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08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Quest Into the Heart of Nature

The Earth can heal and guide us, if we open to her. In this workshop, two acclaimed guides of Earth-based wisdom ways join together to blend age-old approaches and initiate you into the transformative power of our living, conscious Earth...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/18/2017 to 08/27/2017
Dave Jacke
A 9-Day Permaculture Educator Training

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

Humans and nature intertwine irrevocably. Consequently, ecological principles operate within all aspects of human culture and our own lives—and permaculture’s regenerative design framework applies not just to landscapes, but to all aspects of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017
Marisa McClellan
How to Can, Process, Infuse & Dehydrate

There are so many misconceptions about home canning and preserving these days. It's hard. It's expensive. It requires tons of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment. But the truth is very different. With just a bit of information, canning...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
ken greene photo

Seeds are living beings. They are storytellers that can teach us about generosity, compassion, and resilience in the face of adversity. Seeds are time travelers, and can whisper to us about our ancestors, the present moment, and future...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/06/2017 to 10/08/2017
Dina Falconi
Make Your Own Personal Care Products

Are you looking for a better way to treat yourself and the planet? Learn to make customized, nontoxic, personal-care products perfectly suited to your skin, hair, and body.

Whether you want to avoid the chemicals found in many products,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/08/2017 to 10/13/2017
Serving Vulnerable Populations With Yoga & Contemplative Practice

Are you interested in bringing mindfulness or yoga to vulnerable populations? Are you already serving these populations, and wanting to increase your impact? This immersive training helps you develop the teaching skills and organizational...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Action in a Time of Disruption

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—...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Deb Habib
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
Action in a Time of Disruption

Donate $5. Be Fearless.

Being fearless. It’s about standing up for your convictions—and it’s about being reflective. It’s about expanding your capacity to be in uncomfortable conversations and situations as you reach for...

Location:
Online
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

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08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Quest Into the Heart of Nature

The Earth can heal and guide us, if we open to her. In this workshop, two acclaimed guides of Earth-based wisdom ways join together to blend age-old approaches and initiate you into the transformative power of our living, conscious Earth...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/18/2017 to 08/27/2017
Dave Jacke
A 9-Day Permaculture Educator Training

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

Humans and nature intertwine irrevocably. Consequently, ecological principles operate within all aspects of human culture and our own lives—and permaculture’s regenerative design framework applies not just to landscapes, but to all aspects of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017
Marisa McClellan
How to Can, Process, Infuse & Dehydrate

There are so many misconceptions about home canning and preserving these days. It's hard. It's expensive. It requires tons of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment. But the truth is very different. With just a bit of information, canning...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
ken greene photo

Seeds are living beings. They are storytellers that can teach us about generosity, compassion, and resilience in the face of adversity. Seeds are time travelers, and can whisper to us about our ancestors, the present moment, and future...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/06/2017 to 10/08/2017
Dina Falconi
Make Your Own Personal Care Products

Are you looking for a better way to treat yourself and the planet? Learn to make customized, nontoxic, personal-care products perfectly suited to your skin, hair, and body.

Whether you want to avoid the chemicals found in many products,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/08/2017 to 10/13/2017
Serving Vulnerable Populations With Yoga & Contemplative Practice

Are you interested in bringing mindfulness or yoga to vulnerable populations? Are you already serving these populations, and wanting to increase your impact? This immersive training helps you develop the teaching skills and organizational...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Action in a Time of Disruption

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—...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Deb Habib
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
10/20/2017 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
10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017

Join award-winning photographer Robert Sturman and discover the foundational principles of how to make powerful, poetic images. With hands-on training, along with interactive photo shoots that feature models in yoga poses, we explore topics such...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Ecological Literacy Immersion Program Building Our Regenerative Future A 4-Week Certificate Program July 3–29, 2016   More
With carbon emissions threatening the viability of life on Earth, we are now at the end of the fossil fuel-driven Second Industrial Revolution. Its successor, the Third Industrial Revolution, is defined by converging communication technologies and new energy systems. Economic and social visionary Jeremy Rifkin outlines the five pillars necessary for the Third Industrial Revolution to succeed in this keynote talk.   More
During the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP), participants visited Hawthorne Valley Farm to learn about cultivating both outer and inner landscapes.   ELIP is a program of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL).    More
Discover new ways to understand natural systems and how to live and work within them. The Ecological Literacy Immersion Program invites people from all walks of life with a passion for exploring ecological design from a social, economic, and spiritual perspective. Listen to those who have had the profound experience of learning and working with like-minded individuals to discover the beauty and wisdom of nature and whole systems thinking.     More
The Ecological Literacy Immersion Program invites people from all walks of life with a passion for exploring ecological design from a social, economic, and spiritual perspective. Listen to those who have had the profound experience of learning and working with like-minded individuals to discover the beauty and wisdom of nature and whole systems thinking. Learn more about the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program   More
Poet Rafael Casal gave a rousing performance at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living Conference, Where We Go From Here. Hear how he describes sustainability from the perspective of those living in South Central Los Angeles, his home. Explore more from Rafael Casal: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/rafael-casal. More
Throughout nature, we can find useful examples of solutions to systemic engineering problems. Janine Benyus, a biologist, author, innovation consultant and self proclaimed “nature nerd,” explains how engineers and architects are dealing with the problem of birds flying into glass windows by studying how spiders keep birds from flying into their webs.     More
During Omega’s six-week Ecological Literacy Immersion (ELIP) program, Barton Kirk and Pete A. Muñoz led a permaculture project to build a rain garden—and built community along the way. Although it took 30 people a day and a half to build this particular rain garden at Omega, Kirk and Muñoz say that anyone can do it.         More
The fastest way to achieve personal transformation is to change who it is we aspire to be when we grow up. Janine Benyus asks, "What if we aspire to be like nature when we grow up?" That, she explains, is what biomimicry is all about. Explore more from Janine Benyus More

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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
Omega Institute 9 Simple Ways to Reduce Waste
Waste is easy to generate in American society, but it takes up space, contributes to harmful pollution, destroys ecosystems, and creates greenhouse gas emissions. What can we do to minimize our waste? Here are 9 simple tips. More
Omega Institute Forest Farms & Miraculous Mushrooms: An Interview With Steve Gabriel
An Interview With Steve Gabriel
Omega: What is forest farming? What makes it a unique way to connect people to the natural world? More
Omega Institute Zero Waste 101
Each year in the United States we generate garbage that weighs 254 million tons. The zero waste movement aims to bring this number as close to zero as possible. This may seem like wishful thinking at first glance, but a change in perspective could get us very close. More
Omega Institute Going Beyond Sustainability
Abrah Dresdale, a permaculture designer living in Massachusetts, tells Omega:   More
Omega Institute Crowdsourcing New Ways to Grow Food by Eric Toensmeier
Omega: What’s the inspiration and goal for the Apios Institute Wiki?   More
"If we want a sustainable future, we have to educate for a sustainable future," says Jaimie Cloud, founder of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education. And if you are a parent who wants your child to attend a school that educates for sustainability, you may have to help your school make the transition to this kind of curriculum and instructional practice by encouraging them to become an early adopter/leader. More

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