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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.

This workshop is about a way of creating a...

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.

Explore topics such as finding time to meditate with modern schedules, creating a...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/18/2017 to 08/25/2017
Bobby McFerrin
7-Day Inclusive Workshop

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

“Music is powerful. It’s a spiritual art. It goes right to the heart and to the mind. Artists have a huge responsibility to feed the soul good things, positive things.”
—Bobby McFerrin

Enter the circle for a life-changing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/25/2017 to 08/27/2017
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. We...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/01/2017 to 09/04/2017
The Yoga of Voice

Join us for our 13th annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega. A remarkable opportunity to experience some of the Western world’s leading devotional singers, this inspiring weekend nourishes the soul with a rich...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/04/2017 to 09/05/2017

This special Labor Day Ecstatic Chant takes place on Monday, September 4, from 2:30 p.m. to midnight, and includes performances by Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, and Manose.

Tuition for...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/05/2017
Movement & Dance in Baul Songs

This workshop has been cancelled.

For millenia, Baul songs have been passed down from teacher to student, often conveyed in a unique poetic form that lies between philosophy and poetry, music, and dance. Here is your chance to be part of this profound ancient tradition.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/05/2017
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Join Krishna Das for this one-day chanting retreat and devotional practice. This is a special opportunity to study with one of the foremost devotional singers in the world.

We spend the morning exploring the spiritual path with group...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

From the earliest known mosaic (the 4,500-year-old Standard of Ur in modern day Iraq) to the flourishing contemporary art scene, mosaics have had an important place in public and private art.

Discover for yourself the historical beauty of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
7 Relationship-Building Skills for Leaders Today

Research confirms what many of us already feel in our hearts—that a sense of connectedness with others is the single greatest predictor of longevity, health, and happiness. Connecting effectively is also the most important personal and business...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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.

This workshop is about a way of creating a...

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.

Explore topics such as finding time to meditate with modern schedules, creating a...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/18/2017 to 08/25/2017
Bobby McFerrin
7-Day Inclusive Workshop

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

“Music is powerful. It’s a spiritual art. It goes right to the heart and to the mind. Artists have a huge responsibility to feed the soul good things, positive things.”
—Bobby McFerrin

Enter the circle for a life-changing...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/25/2017 to 08/27/2017
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. We...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/01/2017 to 09/04/2017
The Yoga of Voice

Join us for our 13th annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega. A remarkable opportunity to experience some of the Western world’s leading devotional singers, this inspiring weekend nourishes the soul with a rich...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/04/2017 to 09/05/2017

This special Labor Day Ecstatic Chant takes place on Monday, September 4, from 2:30 p.m. to midnight, and includes performances by Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, and Manose.

Tuition for...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/05/2017
Movement & Dance in Baul Songs

This workshop has been cancelled.

For millenia, Baul songs have been passed down from teacher to student, often conveyed in a unique poetic form that lies between philosophy and poetry, music, and dance. Here is your chance to be part of this profound ancient tradition.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/05/2017
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Join Krishna Das for this one-day chanting retreat and devotional practice. This is a special opportunity to study with one of the foremost devotional singers in the world.

We spend the morning exploring the spiritual path with group...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/10/2017 to 09/15/2017

From the earliest known mosaic (the 4,500-year-old Standard of Ur in modern day Iraq) to the flourishing contemporary art scene, mosaics have had an important place in public and private art.

Discover for yourself the historical beauty of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
7 Relationship-Building Skills for Leaders Today

Research confirms what many of us already feel in our hearts—that a sense of connectedness with others is the single greatest predictor of longevity, health, and happiness. Connecting effectively is also the most important personal and business...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, discusses what you can expect from attending his Deep Writing Workshop at Omega Institute. Explore more about Eric Maisel: eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, explains why a morning practice will change your creative life by bringing meaning and purpose to every day. Explore more about Eric Maisel:http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Psychotherapist and founder of creativity coaching, Eric Maisel, PhD, discusses the importance of including spontaneity and fun as well as discipline in your creative approach. Explore more about Eric Maisel:http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/eric-maisel More
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band are known for their high energy, uplifting, kirtan sound, merging mantras, rock, funk, and world grooves steeped in their New Orleans roots. They inspire people to sing, dance, and joyfully celebrate in this performance of the song "Unity (Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu)." See Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band perform at the Being Yoga Conference Retreat.   More
Marta Szabo, codirector of Authentic Writing and author of the memoirs The Guru Looked Good and The Imposters, talks about the Authetic Writing Studio and the courage it takes to write.     More
Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga™, is a professional dancer, certified holistic personal trainer, wellness coach, and yoga instructor. In this video, she demonstrates an easy morning exercise routine you can do anywhere at any time. Explore more from Leslie Salmon Jones.   More
Vishal Vaid has trained in ghazal, a song form that means "to hold conversation with the divine." In this video, he reveals why performing at Ecstatic Chant feels like a rare opportunity to return to his childhood roots.   Learn more about Vishal Vaid.       More
A pioneer in the world music community, Jai Uttal has led kirtans worldwide for more than 30 years. In this video, he shares the moment he first understood what it means to lead a group of people by becoming one with the group and following the greater energy.   Explore more from Jai Uttal   More
Deva Premal & Miten talk about devotional music as a spiritual (and relationship) practice, and perform part of their song, "Strength of a Rose."   Learn more about Deva Premal & Miten   More
Sonia Choquette, PhD, 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 your real purpose is to create a satisfying life in the way that feels most true for you. Explore more from Sonia Choquette.   More

