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Learning paths content lists

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
In this one hour video, contemporary thought leader Panache Desai reveals why every experience in your life—every challenge and every solution—is born from the gift of grace. More
Sierra Bender, founder of the internationally acclaimed Boot Camp for Goddesses and author of Goddess to the Core, explains what it really means to be a goddess. More
Stewart Cubley is the founder of the Institute for Art & Living and coauthor of Life, Paint and Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression. He has traveled throughout the world for more than 30 years working with individuals and groups to access the potential within the human heart and imagination. Cubley leads his participants on a journey of self exploration where they are left alone with their mind and the danger of negative self talk. On their journey there is one rule: listen to your body's desire to create without judgement. 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
woman arms open to sky
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
Rejuvenation and restoration are not just about self-care—they're also integral to our capacity for service in our communities. More
Gratitude—the feeling of deep appreciation—has long been a staple of religious traditions, and it's becoming more and more popular today.  Oprah has kept a written gratitude journal for more than a decade and now keeps one using an app. More
Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.” Many credit him with bringing this practice into the mainstream (through his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program), but the practices have been around in many forms for thousands of years and can be found in various spiritual traditions More
Aries (March 20-April 19) More
Noted Buddhist Psychology teacher Jack Kornfield describes mindfulness as “a practice that enhances our well-being in every way, from developing increased mental clarity and deep relaxation, to handling stress in healthier ways and escaping the grip of our reactive emotions.”  More
book cover for Marrow by Elizabeth Lesser
Love of self, love of other: two strands in the love braid. I have braided these strands together in all sorts of relationships, in varying degrees of grace and ineptitude. I’ve messed up in both directions: being self-centered, being a martyr; not knowing my own worth, not valuing the essential worth of the other. To love well is to get the balance right. It’s the work of a lifetime.  More