Soul & Synapse
September 2017

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Soul & Synapse

The Integration of Science & Spirituality

September 08, 2017 – September 10, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Dan Siegel
Plus accommodations
SM17-4502-283Dan Siegel,

Recent scientific studies support what ancient spiritual traditions have long taught regarding the health benefits of living a life of meaning, compassion, and connection. But why does feeling connected to a larger whole matter so much? What is the link between the science of well-being and the experience of spiritual fulfillment? And how can we use our minds in integrative ways to transform our lives as we expand our sense of identity and enhance our compassion for ourselves and the world?

This immersive workshop provides a fun, exploratory setting to honor and integrate spirituality and science, soul and synapse. Embracing subjective experience and scientific approaches, we delve into the nature of our minds, our collective lives, and the reality of the natural world.

Through discussion, meditation, and mindfulness practice, we examine the ways in which our inner subjective lives, our interpersonal relationships, and our objective empirical knowledge can be woven together to illuminate the importance of more meaning, connection, and equanimity in our lives.

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
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon 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.


Dan Siegel, MD, is a New York Times bestselling author and the founding editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.