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06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017

Are you ready to harvest the full meaning of your life and ramp up the possibility of what can be your juiciest future? Join funny, sassy, compassionate, 70-something best friends Joan Borysenko and Loretta LaRoche for a pro-aging weekend of fun...

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Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Richard Borofsky
A Retreat for Couples

Love grows by continually deepening and becoming ever more mindful, authentic, vulnerable, safe, resilient, playful, compassionate, and wise.

During this retreat for couples, we learn simple but profound practices that deepen our capacity...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Practices & Perspectives for Life & Work

Discover leading-edge practices and perspectives for living fully with both the Internet and the inner-net. Learn how to become less stressed and more present at home and at work, how to appreciate and work better with others, and how to bring...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
The Arcturian Healing Light (AHL)

The Arcturian Healing Light (AHL) is a form of light, energy, and information that can accelerate your evolution and can be used to help balance and heal physical, energetic, emotional, mental, and spiritual issues in yourself and others.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Enlightening Your Relationships

Love is a choice you can make from moment to moment. It can be your highest spiritual practice.

Join Barbara De Angelis, best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher, and learn to create a new relationship with love. Love...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/30/2017
Classical Yoga Training for Teachers & Practitioners

While many yoga instructors teach asana (postures), very few are teaching a comprehensive vision of the complete eight-limbed path of classical (raja) yoga. Many students are longing to go beyond asana and dive deeper into meditation and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Breaking Barriers

Codependence has been described as “the addiction to look elsewhere.” It derives from the belief that something outside of ourselves—people, places, things, behaviors, or experiences—can give us fulfillment and joy. It is the most common...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Practical Strategies to Help You Heal

When confronted with grief, loss, or difficulties it can seem nearly impossible to choose love. But with the help of brain science, you can learn to respond to every situation—no matter how traumatic—with forgiveness and compassion.

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Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

We may not consider discipline and freedom as compatible partners, but the life’s work of B.K.S. Iyengar is a testament to the fact that these two ideas complement and support one another.

Based on B.K.S. Iyengar’s teachings, this 5-day...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017
Practice Leader Certification Training

Why do tai chi practitioners experience longevity, inner peace, and inner power? With Tai Chi Easy™, developed by master teacher Roger Jahnke, it’s easy to discover why.

A mind-body practice that combines gentle exercises, breath practices...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Practices & Perspectives for Life & Work

Discover leading-edge practices and perspectives for living fully with both the Internet and the inner-net. Learn how to become less stressed and more present at home and at work, how to appreciate and work better with others, and how to bring...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
The Arcturian Healing Light (AHL)

The Arcturian Healing Light (AHL) is a form of light, energy, and information that can accelerate your evolution and can be used to help balance and heal physical, energetic, emotional, mental, and spiritual issues in yourself and others.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Enlightening Your Relationships

Love is a choice you can make from moment to moment. It can be your highest spiritual practice.

Join Barbara De Angelis, best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher, and learn to create a new relationship with love. Love...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/30/2017
Classical Yoga Training for Teachers & Practitioners

While many yoga instructors teach asana (postures), very few are teaching a comprehensive vision of the complete eight-limbed path of classical (raja) yoga. Many students are longing to go beyond asana and dive deeper into meditation and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Breaking Barriers

Codependence has been described as “the addiction to look elsewhere.” It derives from the belief that something outside of ourselves—people, places, things, behaviors, or experiences—can give us fulfillment and joy. It is the most common...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/23/2017 to 06/25/2017
Practical Strategies to Help You Heal

When confronted with grief, loss, or difficulties it can seem nearly impossible to choose love. But with the help of brain science, you can learn to respond to every situation—no matter how traumatic—with forgiveness and compassion.

...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

We may not consider discipline and freedom as compatible partners, but the life’s work of B.K.S. Iyengar is a testament to the fact that these two ideas complement and support one another.

Based on B.K.S. Iyengar’s teachings, this 5-day...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017
Practice Leader Certification Training

Why do tai chi practitioners experience longevity, inner peace, and inner power? With Tai Chi Easy™, developed by master teacher Roger Jahnke, it’s easy to discover why.

A mind-body practice that combines gentle exercises, breath practices...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017

Visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey teach painting and drawing from the wellspring of divine imagination. In this workshop, artists at any level of experience create from the sacred ground and the mystic eye.

Through illustrated...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/25/2017 to 06/30/2017
The Art & Science of Yoga Therapy

Yoga as Medicine (YAM) Level 1 is a hands-on training that provides a systematic roadmap to using yoga as a therapy to improve your health and the health of your students.

