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07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Practices for Healing Our Divisions

Are you interested in leaving behind assumptions about yourself and others? Are you looking to obliterate racial and gender stereotypes in a way that makes us all more whole? Discover how compassion and mindfulness training, combined with new...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Carl Big Heart

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Conscious Preparation for End of Life Experiences

This workshop has been cancelled.

Join William Peters, founder and director of the Shared Crossing Project, for a personal, relationship-oriented exploration into preparing for the experience of dying. The Shared Crossing Pathway offers practices that lead to deeper connection...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/16/2017 to 07/21/2017
A Women's Retreat

Many of us did not receive “basic training” about what it means to be a woman. We know what a woman is expected to “do,” but we don’t have an understanding of how a woman can “be”—for herself and within herself.

As a result, we become...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Shapeshifting Into Rooted Consciousness

Yogis are modern-day shamans, medicine men and women, and healers. Through yoga practices we can tap into our own inner ecology and experience ordinary magic through the elements on and off the mat. But how do we expand this awareness into the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017

With all of life’s busyness, it can be hard for mothers and daughters to slow down and spend time with each other. Our girls are growing up so fast, and just when we think we know who they are, they change and mature some more.

This mother...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Melissa Bowe
For Ages 16-24

In this follow-up, advanced workshop for young adults, intrepid adventurers can take the Wayfinder Experience one step further and learn powerful strategies to be heart-centered warriors, healers, and magic users in everyday life.

Through...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017

Most of us experience relationship injuries, perhaps from an unfaithful partner, an alcoholic parent, or an ungrateful child. Learn the profound, life-affirming, healing process called acceptance, which allows you to make peace with your...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Reckoning & Reconnecting

It’s time to reimagine a path of healing, reconnect with beloved community, and manifest true justice. Radical dharma (“complete truth”) is a way to enter the conversation about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Free Your Instinctual Knowing

Nature is alive and intelligent. But you don’t have to isolate yourself in the wilderness to connect with that spark of wild wisdom that flows through us all.

In this experiential workshop, renowned shamanic teacher Llyn Cedar Roberts...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Practices for Healing Our Divisions

Are you interested in leaving behind assumptions about yourself and others? Are you looking to obliterate racial and gender stereotypes in a way that makes us all more whole? Discover how compassion and mindfulness training, combined with new...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Carl Big Heart

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Conscious Preparation for End of Life Experiences

This workshop has been cancelled.

Join William Peters, founder and director of the Shared Crossing Project, for a personal, relationship-oriented exploration into preparing for the experience of dying. The Shared Crossing Pathway offers practices that lead to deeper connection...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/16/2017 to 07/21/2017
A Women's Retreat

Many of us did not receive “basic training” about what it means to be a woman. We know what a woman is expected to “do,” but we don’t have an understanding of how a woman can “be”—for herself and within herself.

As a result, we become...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Shapeshifting Into Rooted Consciousness

Yogis are modern-day shamans, medicine men and women, and healers. Through yoga practices we can tap into our own inner ecology and experience ordinary magic through the elements on and off the mat. But how do we expand this awareness into the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017

With all of life’s busyness, it can be hard for mothers and daughters to slow down and spend time with each other. Our girls are growing up so fast, and just when we think we know who they are, they change and mature some more.

This mother...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Melissa Bowe
For Ages 16-24

In this follow-up, advanced workshop for young adults, intrepid adventurers can take the Wayfinder Experience one step further and learn powerful strategies to be heart-centered warriors, healers, and magic users in everyday life.

Through...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017

Most of us experience relationship injuries, perhaps from an unfaithful partner, an alcoholic parent, or an ungrateful child. Learn the profound, life-affirming, healing process called acceptance, which allows you to make peace with your...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Reckoning & Reconnecting

It’s time to reimagine a path of healing, reconnect with beloved community, and manifest true justice. Radical dharma (“complete truth”) is a way to enter the conversation about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out and...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Free Your Instinctual Knowing

Nature is alive and intelligent. But you don’t have to isolate yourself in the wilderness to connect with that spark of wild wisdom that flows through us all.

In this experiential workshop, renowned shamanic teacher Llyn Cedar Roberts...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/09/2017 to 06/11/2017
A Spiritual Path for Couples

The Getting the Love You Want online workshop gives couples the concepts and tools they need to achieve safety, sustain deep connection, and experience joyful aliveness. Learning a new way to talk, removing negativity, and expressing caring...

