The medicine most essential to healing and freedom is compassion—caring for ourselves and all beings. While compassion arises naturally, the flowering of full, mature compassion—Radical Compassion—requires training.
Join psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach to learn an applied meditation for cultivating mindfulness-based compassion known as RAIN (recognize-allow-investigate-nurture). Beginning with our inner life, we widen the circles of compassion through a sequence of short talks, guided meditations, and interpersonal meditations and reflections. We also make time for questions and sharing.
In a safe and respectful space, we practice bringing the RAIN meditation to places we feel emotionally stuck. We begin to discover how radical compassion can help reduce self-judgment and blame, release limiting fears and beliefs, and reconnect us with our natural wisdom, creativity, and kindness.
On a global level, radical compassion frees us from unconscious bias and the pain of separation, allowing us to serve the healing of our society and our living earth.
Please note 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|
|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 an internationally known meditation teacher, author of best-selling books...
Tuition & Fees
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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|Certificate of Attendance||$25|
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