How does His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet uphold the banner of joyful nonviolence, good cheer, and inner revolution during times of trouble? Join Robert Thurman, a recognized authority on religion, spirituality, Asian history, and world philosophy, for this unique exploration into the life and guiding principles of the Dalai Lama. In this workshop, through lecture, dialogue, and meditation, we learn about the deep scientific theory and practical methods of mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion that have enabled the Dalai Lama to rise to worldwide eminence.
The Dalai Lama has “walked his talk” while patiently and nonviolently resisting nearly 70 years of Tibetan oppression as well as the blatant misuse of our planet that is leading us to global crisis. But how do we turn things around? We begin right where we are to learn the yogas of walking the eightfold path of greater realism about our minds, our lives, our loves, and our vulnerable world.
Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:
- Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet by William Meyers, Robert Thurman, and Michael G. Burbank
- Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness by Robert Thurman
|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
Robert Thurman, PhD, is a worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world ...
Tuition & Fees
Man of Peace
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).
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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.
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For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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