Welcome to Dropping In, Omega's award-winning podcast. In Season 2, we're dropping in to our treasure trove of audio archives to offer you teachings and practices from some of Omega's most memorable workshops and conferences.
Pema Chödrön - Swimming in the Middle of the River
In this episode from Omega's 2011 Living beautifully With Uncertainty and Change Retreat, Pema Chodron shares a 12-minute teaching on patience, coping with daily annoyances, and swimming in the middle of the river.
Ani Trime - Release Negative Thinking
In this episode from Omega's 2005 Overcoming Obstacles Conference, the late Buddhist nun, Ani Trime, offers a 22-minute talk on coping with a complaining mind, followed by a 9-minute meditation practice to help release negative thoughts.
Sharon Landrith - A Meditative Transmission
This offering from spiritual counselor, Sharon Landrith, is a 43-minute seamless, guided meditation where even the explanation at the beginning is part of the visceral experience. The excerpt is from Omega's 2018 'Love Arising From Stillness' Retreat.
Mallika Dutt, Tony Porter, Elizabeth Lesser - Exploring Gender Socialization and Empowerment
In this potent 35-minute conversation, originally recorded at Omega's 2014 Women & Power Conference, Mallika Dutt, Tony Porter and Elizabeth Lesser share stories and perspectives on gender socialization in modern times. Mallika ends the episode by guiding you through a short visualization to promote interdependence.
Rhonda Magee - Honoring Your Cultural Heritage
In this episode from Omega's 2017 Being Fearless Conference, Professor Rhonda Magee shares a poignant 24 minutes of teachings honoring her African American heritage, finding collective worth in one's culture, and creating mindfulness around social justice. Later, she offers a 6-minute standing practice to help you honor your personal history.
Roshi Joan Halifax - Strong Back, Soft Front
Today, Roshi Joan Halifax offers a stirring 26-minute lecture on being a 'war baby', early lessons in unconditional love, and what it really means to be of service, all from Omega's 2013 Women and Power Retreat. Later, she leads a 14-minute body mindfulness practice (starting at 27:38), and shares her core teaching: cultivating a strong back, soft front.
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.
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.
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.