We spend many moments in a trance of feeling separate from others, deficient, and afraid of failure. Yet we intuit a deeper potential—to embody the loving awareness that is our deepest nature.
Join Tara Brach, inspiring Buddhist teacher and best-selling author of Radical Acceptance, and explore how we can connect with our deepest wisdom and compassion, even in the face of conflict and challenge. Through meditation, guided exercises, and discussions, learn how to recognize and release the fears, judgments, and limiting beliefs that prevent you from living and loving fully.
The weekend includes periods of silence as well as interpersonal sharing. This retreat is open to beginning and experienced meditators as well as health professionals who want to use these skills with their clients. It is designed to help all levels of health-care professionals become familiar with the applications of teachings from Buddhist psychology and mindfulness and compassion practices and apply it to their own lives, and the lives their patients.
Upon completion of this program participants will be able to:
- Identify basic principles of Buddhist Psychology and explain their relevance in evaluating treatment options for anxiety and depression.
- Examine the role and mediating mechanisms of meditation practices in healing emotional suffering.
- Utilize Buddhist mindfulness and compassion practices in addressing fear, grief, anger and shame.
- Recognize the contra-indications of various attentional strategies in addressing traumatic fear.
- Explain meditative strategies that address interpersonal conflict.
- Differentiate the components of varying attentional strategies.
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|
|9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.||Workshop|
|7:30 p.m.–9:00 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
Tara Brach, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, an internationally known teacher of mindfulness medi ...
Tuition & Fees
Housing is limited; register online as a commuter or call Omega at 877.944.2002 to inquire about campus accommodations. View our list of local hotels and inns.
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).
2 Nights Commuter Fee
If you are a commuter not staying in Omega accommodations, this non optional fee covers Omegas overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.
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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Credit Hours: 12.5
Agenda and Professional Objectives: Download PDF
|Certificate of Attendance||$25|
|ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)||$80.00|
|APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association)||$80.00|
|BRN/ANCC - Nurses||$50.00|
|SW-NYS - Social Workers and Counselors of New York State||$50.00|
|SW - Social Workers||$50.00|