Life as a Work of Art
August 2017

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Life as a Work of Art

An Exploration in Creativity

August 11, 2017 – August 13, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Lisa Loeb, David Newman (Durga Das)
Plus accommodations
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Although creative beings are known to manifest beautiful art, the ultimate work of art is the life we live. Regardless of whether you consider yourself to be a creative person, this workshop reveals the simple truth that nurturing our creative gifts can help us construct a meaningful and satisfying life filled with opportunity and joy.

Guided by acclaimed singer songwriter Lisa Loeb and sacred musician and author David Newman, we learn concrete ways to uncover and engage our deepest creative instincts. Through music, meditations, discussions, storytelling, chanting, and other reflective practices, we explore our connection with the muse and how creativity seeks to express itself in our life. This creative expression could take the form of a song, poem, or painting. However, the intention of this workshop is to expand the notion of what it means to be creative and how to see our lives as a work of art.

We return home with new tools to access the innate wisdom in our hearts, as well as practices to help us live life to its fullest and richest potential—like a beautiful work of art.

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Faculty recommends that you read the following book in preparation for the course:

  • The Timebound Traveler by David Newman
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.


Lisa Loeb, a best-selling recording artist, has dedicated her life to music, art, and inspiring and empowering others. A touring artist, author, and philanthropist, Loeb was the first musician to have a #1 single while not signed to a recording contract.

David Newman (Durga Das) is a renowned sacred mantra artist, singer-songwriter, author, and inspirational teacher. He travels extensively, sharing his music and teachings on the path of love as a vehicle for spiritual awakening.