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

10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years (Ages 13-15)

This workshop has been cancelled.

Join a vibrant community of mothers and daughters, and take time to slow down, nourish your relationship, and have some fun. In a soulful environment, mothers and their 13-to-15-year-old daughters learn to cultivate authentic expression and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/22/2017 to 10/27/2017
Healing & Empowerment

Shamanism teaches us to use the powers of nature to heal. In the ancient system of Reiki, we channel life force energy to heal and restore balance. In this master level certification program, guided by two established teachers of shamanism and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017
For Mothers & Their 9-12 Year-Old Daughters

Mothers can be a vital part of a daughter’s coming-of-age journey. Take time together to deepen your connection with each other and foster closeness and well-being for the years ahead. In both meaningful and playful ways, you write, play, create...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017

This workshop has been cancelled.

Do you yearn for a creative adventure, more freedom of expression, or a more fulfilling life? Join international best-selling author Julia Cameron for an intensive trek to identify and unravel old and unworkable ideas that block your creative...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017

Sit in powerful ceremonies. Experience energetic initiations. Shed the old skin of the past. Usher in a new era.

It is rare for indigenous shamans from South America to leave their villages to share their traditions and wisdom. In The...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Preteen Years (Ages 10-12)

This workshop has been cancelled.

Sil Reynolds and her 26-year-old daughter, Eliza Reynolds, lead mothers and their 10-to-12-year-old daughters in a weekend of initiation, communication, and celebration. We take the time to nourish our relationship and learn how to respect and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years (Ages 13-15)

This workshop has been cancelled.

Join a vibrant community of mothers and daughters, and take time to slow down, nourish your relationship, and have some fun. In a soulful environment, mothers and their 13-to-15-year-old daughters learn to cultivate authentic expression and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/22/2017 to 10/27/2017
Healing & Empowerment

Shamanism teaches us to use the powers of nature to heal. In the ancient system of Reiki, we channel life force energy to heal and restore balance. In this master level certification program, guided by two established teachers of shamanism and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017
For Mothers & Their 9-12 Year-Old Daughters

Mothers can be a vital part of a daughter’s coming-of-age journey. Take time together to deepen your connection with each other and foster closeness and well-being for the years ahead. In both meaningful and playful ways, you write, play, create...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017

This workshop has been cancelled.

Do you yearn for a creative adventure, more freedom of expression, or a more fulfilling life? Join international best-selling author Julia Cameron for an intensive trek to identify and unravel old and unworkable ideas that block your creative...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017

Sit in powerful ceremonies. Experience energetic initiations. Shed the old skin of the past. Usher in a new era.

It is rare for indigenous shamans from South America to leave their villages to share their traditions and wisdom. In The...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017
Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Preteen Years (Ages 10-12)

This workshop has been cancelled.

Sil Reynolds and her 26-year-old daughter, Eliza Reynolds, lead mothers and their 10-to-12-year-old daughters in a weekend of initiation, communication, and celebration. We take the time to nourish our relationship and learn how to respect and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, Chair of the board of directors of DreamWorks Animation, and a national voice on economics, describes the importance of making the value of money, and saving, apparent to younger generations. More
Pat Mitchell, media executive, journalist, and activist, describes how we need to be vigilant in holding mainstream media accountable for its coverage of subject matter and its concentration of power and voices. 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
Ten thousand people a day turn 65 in the U.S. Ai-jen Poo, MacArthur Fellow and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, describes the "Age Wave" and how to build a sustainable culture of care. More
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, clinical psychologist and senior research professor in South Africa served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission following Apartheid. She explores the nature of our humanity. More
Hear the story of a feud involving at-risk teens, stolen bikes, and a pair of bolt cutters. Holistic Life Foundation cofounder Atman Smith provides a real life example of how minfulness can be a useful tool for conflict resolution.   More
Oscar Award-winning actress and social change activist Jane Fonda talks to Eve Ensler about the importance of raising young boys to be emotionally engaged men in our culture. More
Activist, youth educator and cofounder of A Call to Men, Tony Porter describes how sexism and racism are related and the importance of collaboration in ending all forms of discrimination. More
Writer, activist, and women’s rights movement leader, Gloria Steinem, gives tips and guidance for learning between generations. More
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Embody True Compassion in Action
A Union of Ideals More
Research shows that educators and students can benefit from mindfulness practices in the areas of stress, attention, depression, anxiety, hostility, and academic performance. And stories coming from classrooms around the world confirm that mindfulness works. More
Mindful sex starts with mindful kissing.
An Interview With Cyndi Darnell
Omega: How can sexual self-inquiry—mindful sex—help us experience more pleasure?  More
Woman on phone and laptop
How to Generate the Ultimate Renewable Resource: Love
The explosion of technology has really made time speed up. Everybody is practicing multitasking and trying to keep a number of balls in the air. This has taken a real toll on the intimacy of couples, and so couples have to consciously learn and practice how to stop, slow down, and give each other undivided attention. When you are generating love, love becomes the ultimate renewable resource. —Richard Borofsky and Antra Kalnins Borofsky More
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A Sandy Hook Mom's Journey Through Grief
No one gets a free pass when it comes to grief, and I sure wasn’t an exception. More
A dreamcatcher in the sun.
Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen
The fifth agreement is: be skeptical, but learn to listen. Be skeptical because most of what you hear isn’t true. You know that humans speak with symbols and that symbols aren’t the truth. Symbols are only the truth because we agree, not because they are really the truth. More
For Children Ages 6-12
1. Connect: Checking in With My Feelings Take a quiet moment for yourself to investigate how you are feeling. Sit in a way that is steady and comfortable. Choose whether to put your hands in your lap, by your sides, or place a hand on your heart or your belly—whatever feels right to you. Focus on taking a few slow and steady breaths, and then ask yourself what emotions you are feeling right now. More
Sam Keen and Gifford Keen building something
A Story of Forgiveness
Dear Dad, Over the last few days, my thoughts have been drawn back to our last phone call time and again. I wonder if you have any idea how profound it was for me. More
“Papa, what’s your battle plan?” My granddaughter Natalia has asked me that question for the three years we’ve been having imaginary galactic battles. Her army is mainly Pokémon, popular characters that come to us from Japan. They have strengths and weaknesses, and the capacity to “evolve” and gain in ability and talent. Natalia is also aided by the usual assortment of additional friends: fairies, ponies, and favorite stuffed animals all lined up on the side of goodness and truth. More
For more than 20 years, Omega has offered hope and healing to veterans and their family members dealing with issues related to post-traumatic stress, often referred to as an invisible wound. Each year, veterans come to campus to attend trainings and workshops on resiliency and healing trauma that focus on complementary and alternative medicine modalities. In the summer of 2016, 10 male veterans came to Omega on scholarships for a weeklong yoga retreat.  More