Our interconnectedness operates at every level from the neural on up. When we are connected, we feel seen, heard, respected, and cared for, with a sense of trust and belonging.
Mindful attention lets us track signs of disconnection where reactivity and distorted perceptions lead to misunderstandings. We’re far more likely to work through our differences if we connect to a shared secure mode of empathy, insight, compassion, and skillful communication.
In any relationship—from inner, to interpersonal, to global—if we engage from what disconnects us, we’re far less likely to work through our differences. Peace begins within, then radiates outward to our families, friends, and communities to create a greater sense of interconnection at every level. To bring more peace in our world, we can start by connecting more genuinely within ourselves, integrating fragmented patterns that create the illusion of separateness into a more integrated sense of interconnectedness.
Now more than ever we need to work to resolve our differences by acknowledging a shared attunement that facilitates empathy while not insisting the other agree with us. We can turn toward compassion as our default mode. This weekend, through discussions, practices, and exercises in interconnectedness, we explore inner, interpersonal, community, inter-species, and environmental dimensions of connection.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|Noon–1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
Tara Bennett-Goleman, MA, is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author of the New York Times
Daniel Goleman, PhD, brought the concept of emotional intelligence to a global audience and ...
RJ “Bob” Sadowski Jr. is a professional horseman who draws on his method of HorseMindShi ...
Aaron Wolf is a water resource scientist at Oregon State University and a trained mediator who di ...
Red Cloud is a highly sought after confidence builder and emotional rehabilitation expert for hum ...
Star is a great teacher of horses and humans. In the world of horse development, Star is at the l ...
Tuition & Fees
Chemistry of Connection
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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