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05/07/2017 to 05/12/2017
Dan Welden
Impressions to Remember

Explore the art of monoprinting with master printmaker Dan Welden.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017
Develop the Tools to Unlock Your Full Potential

You have the potential to live a much fuller life, where you wake up every morning feeling enthusiastic about the day ahead and throw yourself into everything you do—not because you have to, but because you want to.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017
Phil Stutz
Develop the Tools to Unlock Your Full Potential

You have the potential to live a much fuller life, where you wake up every morning feeling enthusiastic about the day ahead and throw yourself into everything you do—not because you have to, but because you want to.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017
Boot Camp for Your Brain

In this age of digital dependence, “flexing your memory” is as integral to overall well-being as proper diet, exercise, and rest. But how do you keep your brain fit?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/04/2017 to 06/09/2017
Express Yourself With Paint, Drawing & Collage

Connect directly to your intuition and express yourself with paint, drawing, and collage. Discover new tools and techniques that get you out of a rut and into a more spontaneous way of working.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Claude Stein
Find Your True Voice

Join master voice teacher Claude Stein to celebrate the magnificent power of song. For those who already sing, or just want to begin, this program provides a wonderful, safe place to find and unleash your true voice and sing your heart open.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017

Simple Secrets Revealed at Last!!! Writer/Cartoonist TELLS ALL in ACTION-PACKED Workshop!!! Write STORIES as NATURALLY as You Dream Them!!! Use: Memory!!! Pictures!!! Ordinary Words!!! Laughing!!! NO IDEA IS TOO SMALL!!!!

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/13/2017 to 08/18/2017

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

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/13/2017 to 08/18/2017
Dan Chaon

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

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/18/2017 to 08/20/2017

Learn to develop or expand your personal meditation practice with the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation—Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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05/07/2017 to 05/12/2017
Dan Welden
Impressions to Remember

Explore the art of monoprinting with master printmaker Dan Welden.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017
Develop the Tools to Unlock Your Full Potential

You have the potential to live a much fuller life, where you wake up every morning feeling enthusiastic about the day ahead and throw yourself into everything you do—not because you have to, but because you want to.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017
Phil Stutz
Develop the Tools to Unlock Your Full Potential

You have the potential to live a much fuller life, where you wake up every morning feeling enthusiastic about the day ahead and throw yourself into everything you do—not because you have to, but because you want to.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017
Boot Camp for Your Brain

In this age of digital dependence, “flexing your memory” is as integral to overall well-being as proper diet, exercise, and rest. But how do you keep your brain fit?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/04/2017 to 06/09/2017
Express Yourself With Paint, Drawing & Collage

Connect directly to your intuition and express yourself with paint, drawing, and collage. Discover new tools and techniques that get you out of a rut and into a more spontaneous way of working.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Claude Stein
Find Your True Voice

Join master voice teacher Claude Stein to celebrate the magnificent power of song. For those who already sing, or just want to begin, this program provides a wonderful, safe place to find and unleash your true voice and sing your heart open.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017

Simple Secrets Revealed at Last!!! Writer/Cartoonist TELLS ALL in ACTION-PACKED Workshop!!! Write STORIES as NATURALLY as You Dream Them!!! Use: Memory!!! Pictures!!! Ordinary Words!!! Laughing!!! NO IDEA IS TOO SMALL!!!!

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/13/2017 to 08/18/2017

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

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/13/2017 to 08/18/2017
Dan Chaon

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

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/18/2017 to 08/20/2017

Learn to develop or expand your personal meditation practice with the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation—Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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At the 2015 Seeds of Change Conference, young poet Betye Arrastia-Nowak delivers a heartfelt poem dedicated to the civil rights and food justice movements.     More
In this video from the PBS News Hour, Omega Poetry Festival faculty Li-Young Lee reads his poem "Descended From Dreamers." Learn more about Li-Young Lee Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival     More
On PBS, Garrison Keillor introduces Omega Poetry Festival faculty Marie Howe, who reads her poem "The Gate."   Learn more about Marie Howe Learn more about the Omega Poetry Festival       More
Watch as Omega Poetry Festival faculty Aja Monet reads her poem "Unhurt." Learn more about Aja Monet           More
Watch award-winning poet Nick Flynn from the Omega Poetry Festival as he reads his poem "Haiku (Failed)." Learn more about Nick Flynn   More
Omega Circlesongs Workshop Faculty: I Wanna (featuring Judi Donaghy Vinar with Rhiannon, Dave Worm, Joey Blake, and Bobby McFerrin). The teaching team, led by Judi, offers an improvised mission statement for daily living, as practiced during the Omega Circlesongs Workshop in August 2014. Want to join the circle in 2016? Space is limited, so register early for Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs.   More
Bobby McFerrin leads 200+ Omega workshop participants in joyful song at the conclusion of Circlesongs 2014. Described as a life-changing journey by attendees, this improvisational singing workshop with Bobby McFerrin invites you to play, sing, and create—in music and in life. Many students make this workshop a yearly ritual. Space is limited. Register today for Circlesongs 2016! More
10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the Circlesongs, uniting more than 60,000 singers in spontaneous improvisation for the closing of the choral festival Day of Song (recorded live in Ruhr, Germany in 2010).   Learn more about Bobby McFerrin     More
In this archive footage, master teacher Olatunji and his West African dancers and drummers presented an unforgettable workshop experience at Omega in 1998. July 06, 2014 – July 11     More
While leading a workshop at Omega, Zen calligrapher Alok Hsu Kwang-han discusses “Zen as art, art as Zen,” and creates an inspiring Zen portrait of one aspect of Omega’s mission statement.   Explore more from Alok Hsu Kwang-han   More

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Holiday meals in the United States tend to rely on traditional family recipes and comfort foods, like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin or pecan pie, but they can also be a time to honor different cultures, connect with your friends, and expand your palate. Stephanie Meade, founder and editor of InCultureParent, says that for many years she and her family have celebrated Thanksgiving with friends who are not American, and now the holiday doesn’t seem complete without a bunch of people from other countries. More
Bibimbap is a terrific recipe for a fun, participatory potluck. The host can make the rice (which is typically served crispy) and eggs, and each guest can bring a topping. Guests can also bring their favorite condiments to share, and even their own bowl or chopsticks.    Serves 8 Ingredients & Directions for Rice  4 cups of rice 1/2 tablespoon ​sesame oil More
Telling stories is one of the earliest and most intimate of human traditions. We teach and learn through stories. They captivate us and preserve our customs and cultural experiences. Just ask Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, a nonprofit whose mission is to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs. More
Gratitude—the feeling of deep appreciation—has long been a staple of religious traditions, and it's becoming more and more popular today.  Oprah has kept a written gratitude journal for more than a decade and now keeps one using an app. More
Pumpkin is a popular autumn ingredient found in everything from soups to pancakes, and even mac and cheese. Just one cup of this orange vegetable contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, an essential nutrient for healthy eyes and skin. More
Omega Institute A Writer's Ritual: An Interview With Isabel Allende
An Interview With Isabel Allende
Omega: You start writing all your books on January 8th, write a letter to your mother every day, and meditate regularly. How did these rituals begin and what do you think the value of ritual has in women's lives? More
Oatmeal is the quintessential healthy breakfast thanks to the rich amounts of fiber and vitamins—particularly the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has been found to be both heart healthy and helps you stay full longer. More
Omega Institute Tropical Smoothie Bowl by Suzanne Boothby
Smoothie bowls are essentially a condensed smoothie with crunch—a thicker version that you eat with a spoon and toppings. This bowl is loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants thanks to the combination of pineapple and raspberries. More

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