Ai-jen Poo, MacArthur Fellow and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, explains that five percent of the U.S/ national defense budget could fund in-home care for every family. More
Riane Eisler, an eminent social scientist and activist, attorney, and author, gives the numbers on the high return of investing in social care across business, education, health, and quality of life. More
Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research and GWU professor, on how childrearing and old age are predictors of women's poverty and a result of an undervaluing of caregiving. More
Bonnie St. John, Paralympic gold medalist, best-selling author, and leadership consultant, talks about the real power of microfinance. More
Ai-jen Poo, MacArthur Fellow and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, describes the three arenas we need to change to affect for meaningful social change and to create a more caring society. More
Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, Chair of the board of directors of DreamWorks Animation, and a national voice on economics, describes the importance of making the value of money, and saving, apparent to younger generations. More
Pat Mitchell, media executive, journalist, and activist, describes how we need to be vigilant in holding mainstream media accountable for its coverage of subject matter and its concentration of power and voices. More
María Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, explains the necessity of including Latino voices in politics. More
This Grammy Award-winning artist uses music as a way to convey her personal message. Here Ani DiFranco explains why we need to encourage feminism in this generation and how it can save the world. More
Ten thousand people a day turn 65 in the U.S. Ai-jen Poo, MacArthur Fellow and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, describes the "Age Wave" and how to build a sustainable culture of care. More

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Lessons From an Animal Communication Expert
I’ve been professionally communicating intuitively with animals for more than 17 years, and casually communicating with them for my entire life. Working with thousands of animals and their humans has created a unique opportunity for me: I’ve learned “straight from the horse’s mouth” what animals truly desire in order have the best relationships they can with their people. More
Woman looking down
An Interview With Lori S. Katz
Omega: Can you define military sexual trauma and discuss its prevalence? More
Ruiz family smiling wearing hats
An Interview With don Miguel Ruiz Sr. & don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
Omega: How can the second agreement, “Don’t take anything personally,” be useful for us when it comes to family members and friends? don Miguel Jr.: My father taught me that I’m responsible to the tips of my own fingers; I’m not responsible to anyone else. To take things personally is to assume responsibility for someone else’s will. Here’s a story of how my father taught it to me: More
Man standing in field smiling
A miracle is a shift in thinking, a shift from fear to love. At first glance that sounds a bit ridiculous. How does shifting a thought cause a miraculous change? And yet it does that exactly. For every thought we think creates form on some level. A simple thought—seemingly trivial or even unimportant—carries within it the power to move mountains. And that is the least it can do. There is no worldly power—no money, no technology, no business or government—that can match in power the power we wield by simply using our minds for the purposes of love. More
woman lifting up happy baby
Hope has a bad name these days among certain teachers. On the one hand, it seems to suggest wishful thinking that distracts us from a sober assessment of reality and fosters unrealistic expectations. As Nietzsche put it, “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.” Meanwhile, in the language of “spirituality,” hope implies a rejection of the present moment, or perhaps a taint of doubt eroding the creative power of one’s intentions. But let us not be so quick to dismiss this primal element of the human psyche. More
Man and woman making eye contact and talking.
An Interview With Stan Tatkin and Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin
Omega: What is one way to build intimacy as a couple? Tracey: We build intimacy through the eyes, so spend some time eye-to-eye, face-to-face with your partner, just falling back in love with them. When you look through the eyes, it really is like the window to the soul. You're seeing your partner there. More
Two babies holding hands.
The twin mystique, is a term that I’ve coined to describe how people romanticize twinship. Many people feel that twins have an unbreakable bond, telepathic intimacy, they are best friends, soul mates forever, and they are never alone. This mystique creates unrealistic expectations regarding how twins should relate to each other. More
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Embody True Compassion in Action
A Union of Ideals More
Mindful sex starts with mindful kissing.
An Interview With Cyndi Darnell
Omega: How can sexual self-inquiry—mindful sex—help us experience more pleasure?  More
Woman on phone and laptop
How to Generate the Ultimate Renewable Resource: Love
The explosion of technology has really made time speed up. Everybody is practicing multitasking and trying to keep a number of balls in the air. This has taken a real toll on the intimacy of couples, and so couples have to consciously learn and practice how to stop, slow down, and give each other undivided attention. When you are generating love, love becomes the ultimate renewable resource. —Richard Borofsky and Antra Kalnins Borofsky More

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