Finding a Home In the World

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Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

Omega members enjoy reduced rates on workshops and campus purchases while supporting Omega's work in the world.

member

$425

regular

$475

Workshop

Finding a Home In the World

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$425

regular

$475

Relax, listen to poetry, and write some poems of your own with Irish poet and peace activist Pádraig Ó Tuama.

Pádraig Ó Tuama reads his poem, "The Facts of Life," and talks about its origin.

I closed my eyes; I felt the earth; and breathed
I yearn for home

—Pádraig Ó Tuama

What does it mean to find a home in the world? For some of us, it means finding a lasting peace; for others it is facing down a devil; for still others it is delving the strange world of dreams; and for others still it is writing new stories because the old ones failed. Conflict is part of every story; so is company; so is solitude.

In this retreat with renowned Irish poet and peace activist Pádraig Ó Tuama, we relax, breathe, listen to poetry, and write some of our own, and perhaps recover a deeper sense of self. We explore stories—their beginnings and middles—and the strange world of dreams.

Some time will be spent outdoors with the gardens, forests, and waters of Omega's beautiful campus. This special experience is open to anyone who loves to feel at home in the world.

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
 
Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
 
Commuter check-in
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
 
Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
 
Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
 
Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
1:00 p.m.
 
Check Out

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

Program Tuition

member

$425

regular

$475

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, paddling on 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 lunch and use of amenities and facilities. A list of local hotels and inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25