Meeting in the Heart

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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

$650

regular

$725

Workshop

Meeting in the Heart

The Practice of Relational Mindfulness

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$650

regular

$725

Discover the practice of Insight Dialogue and cultivate awareness, presence, and stability with certified MBSR teacher Florence Meleo-Meyer.

Collect your energy and gather your focus in this short mindfulness practice with MBSR teacher Florence Meleo-Meyer.

Our greatest human joys and sorrows thread through the fabric of our deepest relationships. From our earliest days, survival depends on care from and connection with others. Arising from multiple factors, our relationships offer sustenance and sorrow, disappointment 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 greater awareness and steadiness while 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. With a shared intention to wake up together, meditators, share the vitality of presence while engaging 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.

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

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.

Program Tuition

member

$650

regular

$725

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, 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).

Commute

5 nights commuter fee
$200.00

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25

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