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06/04/2014 to 12/31/2016
Talk & Book Reading With Panache Desai

Change the energy that surrounds you, find the harmony that comes with self-acceptance, and discover your life’s purpose in Panache Desai's new book, Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy....

07/19/2014 to 12/31/2016

What would your life look like if your soul were in charge? What would change if you lived a life guided by your soul?

In this Omega Teacher Talk from 2014, Panache Desai, Brian...

08/03/2015 to 12/31/2016
The Story of the Holistic Life Foundation

Barry Boyce, editor-in-chief of Mindful magazine, talks with the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation in this Omega Unscripted Teacher Talk.

Watch Ali Smith, Atman Smith...

09/25/2015 to 12/31/2016
Practical Ways to Pursue Joy

Pursuing happiness is a great American pastime. But despite our efforts, happiness often seems elusive. In this Omega Unscripted conversation, four teachers share their unique take on happiness.

04/29/2016 to 12/31/2016

One of the most challenging things to do is start a meditation practice—or any other practice—and stick to it. If you've struggled to start a practice of any kind, you'll be interested to hear what experienced teachers Loch Kelly,...

Qigong master Mingtong Gu explains the ancient practice of qigong and demonstrates his Wisdom Healing Qigong Subtle Energy Practice. Try it for yourself starting at 0:55 and connect with the subtle energy of the universe. More
Modern day shaman Llyn Cedar Roberts suggests ways you can learn to better communicate with nature. Hint: the first step is to slow down. More
When we bring mindfulness into the classroom, it gives kids a way to get at learning in a way, "that doesn't injure their integrity; injure their beauty," says renowned meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn. Watch Kabat-Zinn explain how mindfulness can bring out the unique qualities of every child. More
Watch this panel at Omega's annual Mindfulness in Education Conference dig into the challenges of working inside school systems in order to change them for the better. More
Experience the first in a series of yoga flows offered exclusively for members by Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga™Leslie offers up a perfect exercise to do at the office when you want to take a quick break, move your body, and release tension. Blending dances of the African Diaspora and yogic practices, Leslie moves to the music of her husband and cofounder of Afro Flow Yoga, Jeff W. Jones, and teaches an exercise routine that can be done anywhere in a chair. More
"Radical remission survivors are bad patients, and they're proud of it," says Kelly Turner of these unique cancer survivors. Watch the story of her groundbreaking research and learn about the nine key factors that radical remission survivors have in common. More
Iyanla Vanzant, one of America’s most profound spiritual leaders, takes a deep dive into the topic of prayer. From a refreshingly candid perspective, Vanzant teaches that prayer is not necessarily about religion. Learn what prayer really is, how to do it, and what the benefits are. More
Watch Deva Premal and Miten perform their devotional song "The Greatest Challenge." With albums topping the New Age charts in Europe, Australia, and America, Deva Premal and Miten offer their songs as an invitation into the nature of love, devotion, and consciousness. More
Watch Little Flower Yoga instructor Argos Gonzalez teach high school students mindfulness practices to help them de-stress, love themselves, and feel empowered to take control of their lives.  More
Seven days of silence may sound like a dream to some and a challenge to others, but it’s a vital part of Convergence, a retreat led by senior Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teachers at Omega Institute. During the 2017 weeklong immersion, scholarship recipient Brandon Lewin joined more than 100 other participants to cultivate and deepen an ongoing practice, with silent sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement and yoga, and evening talks that explored the qualities and practices of mindfulness.  More
Omega: How do you define archetypes? Laurence: Archetypes are universal patterns. They are the common ways that all humans experience things. Archetypes are expressed differently by different cultures, but these various representations all refer back to the underlying patterns that are recognized by everyone. Omega: Laurence, how have you used archetypes in your work with planetary astrology? More
When we are sick and in pain, we try to get well quickly. This is the natural response. We seek treatments to "fix" or get rid of our pain and symptoms so we can get back to our normal lives. When the treatment doesn’t make the symptoms go away, and we begin to suffer physically and emotionally, our search for answers intensifies. More
Do we go it alone or make our way together? These are our two choices in making the hard journey through existence. These choices are represented by the two prominent Buddhist traditions: Hīnayāna Buddhism, which seeks personal enlightenment (Hīnayāna means little raft), and Mahāyāna Buddhism, which seeks a mutual enlightenment with others (Mahāyāna means big raft). More
Imagine having a computer system that kept track of every event, thought, image, or desire that had ever transpired in the earth. Imagine, as well, that rather than simply a compilation of written data and words, this system contained countless videotape film and pictures, providing the viewer with an eyewitness account of all that had ever happened within any historical time frame. Finally, imagine that this enormous database not only kept track of the information from an objective perspective but also maintained the perspectives and emotions of every individual involved. More
Omega: What’s the difference between contemplative practice and meditation? More
Omega: How did you feel when you started practicing yoga and what were some of the changes to your mind and body after months of practice? More
One of the greatest gifts in life is friendship. Two Vietnam veterans, Joel Laufman (pictured above on the left) and Dennis Connors (pictured above on the right), know the value of that gift, with a friendship that spans 50 years. The two men recently met at Omega Institute’s Rhinebeck campus to attend A Retreat for Veterans. More
I think we are living in a time where we’re going to have to revolutionize our concept of the world again. When you look from outer space and you see this famous blue ball, it induces the feeling of, “Oh, there is a fixed ball. It has a certain size. It’s a defined system.” Before we thought the planet was a flat disk, now we’re thinking it’s a ball flying through the universe. The whole information that we need in order to solve the problem is already in the system. —Thomas Hübl More
Omega: How has teaching yoga to military members affected the way you teach? Corwin: I probably teach more men than the average yoga teacher, and that’s definitely transformed my teaching style. With women you have to be authentic—we respond to authenticity and to others being open, accepting, and vulnerable. With men I find this to be even truer. If I want to slip in principles of mindfulness or surrender, I have to approach it from a firmly grounded and straightforward place, because that’s where these guys operate. More