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Omega Institute Reviving Musical Treasures: An Interview With Jimmie Dale Gilmore
An Interview With Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Omega: What instrument would you still like to learn how to play? Jimmie: I would love to play the piano. I always regret that I didn’t learn the piano. I also would like to play the electric guitar. Omega: Do you match your music to your mood or can music dictate a mood? More
Omega Institute You Should Write, Even if You'll Miss the Mark: An Interview With Maia Danziger
An Interview With Maia Danziger
Omega: How has your acting career influenced your writing practice? Maia: It’s the same process, only with different outcomes. Really good acting is about being completely present in the moment. It's about having done your homework and then giving everything up and allowing the flow to move through it. As an actor I often hear people say, “Oh my God, I got nervous when I walked out on stage.” More
Omega Institute JJ's Roasted Halibut With Spinach-Arugula Pesto by JJ Virgin
Serves 4 Ingredients Pesto 1/3 cup walnuts1 large garlic clove, chopped2 cups baby spinach2 cups arugula1/2 cup mint leaves2 teaspoons champagne vinegar2 teaspoons nutritional yeast1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1/4 to 1/2 cup waterSea salt and pepper Halibut4 six-ounce halibut filletsSea salt and pepper4 cups pea shoots or field greensJuice of 1 lemon Directions More
Omega Institute Live Dirty & Eat Clean: An Interview With Robynne Chutkan
An Interview With Robynne Chutkan
Omega: Your mantra is "live dirty and eat clean." What do you mean by that? Robynne: To “live dirty" means to restore our essential connection with nature and with the trillions of microbes that call our bodies home—and whose survival is inextricably linked to ours. To “eat clean” means to eat unprocessed food from nature (mostly plants) grown responsibly, without harmful pesticides, etc. Omega: What’s your personal recipe for feeling your best? Robynne: I feel my best when I hit this triad: More
Omega Institute Why You Should Eat More Fat: An Interview With Mark Hyman
An Interview With Mark Hyman
Omega: What food mistakes did you make in the past that helped inform your current diet and recommendations? More
Omega Institute Roasted Artichokes by Suzanne Boothby
In his “Ode to an Artichoke” Pablo Neruda wrote, “The tender-hearted artichoke dressed up as a warrior, erect, it built itself a little dome, it kept itself impregnable beneath its armoured leaves.” Cooking artichokes can be intimidating thanks to their tough exterior, but their health benefits are worth the extra effort. Along with being a great source of fiber and vitamins C and K, artichokes are full of antioxidants. Makes 6-8 Servings More
Omega Institute A Writer's Rules for Meditation by Natalie Goldberg
More than four decades is a long time to be engaged in one activity. Have I managed to do meditation every day no matter what? No. Have I often experienced states of bliss that kept me going? No. Did my knees hurt? Yes. Did my shoulders ache? Yes. Was I sometimes filled with anger, aggression, tormented by old ragged memories? Yes. Did I burn with sexual desire, crave a hot fudge sundae so bad my teeth ached? Yes. Why did I do it? What kept me going? More
The Courage to Choose: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 3
An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 3
Omega: Women in the 21st century are forging new paths while being held to impossible “women's magazine” standards—“perfection” and “balance” are words you encourage women not to use. The Signature of All Things tells the 19th century life story of a rare, intrepid woman scientist. Do you consider yourself political in your writing? Elizabeth: Somebody asked if Signature of All Things is a feminist novel and I said, “I'm never going to write anything that's not a feminist screed in some way or another, explicitly so or not.” More
Omega Institute Spring Pea Soup by Andrea Beaman
Organic, frozen mixed vegetables are good for quick-and-easy stir-fries and soups. While I highly encourage you to prepare fresh food from local and seasonal products, if you don’t have time or access, count on frozen vegetables to help you out in the kitchen. Ingredients More
Omega Institute Linguine With Beet Greens by Suzanne Boothby
Beets have a long history as an edible aphrodisiac—the Ancient Romans believed beets promoted loving feelings and enhanced sex appeal, and beets are sometimes used as a pagan symbol for love and beauty. More

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