How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up 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

$360

regular

$400

Workshop

How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World

Mindfulness for Real Life

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$360

regular

$400

Learn to anchor your mindfulness practice in the reality of the here and now with Buddhist philosopher Tim Desmond.

Tim Desmond explains the essential value of self-compassion.

There is a tremendous amount of suffering in the world. Yet many of us are motivated to leave things here in a better state than we found them.

Join Tim Desmond, an esteemed Buddhist philosopher and co-organizer of Occupy Wall Street, and discover a path toward embracing the beauty, pain, longing, and trauma of the here and now.

Based in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Desmond’s longtime teacher, we practice sitting and walking meditation with an emphasis on embracing suffering with compassion. Desmond offers individualized, guided practices using Dialogue-Based Mindfulness Training.

Desmond shares his own life experiences, including childhood homelessness, decades of grassroots political organizing, and losing his wife to cancer—and tells how he learned to apply Buddhist teachings to emerge with inner strength, joyful resilience, and a deep understanding of human suffering.

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

Program Tuition

member

$360

regular

$400

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

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