A highlight for this summer was my weekend at the Omega Institute in Rhinecliff, New York. This is a center for holistic wellness and personal growth. Their tag line is: Awakening the best in the human spirit. I selected a weekend with Pema Chodran, Buddhist nun, who taught us more about the value of meditation and "taming the mind." I will be blogging more about my experience with Pema as I share my insights and observations.
But getting to Omega was not easy. I was reminded of the movie "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" because I flew direct to NYC. Then had to take a shuttle bus to a place to change to a van which then took me to the train station. Upon arriving in Rhinecliff, there was a shuttle van to take me and others to Omega. It was a full day of travel, but worth it.
Omega is an old summer camp that has been converted into this holistic center where the food is mostly grown on the grounds and the menu is the best vegetarian food I have ever eaten. In fact, I wrote down several recipes for later. It is an organized system that incorporates yoga if desired and the camp is surrounded by walking trails for hiking.
In every way they live their mission: Through innovative educational experiences that awaken the best in the human spirit, Omega provides hope and healing for individuals and society.
And their values were clearly apparent:
- Teamwork and
It was a wonderful weekend. I am still processing the experience after which I will be sharing more. Stay tuned.