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Rhinebeck, New York

Core Staff: Core Staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of managerial and administrative positions. These are year-round, salaried jobs with a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance.

Temporary and Hourly Staff: Temporary and hourly staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of administrative tasks for an hourly wage. These positions do not include benefits.

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Omega Institute 3 Ways to Use Social Media to Feel More Connected
The digital age isn’t just about posting selfies or broadcasting your every thought. Since the launch of the first social network site, Friendster, in 2002, millions of people have logged onto social media to connect with others. Today, it’s one of the major ways we stay connected to the people we care about. More
What: Chanting meditation is a musical practice during which you sing or chant sacred mantras, phrases, and/or songs, often accompanied by live instruments. Some practices sing or chant in unison; others follow a call-and-response format. More
Omega Institute Very Red Tomato & Beet Soup by Sharon Gannon
Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 large fresh beets, peeled and choppedOne 22-ounce can or jar of tomato sauce2-to-3 cups of water, depending on desired consistencySalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteTofu sour cream (optional), for serving Directions In a large soup pot, place the beets and tomato sauce, add the water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about 30 minutes, until the beets are soft.  More
Omega Institute Millet-Cauliflower Soup by Frances Moore Lappé
A Classic Vegetarian Recipe
Makes 2 quarts. More
Carlos Andrés Gómez
An Ode to Grandmothers
Eight months shy of a hundred. And still filled with the wonderment of a child. My grandmother is a revelation tumbling in on itself. Songs and secrets snaked into the creases of her smile. Her 63-year-old hunch is washing dishes in the sink.  Her knees in 2nd grade tear through the living room like a derailed train car. Prayer-swollen hips from her wedding photos call up to a rosary, ask for life. And I am molded clay from the hands with which she now holds my chubby face. I am small  and curious.  More
A hand writes on a piece of paper on a desk
The Struggle to Find Manhood
Everything inside of you was floodlit, infinite as daybreak. You were boisterous and bold, sensitive and soft, arms open to anything that would hold you. You were a cascade of offerings. A toothy, overbite smile that, even with headgear on, could not be dimmed if you tried. And you cried at the end of the movie ET like that little alien was your best friend or, at least, the family More
Omega Institute Sharon's Amazing Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Serves 15 to 20 people, depending on serving cup size. Ingredients One 14-ounce package extra-firm tofuOne 14-ounce package firm tofuPinch of salt⅓ cup maple syrup or agave10 ounces canned coconut milk3 tablespoons vanilla extract2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder2 tablespoons raw cacao powderOne 9-ounce bag vegan chocolate chips2 tablespoons coconut oilSimple Whipped Cream Topping (optional, recipe below) Directions More
Omega Institute Weaving the Threads of Peace
The Omega Peace Quilt Project
The Omega Peace Quilt is an annual seasonal community project led by fabric artist Helema Kadir. The results are always unique, beautiful, and meaningful. Each quilt is an original piece of fabric art and community folk craft with a coloful message of peace stitched into each square.  More
Omega Institute Save Your Seeds
For most gardeners, the season begins in late winter when seed catalogs arrive in the mail featuring backyard crops like ornamental kale, watermelon radish, and heirloom tomatoes. Growing plants from seed allows you to start your garden early by germinating seeds inside and offers a larger selection of herbs and vegetables to choose from. More
Omega Institute Reishi Mushroom Tea
Reishi mushrooms, also known as "mushrooms of immortality," contain polysaccharides called beta-glucans that can help stimulate the immune system, prevent tumor growth, and lower blood pressure. One way to use this medicinal mushroom is to make a decoction, or tea.  More