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On Oct 9, 2017, my home and office in California were incinerated by a massive wildfire. My wife, Christine, and I got out with moments to spare.

We woke up at 12:45 a.m. and saw the flames racing toward us. Running to the car, we got...

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Omega: Which love came first for you: love for comedy or love for personal transformation?

Kyle: Comedy is what I did first, but I never saw comedy or personal transformation as something I should...

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Omega: What’s the best action to take when we notice fear popping up, especially when it comes to making decisions?

don Miguel Jr.: I work with the idea of coming to peace with fear. We need to respect...

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Everyone is the Buddha. Everyone has the perfect body. If you weren't able to compare your body to any other, what could possibly be lacking? Without the mind’s comparison, no one can be too fat or too thin. That's not possible; it's a myth....

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Omega: You grew up with a sign above your bed that said, "If you don't do it, it won't get done." Can you talk about our cultural obsession with hard work and how that influenced your life?

Tosha: I...

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1. Be Present While on Retreat

One way to prepare for what comes after a retreat is to sink in and experience the retreat itself. It can be tempting to think ahead, to imagine the conversations you'll have...

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Birds of every stripe, ordinary and regal—robins, crows, hawks, and eagles—all bustle about readying their nests. Blanketed in springtime buds, the mountains appear to be clothed in mauve velvet against the sapphire sky. The valley’s rosy haze...

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Within the mystical tradition of Kabbalah, we find depictions of the ever-changing journey of the soul—from birth to death, crossing into the world beyond, and then reincarnation. Come explore the teachings of Jewish mysticism through the...

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Animal spirit guides are spiritual beings that can help us in a life-positive way. We can call on them for guidance, protection, healing, and inspiration. We may see them, hear them, feel them, or just know they’re with us, and we can have any...

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Our culture encourages a top-down relationship with the body. We learn to sit in our head and “listen to it” or to “notice the breath.” We learn how to make the body do things that are good for it. But we have largely forgotten what it is to...