Coming to Our Senses

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Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

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member

$500

regular

$555

Workshop

Coming to Our Senses

Healing Ourselves & the World Through Mindfulness

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$500

regular

$555

Cultivate awareness and heartfulness through meditation in this 5-day retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Jon Kabat-Zinn explains why sitting in meditation is not only a political statement, but also a radical act of love.

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 more broadly—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 40 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 our moment-to-moment lived experiences in community during the time we are together, and 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.

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. This workshop begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m., ends Friday at 11:00 a.m., and has extended hours, including early morning meditations and evening sessions, with stretches of extended silent practice as well as periods of conversation and dialogue about our unfolding experiences.

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

This workshop begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m., ends Friday at 11:00 a.m., and has extended hours, including 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
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
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 for this workshop.

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.

Program Tuition

member

$500

regular

$555

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

Stay With Us


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).

Commute

5 nights commuter fee
$200.00

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25

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