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R is for Retreats – Rest and Revujenation for your Natural Health

Retreats are good for Natural Health

Too many of us are living in a world full of noise and chaos.  We’ve discussed the benefits of taking a time out for peace and quiet (see previous post – Q is for Quiet Contemplation), and while I wholeheartedly recommend meditating each day for a while to quiet the mind and gain clarity, sometimes 20 minutes is just not enough.

Sometimes a person needs to get away.  Get away from the hustle and bustle.  Get away from the kids and the job and the pressures and responsibilities.  Get away from the outside noise and stop and listen to the inner silence.  Many authors have extolled the virtues of quiet contemplation in a spiritual retreat setting, a pause in the everyday life to seek a more meaningful rest and respite. “By practicing silence, you nurture your listening skills. You find your true self. You hear the quiet voice of God.”

Retreats can be found all over the world.  There are retreat centers where you can learn with great teachers, like the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY or Esalen in Big Sur, California.  There are spas where you can go to nurture and pamper your body as well as your mind.  You can go to monasteries or on pilgrimages to find your divine spirit (check out Find the Divine, a resource for spiritual retreats – http://www.findthedivine.com/spiritualretreats.html).

Or if you simply can’t get away, you can go within for 20 minutes, and find rest and rejuvenation as you shut out the noise and Retreat from the world.  It’s the most important way you can improve your natural health!

 

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O is for Omega Institute – A Zone for Owning your Mind, Body & Soul

Omega Institute for your own natural health and knowledge

If ever there were a place where dreams come true in a most magical setting, the Omega Institute in Rheinbeck, NY has to be it.  Since 1977, the Omega Institute has opened our minds and exposed us to worlds and ideas that were once too hard to find in our everyday lives.  The name “Omega” came from the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a renowned 20th-century philosopher, who used the term “Omega Point” to describe the peak of unity and integration toward which all life is evolving.

Over the years, Omega has grown to nearly 200 acres and more than 100 buildings, including the Sanctuary, the Ram Dass Library, and the Omega Center for Sustainable Living.  Workshops cover every aspect of the human condition, be it physical, mental, spiritual, artistic, culinary, musical – you name it, Omega is teaching it or has taught it and is responsible for making us aware of it!  As we have said so many times before, the key to anti-aging and looking young and feeling active and vital is to keep your mind alive and your soul on fire to see and hear and learn new things.  Omega Institute offers youth, knowledge and engagement.  Here are some recent offerings at the Omega Institute:

The Sacred Core of Existence
Adyashanti
September 7, 2012 – September 14, 2012
Rhinebeck Campus: Rhinebeck NY (US)
Spirituality > Spiritual Inquiry > Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindfulness Tools for Living the Full Catastrophe
Florence Meleo-Meyer, Melissa Blacker
July 1, 2012 – July 6, 2012
Rhinebeck Campus: Rhinebeck NY (US)
Mindfulness > Professional Training > Body, Mind & Spirit

Getting the Love You Want
Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt
June 22, 2012 – June 24, 2012
Rhinebeck Campus: Rhinebeck NY (US)
Relationships > Psychology & Soul Work > Relationships & Family

Getting the Love You Want
Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt
September 28, 2012 – September 30, 2012
Rhinebeck Campus: Rhinebeck NY (US)
Relationships > Psychology & Soul Work > Relationships & Family

Divine Love
Panache Desai, James Van Praagh
May 18, 2012 – May 20, 2012
Rhinebeck Campus: Rhinebeck NY (US)
Spirituality > Intuitive Development > Body, Mind & Spirit

 

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