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07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Michelle Becker

How do you typically react to difficulties in life, such as work stress, rejection, physical problems, or financial hardship? Do you instinctively fight uncomfortable experiences or find fault in yourself when things go wrong?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Annie Okerlin
Veterans Yoga Retreat (For men only)

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Research shows that yoga and relaxation practices help veterans reintegrate after the challenging experiences of military service.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
David Wilcox

The deeper side of songwriting is the practice of knowing your own heart.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Fred Poole
Reclaiming Our Stories

Authors Fred Poole and Marta Szabo create a studio where writers bring their most important stories to life, even those that seem too complex to tackle.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
James French
Being With Animals

“A close relationship is something that most people crave—and to share it with another being that doesn’t speak your language leaves you speechless.” —James French

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry and Dan Chaon have been teaching together for the last three years. Together they have developed a set of writing exercises that are part of their forthcoming book, Workbook 52.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Marge Piercy

Your life story is your most valuable asset, but do you know how to share it? Can you overcome your inner censors and keep writing in the face of frustration? How do you begin to tell a story that took so many years to live?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Michael Carroll
Making a Living and Living a Life

Most of us spend the majority of our day working or thinking about work. Often, our jobs can feel like an unruly journey—sometimes exhilarating, other times discouraging, creatively fulfilling, or tragically toxic.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Awaken to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth

Nature surrounds us and is always there to welcome us into the web of life. But how can we truly connect and communicate with nature?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Les Stroud
Reconnecting to the Earth

“I have made it my mission to help people understand the importance of the environment and how it affects their lives. It’s about reconnecting with the Earth.” —Les Stroud

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Fred Poole
Reclaiming Our Stories

Authors Fred Poole and Marta Szabo create a studio where writers bring their most important stories to life, even those that seem too complex to tackle.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
James French
Being With Animals

“A close relationship is something that most people crave—and to share it with another being that doesn’t speak your language leaves you speechless.” —James French

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry and Dan Chaon have been teaching together for the last three years. Together they have developed a set of writing exercises that are part of their forthcoming book, Workbook 52.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Marge Piercy

Your life story is your most valuable asset, but do you know how to share it? Can you overcome your inner censors and keep writing in the face of frustration? How do you begin to tell a story that took so many years to live?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Michael Carroll
Making a Living and Living a Life

Most of us spend the majority of our day working or thinking about work. Often, our jobs can feel like an unruly journey—sometimes exhilarating, other times discouraging, creatively fulfilling, or tragically toxic.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Awaken to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth

Nature surrounds us and is always there to welcome us into the web of life. But how can we truly connect and communicate with nature?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Les Stroud
Reconnecting to the Earth

“I have made it my mission to help people understand the importance of the environment and how it affects their lives. It’s about reconnecting with the Earth.” —Les Stroud

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Kath Meadows

The workshop is part of our Yoga Service initiative. Learn more.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Mel Bucholtz
Resolving Stressful Emotions

Imagine you could find relief from emotionally charged issues and restore yourself to a place of balance within minutes.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/05/2016 to 08/07/2016
Tim Olmsted
Reconnect With Natural Ease, Clarity & Warmth

