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Watch an interview with Brian Weiss, America's leading past-life regression therapist, as he explains how we are always reunited with our soul mates, or soul families, in various configurations, from one lifetime to the next.       More
Is everything flying by you? “Are you looking for a better moment?” Watch Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), to fully understand awareness and how to let yourself take pleasure in the moment.    More
What does it mean to "listen with empathy"? How can we truly be there for ourselves and others in hard times? In this video, watch Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser read an excerpt from her book Marrow: A Love Story. More
Tara Brach, Buddhist teacher and author of Radical Acceptance, reveals how to find a moment to "come home" in the midst of our busy daily lives. Brach refers to this as a sacred pause, in which we are better able to celebrate our hearts and awareness. More
Watch Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön explain how to be angry in a way that leads to tender forgiveness, not a cycle of rage, shame and guilt.  Use meditation to feel the fire inside of you, just as it is.     More
With blunt honesty, relationship expert Harville Hendrix has a reminder for every couple: "Your partner is not you." The author of the best-seller Getting the Love You Want: A Guide For Couples and creator of Imago Relationship Therapy, Hendrix explains that couples must give up the idea of changing their partner and to embrace their differences instead. More
What is a soul signature? Watch as Panache Desai explains how it reveals itself.      More
Many people feel that something needs to be done about the way the world is headed. But what to do? At the 2014 Omega NYC program, American nondual teacher Adyashanti talks about an imperative for all humanity.   More
Every day you see, hear, and experience new things. But can old dogs learn new tricks? Pema Chödrön has the answer.     More
If you could actually see what you do with your mind, and see its effect on your life, what would that look like? Watch as Pema Chödrön shares a fitting image.     More
Childhood, especially ages 2-10, is a time of exploration, experimentation, and curiosity. It’s a natural period of learning when children attempt to make meaning of their outer and inner worlds. Yoga can help children harness the enthusiasm and natural curiosity of this time to befriend their body and mind, develop a sense of agency and competence, and self-regulate and manage their emotions. More
Adolescence is a time of tremendous change for children physically and can be particularly intense emotionally. It is also a time when they are deeply engaged in self-discovery and exploring the inner workings and capacities of their identity. More
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I used to think that religious dogma was the outgrowth of fear and unresolved parental issues. Certainly, much modern religion has lost touch with its more mystical roots, but there is no question that what ails the average American, as British writer and journalist Graham Hancock says, is a disconnection from Spirit. Fear is an infectious disease. You can catch fear but you can’t catch faith. That has to come from within. —Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez More
The mindful check-in is a brief three- to five-minute formal practice of moving attention away from whatever outer demands and experiences you may be facing and getting fully in touch with your internal experience in the moment. 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
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
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
Omega: What gets you out of bed in the morning? 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