Workshop

Meeting in the Heart

The Practice of Relational Mindfulness

Aug 18 - Aug 23 2019 Rhinebeck, NY
Discover the practice of Insight Dialogue and cultivate awareness, presence, and stability with certified MBSR teachers Florence Meleo-Meyer and Lynn Koerbel.

“When you start singing from your heart, it changes the phrases.” —Jennifer Lopez

As humans, we are relational beings. From our earliest days, our survival depends on care from and connection with others. Arising from multiple factors, our relationships offer sustenance and sorrow, stress and solace, joy, and vulnerability, and can lead to freedom and love. This week we focus on the cultivation of awareness, presence, mental stability, and calmness as resources and capacities to meet the natural conflicts, confusions and stresses of relating.

This relational retreat supports becoming more aware and steady: alone and in your interactions with others, through the practice of Insight Dialogue. Insight Dialogue, a relational meditation practice, founded by Gregory Kramer, PhD, brings together meditation, wisdom teachings, and relationship. In this 5-day retreat, meditation is cultivated seamlessly with silence and dialogue as we reflect on universal themes and draw from innate and collective wisdom. Comeditation rests with the intention to wake up together, cultivate generosity, and share a vitality of presence while engaged with one another.

Insight Dialogue is a whole life practice that extends the benefits of mutual practice long after the retreat is over. This retreat offers a synergy of guidance, silence, dialogue practice and community, in which we:

  • Cultivate conditions to increase attentional capacity
  • Receive support to develop and strengthen a more balanced sense of self in relationship
  • Encourage and deepen attitudes of acceptance, patience, and compassion
  • Identify, discuss, and apply, through direct experience, subtle comprehension of human relational suffering and the potential to shift toward release and relief

This retreat fulfills part one of the Professional Education elective, Relational Mindfulness with the Brown Mindfulness Center. Part two is fulfilled with attendance at two online tutorials for MBSR teachers.

More Information

This workshop begins Sunday at 8:00 and ends Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Schedule

Please note this course begins Sunday at 8:00 p.m., ends Friday at 12:30 p.m., and has a special schedule with extensive daily extended hours (6:45 a.m.–9:30 p.m.):

SUNDAY
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
 
MONDAY-THURSDAY
6:45 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Mindful Yoga/Sit
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Sit
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Walking
10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Dialogue Practice
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Walking
12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Sit
2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Sit
3:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Walking
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Dialogue Practice
4:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Walking
5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Sit
7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Dharma Talk
8:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Walking
9:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Sit
9:30 p.m. Rest/Continue Practice
 
FRIDAY
6:45 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Mindful Yoga/Sit
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Sit
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Walking
10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Dialogue Practice
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Walking
12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Sit
1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

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

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

  • Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, LMFT, serves as Global Ambassador to MBSR Affiliates worldwide at t ...
  • Lynn Koerbel MPH, is the cofounder of Present Moment Mindfulness, a community-based organiza ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Meeting in the Heart

$715
regular
$795

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).

TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 495.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 590.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 790.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 750.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 865.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 975.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1065.00

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1200.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1370.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 865.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1260.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 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.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

 

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