosure, that the cultivation of mindfulness may just be the hardest work in the world. Ironically, to grow into the fullness of who we actually already are is the challenge of a lifetime for each of us as human beings. No one can take on that work for us. It can only be our own undertaking in response to our own calling—and only if we care deeply about living the life that is authentically ours to live, in the face of everything that we may be called to engage with, being human. More