The essential message of the Buddha, and other wisdom teachers throughout the ages, is that the very qualities we yearn for and work so hard to develop are immediately present as the essence of our being.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Sierra Bender is an internationally acclaimed women’s advocate, founder of the Boot Camp for Goddesses®. She discusses the need to tap into the body's innate intelligence as a way to wake up, get present, and come together as a community to solve the problems we are facing in the world today. Explore more from Sierra Bender   More
Panache Desai is a contemporary spiritual master and inspirational visionary whose gift of spiritual awakening has drawn thousands of people from all over the world. He reveals the most effective way for managing stressful situations and emotional triggers. Explore more from Panache Desai   More
A unique and extraordinary spiritual teacher and intuitive guide, Sonia Choquette, PhD demonstrates a simple daily tool to connect to your spirit, open your heart and experience healing inside yourself as well as a deeper connection with everyone around you.   Explore more from Sonia Choquette.   More
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Sonia Choquette, an extraordinary spiritual teacher and intuitive guide, explains why the best way to live a fulfilling life is by expressing your spirit through your mind, your body and your emotional experience.   Explore more from Sonia Choquette.   More
Sonia Choquette, a unique and extraordinary spiritual teacher and intuitive guide, is a leading proponent of metaphysical law and the psychic arts. In this video, she reveals why she believes that yourreal purpose is to create a satisfying life in the way that feels most true for you.   Explore more from Sonia Choquette.   More
Joan Sutherland, Roshi is the founder of the Open Source and deeply involved in re-imagining the koan tradition. She reveals why being human isn't a problem to be fixed, but a fearless examination of working through the habitual, negative patterns that separate you from a living a happier life.   Explore more from Joan Sutherland, Roshi.   More
Joan Sutherland, Roshi is the founder of the Open Source and Awakened Life. She discusses the power of learning to live with uncertainty by making your best guess and acting accordingly.   Explore more from Joan Sutherland, Roshi.   More

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Omega Institute Koans: One With the Question by Melissa Myozen Blacker
One With the Question
Koans represent the sayings and doings of Zen masters and their friends and students, as collected many centuries ago. Koan (Japanese) literally means "public case" (as in a legal precedent), and these ancient cases continue to have relevance for modern dharma students, illustrating what it might mean to live free from repetitive dualistic patterns of thinking and behaving. More
Omega Institute GPS of the Mind by Sylvia Boorstein
The GPS in my car never gets mad at me, no matter how many times I turn to avoid the torn-up street she has recommended. She just says, "Recalculating,” and directs me to turn right, and then right again, until I am back where she wanted me—on the street blocked by construction. More
Omega Institute The Natural Liberation of Habits by Tsoknyi Rinpoche
The ultimate habitual pattern is samsara itself—the wheel of habitual cyclic existence that causes all your suffering. The karma that drives the wheel—the three poisons of attachment, aggression, and ignorance—are actually deep-seated habits of mind. When you finally get tired of unconsciously participating in the daily show of habitual samsaric programming, what can you do to change it? Buddhism teaches three basic ways to cut your ties to samsara, once you have decided this is something you really need and want to do. More
If you made it through this much of 2014, you experienced some of the most wrenching astrology in recent memory. The cardinal grand cross of January and April, combined with Mars retrograde and some strategically placed eclipses, earned most of the current year the rating of whiplash machine. More
Omega Institute Navigating the Holidays While in Recovery: More Compassion & Less Stress Are Key
More Compassion & Less Stress Are Key
While the holidays can be joyful and exciting, they can also be overwhelming and stressful, especially for those in recovery. Whether you feel the pressure to party or are confronting feelings of loneliness, cultivating more compassion and managing stress levels can help keep relapse at bay. Cultivate Self-Compassion More
Omega Institute Exercise Your Joy Muscle
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions," says the Dalai Lama.  Many experts and spiritual teachers tell us that happiness, or joy, is a choice that we make. In fact, research shows you can get happy in seconds once you have found the right tools. Try a few of these simple exercises to help boost your mood and feel more joy each day. More
Omega Institute The Open Secret by Elizabeth Lesser
Are You Hiding From True Happiness?
Open Secret Learn the alchemytrue human beings know.The moment you acceptwhat troubles you've been given,the door will open.—Rumi     Jelalluddin Rumi wrote poems so alive and clear that even today—eight centuries later—they shimmer with freshness. More
Omega Institute Soul to Soul in Life by Ram Dass
An Interview With Ram Dass, Part 1
Lois: Your book, Polishing the Mirror, reminds us to live from our spiritual heart, which is a regular ongoing practice. What is the most important thing that you are learning as you continue to "polish" your own "mirror"? Ram Dass: I’m learning about love. I’m learning that God is love. That all things—like trees and cars and everything—are made of love. And that I am made of love. That’s radiance. It’s insight. I’m learning how to identify with my soul rather than my ego. So the soul is just love, love, love. More

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