Passed & Present
October 2017

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Passed & Present

Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive

October 13, 2017 – October 15, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Allison Gilbert
Plus accommodations
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Taking intentional steps to remember our loved ones is a vital key to healing. Individuals who honor family and friends, who proactively keep the memories of loved ones present in their lives, almost always fare better emotionally than those who don’t. Nostalgia also opens doors to a more creative, connected, and integrated life.

In this empowering workshop, we embark on a journey from loss and grief toward wholeness and healing. Through dialogue, writing exercises, and interactive creative practices, we learn uplifting ways to celebrate our mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, siblings, and children. We also gain the opportunity to build relationships with others, while recognizing and honoring those we’ve lost.

Anyone who has lost a loved one is welcome.

More Information

Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:

  • Passed and Present: Keep Memories of Loved Ones Alive by Allison Gilbert
Things to Bring:

Bring a favorite photograph of your loved one (we will do a project with the picture, which will be transformed into a cherished keepsake).


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

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.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Workshop
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Workshop
Noon–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 (Dinner is included on arrival 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.


Allison Gilbert, one of the most influential writers on grief and resilience, is author of numerous books, including Passed and Present. She has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and MSNBC.