Meditation Party – New York

Mindfulness, Conversation, and Reckless Conviviality with Meditation Superfriends Dan, Seb and Jeff

Join us for a three-day, do-nothing party with meditation nerds Sebene Selassie, Jeff Warren, and Dan Harris. We’ll do lots of meditating, but this is definitely not a silent retreat. We’ll also be connecting with each other, moving our bodies, (maybe napping), and discovering the power of applying our practice to everything in life.

So many of us meditate solo these days. This is a chance to get all of the HOV lane benefits of meditating in a group. Come if you’re a beginner or a seasoned practitioner looking to up your game. Seb, Jeff, and Dan teach meditation from very different perspectives, and our goal is to help you explore a variety of techniques, both for on-the-cushion practice and free-range living.

This retreat is appropriate for all experience levels. For information on Omega’s Covid safety protocols, see here.

Registration: click HERE

Sebene Selassie is a writer, teacher, and immigrant-weirdo. She began studying meditation as a teen in the eighties, way before it was mainstream or considered at all cool. Always ahead of the kooky curve, she is also a longtime student of esoterica including astrology and tarot. She spent over twenty years working with children, youth and families in small and large not for profits nationally and internationally. She’s been leading meditation classes, workshops and retreats since 2010 and especially enjoys teaching in nature. Her book, You Belong: A Call for Connection, is a love letter to weirdos everywhere.

Jeff Warren is a writer and a meditation teacher. He is the co-author, along with Dan Harris and Carlye Adler, of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, and author of The Head Trip, a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and waking consciousness. Jeff’s specialties as a meditation guide – i.e., those things he has the most personal experience with – are obsessive over-thinking, dysregulated mood swings, emphatic-overwhelm, and ADHD-style attention-hijacking. For all these reasons, his favourite meditative principle is equanimity. He can talk forever about equanimity and frequently does, thus strategically introducing the challenge of sleepiness in all who accidentally listen to him.

Dan Harris is an authorized lama in an ancient and noble contemplative lineage of over-thinkers, over-schedulers, and compulsive fidgeters. He used to be a globetrotting, makeup-wearing, teleprompter-reading anchorman. But then he started meditating and wrote a book called 10% Happier, which turned into a podcast and a meditation app by the same name. Now, after spending way too much time with Seb and Jeff, he has completely lost his edge, quit his TV gig, and is writing a book about love.

Registration – click HERE

Other Omega perks:

  • Daily Open classes in Yoga, Meditation, Dance/Movement
  • Access to the campus – Long Pond Lake (canoes and kayaks available), hiking trails, tennis courts
  • Access to the Wellness Center (fee based services including massage and wellness treatments) and access to a free hot sauna room
  • Access to the Omega Café, Bookstore, and Library

When you sign up for your housing option, your fee also includes all meals in the Omega Dining Hall, which serves a mostly vegetarian mostly farm to table menu.

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