Meditation for Beginners
September 2016

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Meditation for Beginners

September 23, 2016 – September 25, 2016
Rhinebeck, NY
Bhante Wimala
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Meditation for Beginners provides a survey of meditation techniques to start the beginner and refresh the experienced meditator.

Spiritual traditions throughout the ages have recommended meditation as a core practice and a path toward peace of mind. Modern medicine is now finding that meditation techniques can be applied to alleviate pain, improve health, increase vitality, and buffer day-to-day encounters with stress.

In Meditation for Beginners, appropriate for both nonprofessionals and helping professionals, we sample a variety of meditation traditions, philosophies, techniques, and practices from yogic and Buddhist traditions.

For thousands of years, Buddhist masters have practiced and evaluated nearly every meditation technique. It is from this legacy that Bhante Wimala draws his knowledge and guides us to develop a personalized meditation program that can be used at home to find peace and health in daily life. He also shares with us his personal experiences through slide shows, talks, and videos.


Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Optional video presentation
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

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


Bhante Wimala, a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka, was Omega’s resident meditation teacher for staff and participants for 14 years. In his workshops, he offers an eclectic blend of traditional and modern training techniques and a unique sensitivity to Western minds. He is the author of Lessons of the Lotus.