Under the guidance of medical doctor and yoga therapist Timothy...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Author of the best-selling Many Lives, Many Masters, Brian Weiss, MD, has a lifetime of work that reveals the very real physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that is possible when we embrace reincarnation. In this 30-minute video, he guides you through a past-life regression experience from the comforts of your home.   Explore more from Brian Weiss More
Omega's cofounder, Elizabeth Lesser reads the excerpt "Bozos on the Bus" from her best-selling book, Broken Open, in the Ram Dass Library during Family Week at Omega Institute. Explore more from Elizabeth Lesser   More
American Buddhist nun, Pema Chödrön says that society cultivates a tolerance and acceptance of aggressiveness and by deciding to interrupt the momentum of this cycle, you will do yourself and the world a great service. Explore more from Pema Chödrön   More
Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, Pema Chödrön discusses how easy it is to waste your life with distractions, or dunzie, if you are not used to spending any time alone in meditation or solitude.   Join Pema Chödrön on our Rhinebeck campus for The Way To Freedom: 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva, 5/20/2016-5/22/2016. More
Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, Pema Chödrön says that it is important to acknowledge what is it that gets you hooked and drives you crazy, so that you are able to work with your mind, rather than the outer circumstances to restore your sense of balance. Explore more from Pema Chödrön: eomega.org/workshops/teachers/pema-chödrön More
Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, Pema Chödrön asks you to try this Tonglen meditation in order to take away pain and/or anguish as well as send comfort and happiness to of any individual, animal or nation in suffering. Explore more from Pema Chödrön   More
Editor in chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and author, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, discusses why stories of what went wrong and the lessons learned are so valuable in order to understand how to make scientific studies and research of alternative therapies like yoga, meditation, and mindfulness more effective at the Yoga Service Council conference at Omega Institute. Explore more from Kelly McGonigal   More
Editor in chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and author, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, teaches psychology, yoga, and meditation at Stanford University. In this video from the Yoga Service Council conference at Omega Institute, she explores the importance of science and research as a service to an integrative approach to yoga philosophy, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. Explore more from Kelly McGonigal:http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/kelly-mcgonigal More
Ready to raise the bar? The Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training at Omega with yoga masters Sharon Gannon and David Life is a rigorous monthlong residential professional training. Jivamukti Yoga is one of the most popular forms of yoga in the world. Learn more about the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training More
Join yoga masters Sharon Gannon and David Life for a monthlong teacher training in Jivamukti Yoga, one of the most popular forms of yoga in the world. Acquire the skills and confidence necessary to become a Jivamukti Yoga teacher and lead classes that incorporate asanas, music, chanting, scriptural study, and meditation in a challenging vinyasa practice. Learn more about the Jivamukti Yoga® Teacher Training at Omega.  More

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Omega Institute You Are Not the Wave by Sister Dang Nghiem
In the Buddhist tradition, there are three stages on the path of practice: Listening, Reflection, and Practice. The first stage, listening came from the historical setting of the Buddha’s time, when there was no radio, DVDs, or the Internet. The monks and nuns listened intently to the Buddha’s teachings, called dharma talks. The monastics who were listening were referred to as sravajas, which meant “listeners or hearers” of the Buddha’s teachings. Having listened, they reflected further, and they then practiced the teachings. More
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In the Buddhist tradition, there are three sublime practices: The first sublime practice is the generation of a compassionate and loving heart, also known as pure intention. We begin each activity with the positive intention that our action will be of benefit to others. The second sublime practice is the activity or practice itself, which we do mindfully, while remaining in the natural state, free from distraction. More
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In this school called life, we will take various classes, which involve subjects or experiences we signed up for while still in Spirit. Before our incarnation, we choose the life we think will afford us the best opportunities and/or challenges to help us hone our skills in practicing the energy of love. For most souls, much of the curriculum is defined by the relationships they will experience on Earth. These relationships will present opportunities to learn valuable lessons that the soul wouldn't receive any other way. More
Omega Institute: 7 Habits of Highly Engaging Storytellers by Sari Botton and Eva Tenuto
In the digital age, when we tend to communicate via the abbreviated shorthand of texting and social media posts, it’s easy to lose touch with the instinct that had our ancestors spinning yarns around the campfire and passing down oral histories. Ironically, this is probably one of the reasons oral true storytelling has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Because you already know quite a bit about true storytelling—it’s innate for all humans and so you yearn for it.  Here are some keys to effective, engaging, true storytelling: More
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Choosing the Via Positiva—the Path of Affirmation
On his deathbed the great psychologist and lover of the human race Erich Fromm turned to his friend Robert Fox and asked, "Why is it that the human race prefers necrophilia to biophilia?" A significant question, this. Why do we prefer love of death to love of life? Missiles to celebration? Power-over to power-with? Greed to letting go? More
Omega Institute Accepting Your Truth: An Interview With Mark Nepo
An Interview With Mark Nepo
Omega: Is there a poem that inspired you to be a poet? Mark: The poetry of Pablo Neruda really inspired me. When I first read his work, I felt like, “I must belong to this tribe.” My oldest friend, Robert, who comes with me as a guest every year when I teach at Omega, introduced me to Neruda. I was so moved, I wouldn’t give him the book back. Omega: In 1987, you were diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, which has greatly informed much of your work. What’s the first step toward healing?  More
Omega Institute 5 Sutras for the Aquarian Age by Snatam Kaur Khalsa
Have you noticed that things seem to be moving faster and faster and it takes a certain kind of mental flexibility to keep up? Have you noticed an inherent awareness within yourself that knows the truth? Have you sensed that you don’t really operate as an isolated individual, that your actions are interconnected with everyone? The yogis tell us that we’re experiencing all this because we are now in the Aquarian Age. As you might guess by its name, the Aquarian Sadhana was developed specifically for this time period. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
The Underlying Question
Mars retrograde began on April 17 in Sagittarius. In late May, Mars retrograded into Scorpio, bringing us to the heart of the matter of this rare transit. The retrograde ends in Scorpio on June 29. Mars is the planet of desire. Desire is one of those elements at the core of the human emotional engine. It's true that religions and spiritual philosophies line up one after the next attempting to prove to people that desire is the worst thing in the world. Yet nobody would seek being happier, or seek knowledge, or crack open a book about Buddhism, if they didn't want something. More
Omega Institute 5 Sacred Practices to Keep You Energized by Andrew Harvey
If you’re going to turn up in this world and do real work, you’re going to need to be fundamentally strong and energized. In my experience this demands five interrelated sacred practices. 1. Cool Practices More

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