The Healing Power of Unconditional Presence

Workshop

The Healing Power of Unconditional Presence

Integrating Spiritual, Psychological & Embodiment Work

Aug 25 - Sep 01 2017 Rhinebeck, NY

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Discover the capacity to fully meet and open to whatever you are experiencing.

Unconditional presence is the capacity to fully meet, allow, and open to whatever we are experiencing, no matter how challenging it may be. This is what allows our experience to unfold in the direction of greater freedom, truth, and wisdom.

In this weeklong retreat, we cultivate unconditional presence with three kinds of practice: meditation rooted in mindfulness and awareness, psychospiritual inquiry, and embodiment work. Together, these three practices create a powerful synergy that helps us settle into our deeper nature, inhabit our body, flow with our felt experience, and become more attuned and present with ourselves and others.

The first two days of this program are largely devoted to meditation, which cultivates a deeper sense of grounding, openness, and presence that informs our work throughout the week. Previous meditation experience is not necessary—just a willingness to engage fully in this practice.

For 28 years, John Welwood has offered this program at Omega, and it evolves in unforeseen directions based on his current work. This retreat provides an opportunity to slow down, go beyond conceptual mind, meet your experience freshly, and inhabit yourself in surprising new ways. It is appropriate for those in the helping professions and for everyone interested in cultivating embodied presence.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. Open by application only; $10 nonrefundable application fee (payable to Omega) required.

To Apply:

  • Previous participants: call to register directly with Omega at 877.944.2002.
  • New participants: email a letter to classapplications@eOmega.org describing why you want to attend, as well as your therapy and meditation experience. Please include your name, address & phone number.

Required reading:

  • Toward a Psychology of Awakening by John Welwood

Schedule

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

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m. Orientation for All Workshop Participants
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
MONDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
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.

Meet the Teachers

  • John Welwood, PhD, is a psychotherapist, a teacher, and a pioneer in integrat ...

Tuition & Fees

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Title Price

The Healing Power of Unconditional Presence

$ 825.00

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).

TYPE Rate - 7 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1645.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1883.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1330.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1456.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1589.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1176.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1036.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 1001.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 1015.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 791.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 658.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 50.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 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.

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00

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