“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.
|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)|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 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 (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
Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher, and New York Times best-selling au ...
Tuition & Fees
We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.
The One Life We’re Given
Accommodations cover your room, Omega's 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.
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local 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|
Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00