Coming to Our Senses | Omega

Workshop

Coming to Our Senses

Healing Ourselves & the World Through Mindfulness

May 20 - May 25 2018 Rhinebeck, NY
Cultivate awareness and heartfulness through meditation in this 5-day retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) emphasizes that the ultimate meditation practice is life itself and how we are in relationship to it moment by moment.

In this 5-day retreat led by Jon Kabat-Zinn—internationally known for his work in bringing mindfulness practices into the mainstream of medicine and society—we engage in a range of practices to cultivate greater mindfulness and heartfulness. The retreat is based on the forms of practice that underlie MBSR, an approach that Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues worldwide have been engaged in and researching for 37 years.

During the program, we engage in periods of formal meditation practice interspersed with group dialogue and informal talks by Kabat-Zinn. We explore the possibility of growing more deeply into ourselves in ways that can allow us to live our lives as if it really mattered, in the only moment we ever have—this one—to understand more profoundly how we fit into and belong in the larger world of our society, the body politic, and the planet, as well as within our own skin.

We use the gateways of the senses to wake up to and increasingly inhabit the domain of awareness itself, along with its manifestations in silence and stillness, in motion and language, in compassion and kindness, in conversation and inquiry, and in acting skillfully in the world. We also explore mindfulness practice from the perspectives of social justice, implicit bias, racism, public health, and ethical action.

Professionals and laypeople are welcome, as are newcomers and longtime practitioners of mindfulness.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. This workshop begins on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and has extended hours, including early morning meditations and evening sessions.

Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:

  • Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn is also teaching The Way of Awareness.

Schedule

Please note this course begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and has a special schedule with daily early morning meditations and evening sessions:

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
 
MONDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
THURSDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available during morning meditations (6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m.) or evening sessions (7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.), and is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

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

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) an ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Coming to Our Senses

$ 555.00

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).

TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1200.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1370.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 975.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1065.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1160.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 865.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 765.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 740.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 750.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 590.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 495.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 50.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

Rhinebeck Campus

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.

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.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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