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06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017
Experience Conscious Collaboration With Trees

Learn to give and receive rejuvenating bioenergies with the wise trees on Omega’s campus. This weekend Jim Conroy and Basia Alexander—cocreators of the Tree Whispering®, Cooperative BioBalance®, and EcoPeace Treaty® systems—guide us on a shaman’s...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/04/2017 to 06/09/2017

A transition is underway in the deep mythology that underpins our civilization. Many of us are in a personal transition as well, initiated by a personal or social crisis that launches us into a “space between the stories.”

In this space...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/09/2017 to 06/11/2017
Steve Gabriel
Growing Food & Medicine While Tending the Woods

Take a stroll through the woods and you may find berries for your smoothie, mushrooms for your stir fry, syrup for your pancakes, and bark for a medicinal tea—all in your own backyard.

Walking the aisles of nature’s supermarket isn’t as...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/28/2017
Robert "Skip" Backus
Designing for Our Regenerative Future: A 4-Week Certificate Program

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Solving today’s challenges requires ecological literacy—an understanding of the patterns and principles that underlie all living systems. Using the framework of regenerative design—a whole system, place-based approach to problem solving that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat? In a world plagued by social ills, disease, and hunger, we can all play a role in transforming our lives and communities toward greater health and abundance with fresh,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Carl Big Heart

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Dave Jacke

Explore the ecological depths of your own backyard and your inner landscape while you learn to create a thriving ecosystem that feeds your body and spirit, nourishes the planet, and strengthens human and natural communities.

Permaculture...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/16/2017 to 07/21/2017
Creating a Plan for Personal and Professional Resilience

Are you driven to make the world a better place but have so many ideas and projects that you have trouble staying organized or focused? Are you too consumed by your work that everything else in your life suffers?

Thoughtful integration...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Shapeshifting Into Rooted Consciousness

Yogis are modern-day shamans, medicine men and women, and healers. Through yoga practices we can tap into our own inner ecology and experience ordinary magic through the elements on and off the mat. But how do we expand this awareness into the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017
Graphic Facilitation for Capturing Complex Stories

When facilitating a conversation, meeting, or event, the ability to listen on multiple levels, capture what surfaces from the group, and serve it back in a way that reflects the emerging story is crucial. Visual Systems Thinking combines the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017
Experience Conscious Collaboration With Trees

Learn to give and receive rejuvenating bioenergies with the wise trees on Omega’s campus. This weekend Jim Conroy and Basia Alexander—cocreators of the Tree Whispering®, Cooperative BioBalance®, and EcoPeace Treaty® systems—guide us on a shaman’s...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/04/2017 to 06/09/2017

A transition is underway in the deep mythology that underpins our civilization. Many of us are in a personal transition as well, initiated by a personal or social crisis that launches us into a “space between the stories.”

In this space...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/09/2017 to 06/11/2017
Steve Gabriel
Growing Food & Medicine While Tending the Woods

Take a stroll through the woods and you may find berries for your smoothie, mushrooms for your stir fry, syrup for your pancakes, and bark for a medicinal tea—all in your own backyard.

Walking the aisles of nature’s supermarket isn’t as...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/02/2017 to 07/28/2017
Robert "Skip" Backus
Designing for Our Regenerative Future: A 4-Week Certificate Program

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Solving today’s challenges requires ecological literacy—an understanding of the patterns and principles that underlie all living systems. Using the framework of regenerative design—a whole system, place-based approach to problem solving that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat? In a world plagued by social ills, disease, and hunger, we can all play a role in transforming our lives and communities toward greater health and abundance with fresh,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Carl Big Heart

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Dave Jacke

Explore the ecological depths of your own backyard and your inner landscape while you learn to create a thriving ecosystem that feeds your body and spirit, nourishes the planet, and strengthens human and natural communities.

Permaculture...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/16/2017 to 07/21/2017
Creating a Plan for Personal and Professional Resilience

Are you driven to make the world a better place but have so many ideas and projects that you have trouble staying organized or focused? Are you too consumed by your work that everything else in your life suffers?

