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Expand your understanding of your life and the world around you with deep, intimate conversations featuring thought leaders whose work guides millions to their purpose. Recorded live from Omega Institute’s Rhinebeck, NY campus, Dropping In is hosted by Emmy award-winning producer and Omega digital media director, Cali Alpert, with editing and sound design from Grannell Knox, Jay Galione and Scott Mueller. Omega Institute is a vibrant center for lifelong learning, spiritual exploration, and community building. With a variety of workshops, retreats, and online learning opportunities, Omega empowers you to cultivate resilience, ignite creativity, and make positive change.

Dropping In with Omega Institute Mind Body Spirit.fm

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 116 Ratings

Expand your understanding of your life and the world around you with deep, intimate conversations featuring thought leaders whose work guides millions to their purpose. Recorded live from Omega Institute’s Rhinebeck, NY campus, Dropping In is hosted by Emmy award-winning producer and Omega digital media director, Cali Alpert, with editing and sound design from Grannell Knox, Jay Galione and Scott Mueller. Omega Institute is a vibrant center for lifelong learning, spiritual exploration, and community building. With a variety of workshops, retreats, and online learning opportunities, Omega empowers you to cultivate resilience, ignite creativity, and make positive change.

    Jennifer Cohen Harper - Navigating the Rising Tide of Anxiety in Kids

    Jennifer Cohen Harper - Navigating the Rising Tide of Anxiety in Kids

    Anxiety has been rising steadily for more than a decade in all populations, says mindfulness teacher Jennifer Cohen Harper. We see more and more kids struggling with it, she says, due in part to pandemic school closures/reopening, as well as the economic uncertainties so many have faced.
    Listen to Jenn's anecdotes about her own experience as a parent, how it's wise to make friends with anxiety instead of pushing it away, and how caregivers with anxiety can actually be the greatest support to kids.
    This episode is part of Season 4 of Omega’s award-winning podcast, Dropping In. Join us for intimate conversations with some of Omega's trailblazing spiritual teachers, thought leaders, and social visionaries, to explore the many ways to awaken the best in the human spirit.
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    • 37 min
    Devi Brown - Finding Peace in Times of Discomfort

    Devi Brown - Finding Peace in Times of Discomfort

    Everyone has the right to heal, says Devi Brown, whose role as a well-being educator recently expanded to include leading diversity and inclusion at Chopra Global. In conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, Devi discusses how we experience trauma individually and culturally, her commitment to finding patches of joy within the challenges, and why the journey of self-study and self-discovery is so critical.
    Devi identifies ways to better serve the collective, through free and accessible well-being programs to support individuals, our community, and our planet. Ultimately, she says, all of us are here to remember who we really are, and to make peace with the discomfort of current times.
    This episode is part of Season 4 of Omega’s award-winning podcast, Dropping In. Join us for intimate conversations with some of Omega's trailblazing spiritual teachers, thought leaders, and social visionaries, to explore the many ways to awaken the best in the human spirit.
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    • 42 min
    Padriag O'Tuama - When a Poem Looks Back at You, What Does it See?

    Padriag O'Tuama - When a Poem Looks Back at You, What Does it See?

    In conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, Pádraig Ó Tuama explores the shared sources of prayers and poetry, the multiple interpretations of language and how it changes over time, and how he likes to explore scáth —which means both shadow and shelter in Irish.
    Pádraig opens up about his upbringing and its challenges, and how children are yearning to look at things of serious meaning, such as life and death. He says when he felt alone as a child, poetry created a space for him to have conversations with himself on the page. 
    Ultimately, where great art and writing comes from, he says, is a mystery. Don't miss Pádraig's reading of his poem, "Let the Waters Swarm with a Swarm of Human Beings."
    This episode is part of Season 4 of Omega’s award-winning podcast, Dropping In. Join us for intimate conversations with some of Omega's trailblazing spiritual teachers, thought leaders, and social visionaries, to explore the many ways to awaken the best in the human spirit.
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    • 45 min
    Lisa Williams - Turning to Mediums in Trying Times

    Lisa Williams - Turning to Mediums in Trying Times

    More Americans are turning to psychics than therapists these days, says renowned British psychic Lisa Williams. Because of that, she’s looking to raise the ethical and professional standards in an industry that is providing so much hope. Among the 101 messages Lisa delivered during the pandemic: We are in a time of change and now is the time to stand up for what you want.

    Listen to Lisa’s stories about how she is using her intuitive abilities in new ways to give families final messages when loved ones are transitioning to death. And hear about her path of pursuing a master’s degree in psychology and neuroscience to study how intuition works through the limbic system. 

    Lisa's parting message in this conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, is that as acceptance of mediumship grows, there is much more work to be done by mediums in the world.

    This episode is part of Season 4 of Omega’s award-winning podcast, Dropping In. Join us for intimate conversations with some of Omega's trailblazing spiritual teachers, thought leaders, and social visionaries, to explore the many ways to awaken the best in the human spirit.
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    • 41 min
    Dan Millman - Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit

    Dan Millman - Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit

    When Dan Millman was teaching a martial arts course at Oberlin College, he coined the phrase that now graces the cover of his spiritual classic, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. In teaching the class and writing the book, Dan drew on leaders like Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr., well-known people who had a peaceful heart but, at times, needed to show a warrior spirit.
    Since then, he has come to see everyone as peaceful warriors in training, because we’re all seeking that sense of equanimity amidst the chaos.
    Dan talks with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert about the wisdom of his mentors, why he knew he needed to become a teacher, and some of the key lessons he's taught.
    This episode is part of Season 4 of Omega’s award-winning podcast, Dropping In. Join us for intimate conversations with some of Omega's trailblazing spiritual teachers, thought leaders, and social visionaries, to explore the many ways to awaken the best in the human spirit.
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    • 43 min
    Tracee Stanley - Reclaiming Rest

    Tracee Stanley - Reclaiming Rest

    In conversation with Tracee Stanley, Dropping In host Cali Alpert asks, “Why has it become a badge of honor in our society to be tired?”
    Tracee says we can trace that belief back to the Industrial Age, when the dominant culture began to say, "If you’re not productive, you’re not valuable as a human being."
    Instead of carrying the trope of doing more, acquiring more, and being available 24 hours a day, Tracee is looking to celebrate the rituals of rest, sacred dreaming, and self-care. When we rest, we connect with our inner wisdom, she says, and we begin to listen to the whispers of our soul.
    This episode is part of Season 4 of Omega's award-winning podcast, Dropping In. Join us for intimate conversations with some of Omega's trailblazing spiritual teachers, thought leaders, and social visionaries, to explore the many ways to awaken the best in the human spirit.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

sasco1900 ,

Great Intro to Big Thoughts

This is a very approachable, listener-friendly and informative program that shares wisdom from great teachers without talking down to the listener. I found it very engaging and edifying.

Meese Keeten ,

Joan Borysenko 10/6/19

this episode was informative and interesting, and i love omega institute, but please note: boomers are not struggling financially because of poor planning. they’re struggling because of the widening income inequality gap that’s been growing since the 80s.

CiliaKohnGJEP ,

Entertaining and inspirational

Karen Michel is a great interviewer and the podcast seamlessly blends interview with workshop content. This is a wonderfully entertaining opportunity to get to know the Omega Institute, its workshops and phenomenal speakers.

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