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

08/25/2017 to 08/27/2017

Are you ready to meet and spend the rest of your life with your soulmate? Discover the secret to finding your soulmate with best-selling author Arielle Ford. She discovered the soulmate secret when she applied the tools she used in her successful...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017
A Spiritual Path for Couples

Harville Hendrix will be the sole faculty for this program.

The Getting the Love You Want workshop gives couples the concepts and tools they need to achieve safety, sustain deep connection, and experience joyful aliveness....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Equine Archetypes for Self-Discovery

This workshop has been cancelled.

For thousands of years, riders have experienced “the way of the horse,” but you don’t have to be a rider to benefit from the wisdom of these amazing animals.

Through thought provoking exercises, reflection, and lively group exploration—...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
A Personal Development Retreat

Join entrepreneur and wellness expert Bizzie Gold in a personal development retreat designed to ignite our passions, refuel our bodies, and connect us with our true life paths.

Combining ancient philosophy and Eastern-minded...

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
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Sharing a Life of Passion & Purpose

A loving primary relationship can inspire and support a fully engaged life. Yet it’s not easy for relationships to stay fresh and evolve amid the demands of family, work, and society.

In this couples workshop—rich with creativity,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive

Taking intentional steps to remember our loved ones is a vital key to healing. Individuals who honor family and friends, who proactively keep the memories of loved ones present in their lives, almost always fare better emotionally than those who...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/15/2017 to 10/20/2017

Writing From The Heart is a jump-start for the beginning writer and is nurturing for the burnt-out professional. It is about honoring your own voice in a safe, inviting place.

Nancy Slonim Aronie says, “I can’t teach writing. I don’t think...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017
For Mothers & Their 13-15 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
10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017
Level Two

In the shamanic worldview, we are all interconnected through time and space by a living, conscious web. This concept, understood as “oneness,” allows us to affect change regardless of our physical placement in time and geography. In this workshop...

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

Are you ready to meet and spend the rest of your life with your soulmate? Discover the secret to finding your soulmate with best-selling author Arielle Ford. She discovered the soulmate secret when she applied the tools she used in her successful...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017
A Spiritual Path for Couples

Harville Hendrix will be the sole faculty for this program.

The Getting the Love You Want workshop gives couples the concepts and tools they need to achieve safety, sustain deep connection, and experience joyful aliveness....

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/17/2017 to 09/22/2017
Equine Archetypes for Self-Discovery

This workshop has been cancelled.

For thousands of years, riders have experienced “the way of the horse,” but you don’t have to be a rider to benefit from the wisdom of these amazing animals.

Through thought provoking exercises, reflection, and lively group exploration—...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
A Personal Development Retreat

Join entrepreneur and wellness expert Bizzie Gold in a personal development retreat designed to ignite our passions, refuel our bodies, and connect us with our true life paths.

Combining ancient philosophy and Eastern-minded...

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
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Sharing a Life of Passion & Purpose

A loving primary relationship can inspire and support a fully engaged life. Yet it’s not easy for relationships to stay fresh and evolve amid the demands of family, work, and society.

In this couples workshop—rich with creativity,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive

Taking intentional steps to remember our loved ones is a vital key to healing. Individuals who honor family and friends, who proactively keep the memories of loved ones present in their lives, almost always fare better emotionally than those who...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/15/2017 to 10/20/2017

Writing From The Heart is a jump-start for the beginning writer and is nurturing for the burnt-out professional. It is about honoring your own voice in a safe, inviting place.

Nancy Slonim Aronie says, “I can’t teach writing. I don’t think...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017
For Mothers & Their 13-15 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
10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017
Level Two