Thoughtful integration...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Shapeshifting Into Rooted Consciousness

Yogis are modern-day shamans, medicine men and women, and healers. Through yoga practices we can tap into our own inner ecology and experience ordinary magic through the elements on and off the mat. But how do we expand this awareness into the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017
Graphic Facilitation for Capturing Complex Stories

When facilitating a conversation, meeting, or event, the ability to listen on multiple levels, capture what surfaces from the group, and serve it back in a way that reflects the emerging story is crucial. Visual Systems Thinking combines the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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10/05/2013 to 12/31/2016
Opportunities & Solutions for an Interdependent World

 

Get inspired to make change! In October 2013, Omega hosted a number of leaders and visionaries in the field of sustainability for the annual OCSL conference, Where We Go From Here. 

With a unique whole-systems perspective...

01/06/2015 to 12/31/2016
Building the Collaborative Commons


Enjoy select presentations from the Omega Center for Sustainable Living conference Where We Go From Here: Building the Collaborative Commons.

From its beginnings as Water of Life, to Design by Nature, and now...

10/09/2015 to 12/31/2016
An Omega Center for Sustainable Living Online Event

Over the past decade, presenters and participants at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living's conferences have added an important voice to the national conversation on our environmental, economic, and social challenges.

By bringing...

10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017

As we look to understand our way forward, it is difficult to find common ground when positions have become so oppositional and hardened. As our ability to hear each other is compressed into the 140 characters of a tweet, and news has become spin...

Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, recognizes that taking collective action is one of the most powerful things we can do when it comes to combating climate change. He urges us to join together with others in meaningful movements that are large enough to matter.    More
Eric Toensmeier, author of The Carbon Farming Solution, explains how perennial plants take in carbon from the atmosphere.       More
Want to know what the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP) is all about? 2016 ELIP participants share some of their experiences learning and applying permaculture design principles. At the conclusion of this month long program, each participant earned an internationally recognized permaculture design certificate.     More
Ecological Literacy Immersion ProgramBuilding Our Regenerative FutureA 4-Week Certificate ProgramJuly 3-29, 2016   Solving today’s challenges requires ecological literacy—an understanding of the patterns and principles that underlie all living systems.   More
Seeds of Change Conference Cultivating the Commons October 9–11, 2015   Over the past decade, presenters and participants at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living's conferences have added an important voice to the national conversation on our environmental, economic and social challenges.   More
What lies behind the drive to to save seeds or protect the planet? World-renowned environmental leader Vandana Shiva reveals the interconnectedness of things we call the Commons—and how essential these things are for us all.   More
Omega Unscripted: Women's Leadership in Sustainability video
In this excerpt from an Omega Unscripted Teacher Talk with Winona LaDuke and Osprey Orielle Lake, Vandana Shiva describes how we need to embrace our diversity on every level if we're looking to liberate all citizens of earth. More
Ecological Literacy Immersion Program Building Our Regenerative Future A 4-Week Certificate Program July 3–29, 2016   More
In October 2013, Omega hosted a number of leaders and visionaries in the field of sustainability for the annual Omega Center for Sustainable Living conference, Where We Go From Here. With a unique whole-systems perspective that recognizes the interdependence of all things, the conference explored opportunities for an interdependent world and offered creative solutions to the complex global challenges facing us today.   More

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Permaculture Teacher Training for Women
Omega Institute Sharing a Life of Passion & Purpose: An Interview With Deb Habib & Ricky Baruc
An Interview With Deb Habib & Ricky Baruc
Omega: Many couples would find it challenging to be business partners. What have you learned from farming that you’ve been able to apply to your relationship? More
Omega Institute How to Leave Things Better Than You Find Them: An Interview With Mark Morey
An Interview With Mark Morey
Omega: Is there one big question that drives your life and work? Mark: How can I leave the earth better than I found it? More specifically, in these times, how can I set in motion a regenerative system of healing through long-term cultural practices of connection to self, others, and nature? Omega: What is the most important thing you've learned from your relationships with indigenous cultures and people? More
Omega Institute To Recycle or Not to Recycle? It's a More Important Question Than You Might Think
It's a More Important Question Than You Might Think
Have you ever stood in front of the recycling bin wondering if the handful of packaging you're holding can be recycled? More

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