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What is energy? Can you carry other people's energy? James Van Praagh, one of the world’s most renowned and respected spiritual mediums working today, explains the basics of energy.  He uses a simple demonstration to help you understand the sensation of your own energy and the importance of being responsible for your sacred space. More
James Van Praagh, a renowned medium for over thirty years, explains how we are all born with six senses: the five physical senses and our intuition. He is the number one New York Times best-selling author of Talking To Heaven, a spiritual memoir and case study examining the reality of life after death. More
Adyashanti, American-born spiritual teacher and author of The Way of Liberation, shares how silence is not separate from us. It's also not separate from noise. Curious? Find out more. More
Author of more than 40 books in the areas of creativity, meaning and mental health, Eric Maisel is known as America's creativity coach. In this sitdown interview, Dr. Maisel reveals why the search to find meaning in our lives is the primary motivator to experience creativity—but not necessarily pain-free. More
Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, says that true power takes place when you shift from wanting power over or against another person, place, or thing, and begin to live your life from the fullness of who really you are. More
While we may be the masters of science, without a parallel transformation of the heart, we will continue to experience sorrow. Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Center, talks about the growing movement in the West of using the ancient traditions of Buddhism to bridge this gap. More
How do you pay attention? Daniel Rechtschaffen, author of The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook, asserts that the mind can't take in more information when it is stressed. The remedy is mindfulness. Daniel discusses his own experience bringing mindfulness practices to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. More
World-famous kirtan singer and Grammy Award-nominee Krishna Das talks about how we perpetuate the illusion of separateness, and how we can return to oneness. More
Can we heal ourselves and others by using the natural energy systems of the human body? Donna Eden, author of the best-selling book Energy Medicine, demonstrates the profound power of energy medicine, a healing method that anyone can learn to use.       More
Caroline Myss, energy medicine pioneer and author of best-sellers Sacred Contracts and Anatomy of the Spirit, says it doesn’t matter how much money you have or how busy you are: you can do one action to benefit yourself and one action to benefit humanity each day. More
About three decades ago I spent a year as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. It was a very austere life, dedicated to meditation and simplicity. One of the trainings I practiced was to only take one meal a day from the food collected going on alms rounds early in the morning. More
Based on even a cursory reading of the news, or listening to anyone speak for more than five minutes, the mental health problem is now obviously at the pandemic scale. Random acts of violence, the lack of the obligation to make any sense, and a frantic feeling that seems to be soaking through society are just a few clues of its existence. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
An Interview With Dan Millman
Omega: What do you think prevents people from living their full potential? More
Mindfulness is hot. U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan practices it with colleagues on Capitol Hill. The British Parliament is doing it, too. And hundreds of programs teach it to students in schools across the country each day. More
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Stop Being Bullied by Your Core Beliefs
Studies have shown that, as far back as in the womb, we make decisions about who we are and what’s possible for us to have (or not have) as it relates to receiving happy, healthy love into our lives. Conclusions like “I am not wanted,” or “I am not enough,” are the assumptions we may have made up as children, when we were far too young to understand that it was our caregivers, and not we ourselves, who were in some way inadequate and deficient in their abilities.   More
A Contemporary Shamanic Approach to Healing
Today our minds, our emotions, our relationships, and our bodies are out of kilter. We know it, but we tend to ignore it until something goes very wrong—a scary diagnosis, a broken relationship, the death of a loved one, or simply an inability to function harmoniously in everyday life. When things are a little bad, we read a self-help book or go to a workshop. When they're really bad, we bring in experts to fix the problem—oncologists to address cancer, neurologists to repair the brain, psychologists to help us find peace and understand our family of origin. More
An Interview With Isabel Allende
Omega: What do you think of the growing popularity and commercialization of feminism in pop culture? Isabel: It’s fine. Make condoms that say “feminist.” As long as it’s out there. It can take any shape or form or language—just bring it up. More
Omega Institute Mindfulness as a Healing Practice: An Interview With Sister Dang Nghiem
An Interview With Sister Dang Nghiem
Omega: Why is mindfulness so important for our times? Sister D: When I was in my second year of medical school, I had to make the decision whether to do a four-year program or a five-year program. I was stressing out about it, and in a dream I saw a lot of people on bicycles just plunging down a hill. I stopped at the top of the hill and recognized that there was a little girl sitting on my handlebars. I realized that if I were to plunge down the hill, that girl would fly off the handlebars and die, so I stopped. I didn’t go down the hill.  More
An Interview With Daniel Goleman and Tara Bennett-Goleman
Omega: Is emotional intelligence something we’re born with? Are there practices we can do to build our emotional intelligence? More