In the shamanic worldview, we are all interconnected through time and space by a living, conscious web. This concept, understood as “oneness,” allows us to affect change regardless of our physical placement in time and geography. In this workshop...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg, explains how lovingkindness creates happiness and inspires change. "It doesn't have to be a dog-eat-dog world. If we look at a time that we've received someone's kindness, or we were kind in return, that's when we're actually happy," Sharon says. "And that happiness becomes the fuel for effective action in the world." More
Riane Eisler, an eminent social scientist and activist, attorney, and author, explains why it's crucial to count life-sustaining labor as productive work in the economics of society. More
Gloria Steinem, writer, activist, and women’s rights movement leader, reminds us that the work done in the home has to be counted as productive labor in our economy. More
Activist, youth educator and cofounder of A Call to Men, Tony Porter describes the fears that hold men back and expresses his optimism for a future of equity and social justice. More
Bonnie St. John, Paralympic gold medalist & best-selling author, discusses how knowing each other, mentoring, and having the courage to engage in difficult conversations strengthens us. More
Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women's Leadership Center (OWLC), encourages us to engage in mindful conversation in order to find common ground & shared humanity. More
Riane Eisler, an eminent social scientist and activist, attorney, and author, gives the numbers on the high return of investing in social care across business, education, health, and quality of life. More
Ai-jen Poo, MacArthur Fellow and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, explains that five percent of the U.S/ national defense budget could fund in-home care for every family. More
Bonnie St. John, Paralympic gold medalist, best-selling author, and leadership consultant, talks about the real power of microfinance. More
Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research and GWU professor, on how childrearing and old age are predictors of women's poverty and a result of an undervaluing of caregiving. More
An Interview With Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees and Matt Kolan
Omega Center for Sustainable Living: What is radical reciprocity? Matt: When most people think about reciprocity, they think about how a relationship can be of mutual benefit to the people involved. This concept is rooted in a transactional mindset that sees humans as consumers; the nonhuman world as natural resources; and our relationships as social capital. This perspective doesn’t consider the larger whole. More
couple arguing and pointing at each other
Self-hatred is the hidden underbelly of all the violence and nastiness in the world. Self-hatred may seem like too strong a word to some. "I have a little self-doubt," you may say, "but I don't hate myself." Yet if you doubt, judge, or criticize yourself at all, this indicates some dislike or aversion toward yourself as you are. Or if you have a hard time spending time alone, undistracted by work, phone calls, television, computers, or other forms of busyness that pull your attention away from yourself, this suggests that you don't like being with yourself that much. More
Open book with silhouette figures
The pathway was simple. We came here through our parents. As children of our parents, we are connected to something vast that extends backward in time, literally to the beginning of humanity itself. Through our parents, we are plugged into the very current of life, though we are not the source of that current. The spark has merely been forwarded to us—transmitted biologically, along with our family history. It’s also possible to experience how it lives inside us. More
Person petting a white dog
Lessons From an Animal Communication Expert
I’ve been professionally communicating intuitively with animals for more than 17 years, and casually communicating with them for my entire life. Working with thousands of animals and their humans has created a unique opportunity for me: I’ve learned “straight from the horse’s mouth” what animals truly desire in order have the best relationships they can with their people. More
Woman looking down
An Interview With Lori S. Katz
Omega: Can you define military sexual trauma and discuss its prevalence? More
Ruiz family smiling wearing hats
An Interview With don Miguel Ruiz Sr. & don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
Omega: How can the second agreement, “Don’t take anything personally,” be useful for us when it comes to family members and friends? don Miguel Jr.: My father taught me that I’m responsible to the tips of my own fingers; I’m not responsible to anyone else. To take things personally is to assume responsibility for someone else’s will. Here’s a story of how my father taught it to me: More
Man standing in field smiling
A miracle is a shift in thinking, a shift from fear to love. At first glance that sounds a bit ridiculous. How does shifting a thought cause a miraculous change? And yet it does that exactly. For every thought we think creates form on some level. A simple thought—seemingly trivial or even unimportant—carries within it the power to move mountains. And that is the least it can do. There is no worldly power—no money, no technology, no business or government—that can match in power the power we wield by simply using our minds for the purposes of love. More
woman lifting up happy baby
Hope has a bad name these days among certain teachers. On the one hand, it seems to suggest wishful thinking that distracts us from a sober assessment of reality and fosters unrealistic expectations. As Nietzsche put it, “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.” Meanwhile, in the language of “spirituality,” hope implies a rejection of the present moment, or perhaps a taint of doubt eroding the creative power of one’s intentions. But let us not be so quick to dismiss this primal element of the human psyche. More
Man and woman making eye contact and talking.
An Interview With Stan Tatkin and Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin
Omega: What is one way to build intimacy as a couple? Tracey: We build intimacy through the eyes, so spend some time eye-to-eye, face-to-face with your partner, just falling back in love with them. When you look through the eyes, it really is like the window to the soul. You're seeing your partner there. More
Two babies holding hands.
The twin mystique, is a term that I’ve coined to describe how people romanticize twinship. Many people feel that twins have an unbreakable bond, telepathic intimacy, they are best friends, soul mates forever, and they are never alone. This mystique creates unrealistic expectations regarding how twins should relate to each other. More