Relationships & Family

A Union of Ideals

By the grace of many Eastern traditions, teachers, and ancestors, white Western dharma communities have at their disposal profoundly liberating teachings and practices that have the power to sever at...

Research shows that educators and students can benefit from mindfulness practices in the areas of stress, attention,...

Omega: How can sexual self-inquiry—mindful sex—help us experience more pleasure? 

Cyndi: Sexual self-inquiry is effectively shifting the gaze from the external to the internal. Instead of asking what...

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 ...

No one gets a free pass when it comes to grief, and I sure wasn’t an exception.

Not even two months after the death of my son in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, I knew in my heart I would start...

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...

    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...

    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.

    You were in a good mood when we spoke, not rushed or distracted. We...

    “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...

    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...

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