The One Life We’re Given
July 2017

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The One Life We’re Given

Discover the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart

July 28, 2017 – July 30, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Mark Nepo
Plus accommodations
SM17-3302-907Mark Nepo,

“To have any chance of knowing joy, we must love everything in the way.” —Mark Nepo

The gift and practice of being human centers on the effort to restore what matters and make good use of our heart. The path to love and truth depends on this journey. By fully living the one life we’re given, we reveal the wisdom that waits in our heart.

Based on Mark Nepo’s new book, this workshop affirms how precious our one life is and how we must strive to be fully alive, care for each other, and be of use in the world. The One Life We’re Given offers a path of soulwork that can help us find our way, as Nepo puts it, “to discover the story behind the story, and to find what can last.”

Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue, we delve into what it means to make our way through pain and sorrow, keeping our eyes open as we work our way into grace. Through conflict and joy, and love and loss, we’re asked to craft and weave our soul into our life journey. This is how we become instruments of love and truly inhabit the one life we’re given.

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Things to Bring:

Bring a journal.

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.


Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher, and New York Times best-selling author. He has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for more than 30 years. In 1987, he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. The heart of that journey and its aftermath has greatly informed his life’s work.