Being Fearless On Demand Conference – Omega Institute

Omega Center for Sustainable Living | Online Workshop

Being Fearless On Demand

Action in a Time of Disruption

On Demand Until: Dec 14 2017 Online
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Action in a Time of Disruption

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A 3-day online event of empowerment and inspiration.

Race. Climate. Politics. We live in a time of disruption. We need a new way forward.

Gain access to the complete video from the 3-day event, on demand through December 14, featuring Van Jones, Amy Goodman, Jon Meacham, Opal Tometi, and other courageous voices.

With a $5 donation or more when you register, you will access the full Being Fearless program and gain insight and tools to navigate these complex times.

With your contribution, you will also receive access to video of a post-event talk, Global Compassion: Beyond the Self, by Buddhist monk and best-selling author Matthieu Ricard and featuring special guest Richard Gere. The Ricard video will be available on demand beginning October 31.

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Meet the Teachers

  • Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, ...
  • Van Jones, a former advisor to President Obama, is author of The Gre ...
  • Jon Meacham is a renowned presidential historian, contributing writ ...
  • Opal Tometi is a cofounder of Black Lives Matter, the historic political p ...
  • Joan Chittister, OSB, PhD, a Benedictine nun, is one of the ...
  • Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is a prof ...
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) an ...
  • Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, activist, and author who writes about the ...
  • Rhonda V. Magee, JD, is professor of law at the University of Sa ...
  • David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studi ...
  • Sarah van Gelder is cofounder  and editor-at-large of YES! Magazin ...
  • Jamia Wilson, a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller, is the e ...
  • Tristan Harris is a former design ethicist at Google who left the company to ...
  • Omékongo Dibinga, PhD, is a motivational speaker, trilingual poet, televisio ...
  • The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman ...
  • The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith ...
  • Andres Gonzalez, MBA, is cofounder and chief financial officer for the Holist ...
  • Elijah Coles-Brown is a teenage motivational speaker and social justice advocate. He serves as ...
  • Climbing PoeTree is the spoken-word duo of Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman. C ...
  • David Hasbury is an organizational and community development consultant, educator, and facilit ...


Through stories from the front lines of change, interactive sessions and experience in community, panel discussions, and mindfulness practice, we explore the way ahead.

00:00:00 | Music with Tony DePaolo
00:29:50 | Conference Opening with Laura Weiland and Robert "Skip" Backus
00:47:51 | Righteous Solidarity & Rising in Resistance with Jamia Wilson
01:05:28 | Critical Thinking & the Profound Desire for Justice with Cornel West
01:58:52 | A Need for New Prophets with Sister Joan Chittister
00:15:57 | Saturday Opening
00:17:09 | The Practice of Non-Dual Awareness in Difficult Times with Jon Kabat-Zinn
01:13:33 | The Work for All of Us: Living Fearlessly with Identity-based Suffering with Rhonda Magee
01:47:30 | Conversation and Q&A: What Use is Mindfulness in the Face of Injustice? with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Rhonda Magee
02:21:36 | Drawdown: Transforming the Climate Change Conversation with Paul Hawken
00:11:21 | Performance: Brooklyn United Marching Band
00:19:36 | Performance: Climbing PoeTree & Truthworker Theatre Company
00:28:18 | The Attention Economy: What is Technology Doing to Us? with Tristan Harris
00:51:44 | America Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future with Jon Meacham
01:36:55 | Democracy Now: The Movements Changing America with Amy Goodman
02:39:32 | Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together with Van Jones
00:00:00 | Music with Tony DePaolo
00:23:01 | Performance: Climbing PoeTree & Truthworker Theatre Company
00:41:13 | 2017 OCSL Award Honoree Soul Fire Farm with Leah Penniman and Jonah Vitale-Wolff
00:57:15 | The Revolution Where You Live with Sarah van Gelder
01:25:51 | Panel: The Changing Role & Responsiblies of Media with Van Jones, Amy Goodman, and Jon Meacham. Moderated by Sarah van Gelder.
00:21:29 | Sunday Opening
00:22:02 | Bringing Mindfulness into Our Lives with Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez
00:48:28 | Presentation with Elijah Coles-Brown
01:00:00 | Presentation with Andreanne Catt and Lauren Howland of Seeding Sovereignty
01:09:54 | The Way Forward: Strengthening our Democracy with David W. Orr
02:12:22 | Finding Common Ground in Uncommon Times with Omékongo Dibinga
02:39:50 | It's Our Duty to Win: The Human Rights and Social Justice Imperatives of Our Time with Opal Tometi
03:24:35 | A Conversation with Opal Tometi and Rhonda Magee


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Tuition & Fees

Unlimited slots available
Title Price

Being Fearless

Watch Live October 13-15. Tuition: $5

$ 5.00


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