Learning Paths

Core Staff Jobs

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.

Learning paths content lists

Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), makes a case for a society that incorporates the full range of human intelligences, with a focus on the benefits of emotional and spiritual intellegence. More
Elizabeth Lesser, author and cofounder of Omega Institute and the OWLC, defines her understanding of leadership and asks us to risk being uncomfortable in taking a stand and deciding what matters. More
Majora Carter, eco-enterpreneur, urban revitilization strategist, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, asks us to think bigger about our environment, our future, and what is not only necessary, but possible. More
María Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, describes the importance of her practice to keep her "present" in her life and work. More
Isabel Allende, acclaimed novelist and lifelong human rights advocate, explains how the world can generate “mamisma," a critical mass of fierce abundant female energy. More
Shirley Velasquez, director of content at Latina Media Ventures, describes the challenges of naming cultural appropriation. More
Sister Joan Chittister, one of the most articulate religious leaders of our time, explains the need for the redemption of religious institutions, and why she chose to advocate for women's equality and unity from within the Catholic church.  More
This Grammy Award-winning artist uses music as a way to convey her personal message. Here Ani DiFranco explains why we need to encourage feminism in this generation and how it can save the world. More
María Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, explains the necessity of including Latino voices in politics. More
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers are tribal elders from across the world. Members of the council speak here about the importance of education, prayer, healing and taking action to bear witness to the past and future. More
Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.” Many credit him with bringing this practice into the mainstream (through his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program), but the practices have been around in many forms for thousands of years and can be found in various spiritual traditions More
Noted Buddhist Psychology teacher Jack Kornfield describes mindfulness as “a practice that enhances our well-being in every way, from developing increased mental clarity and deep relaxation, to handling stress in healthier ways and escaping the grip of our reactive emotions.”  More
Permaculture Teacher Training for Women
Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Norma Bowe created a group focused on community service and activism in Newark, New Jersey, called Be the Change, that is working to do just that. Newark’s crime rate is five times above the national average. It’s also the second-to-last in the nation for green spaces and parks compared to other U.S. cities of the same size. More
Isabel Allende at her desk
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
Lewis has enrolled in a four-year college. Chantel is transferring to FIT for a degree in fashion design. John is healing his tumor and enrolled in a wellness internship at Omega. Monte applied to drama school. These are just a few successes reported by the Reciprocity Foundation—a New York City-based nonprofit that works with homeless and high-risk youth—following retreats they held at Omega Institute’s Rhinebeck campus. More
Why Can’t We Serve is a documentary film in the making that asks a powerful question, "Why can't wounded warriors and people with disabilities serve in the military?" Marty Klein wants to help answer this question. While serving in the U.S. Air Force in the early 1970s, Klein developed an eye disease, lost his vision, and was discharged. 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
Isabel Allende on stage with microphone
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
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