Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics – New York

I am so non-meditatively psyched to get back to actual live interactions with other humans. It has been a long year for everyone. Let’s hope we all remember how to communicate!

Omega has just released their new Covid safety protocols, the highlight of which is required vaccinations for all staff, faculty and attendants. So there’s that. Also please know: this retreat is still subject to cancellation. It all depends on what else is happening with Covid and travel-safety and all the rest. As a Canadian, I may not even be able to cross the border!  We’ll make a final call about this in early June. For now, registration is open.

Here’s what to expect:

Think of this weekend retreat as a relaxed and practical distillation of what meditators have been learning for 3,000 years. There will be meditation, and a bit of movement, and – gasp!– actual interpersonal connection. Also (bad) jokes.

Our plan is to explore a few of the core existential principles trained across all meditation techniques, delving into the dynamics behind mindfulness, loving-kindness, and choiceless awareness meditation. We tweak as we go, making small adjustments – dialing up the clarity, say, or backing off from too much effort, maybe mixing in a bit more care and self-compassion. As we understand more about how the practice of meditation can work for our own peculiar nervous systems, we begin to be our own teacher. And then we pass it on, so the practice can find its unique expression in someone else.

This is how sanity becomes a social movement.

This retreat is appropriate for all experience levels, including absolute beginners.

Registration now open: 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.

Registration now open: Click HERE

Testimonials

“Jeff is a fantastic teacher: funny, empathetic, open-hearted, wise, and smart as a whip. The workshop was a game-changer for my meditation practice.”

“Jeff Warren is a wonderful teacher for those of us just beginning to get deeper into a meditation practice. I have no doubt he can support more experienced/seasoned mediators as well. I found him down to earth, easily able to relate to and a teacher I would be interested in taking a longer meditation retreat with. A really positive and welcoming experience for me.”

“It was a fantastic program that was able to reach people of many different levels of meditation experience. Jeff Warren uses humor and his own experiences to de-mystify meditation in a way that makes it accessible to anyone!”

“Jeff Warren did a fantastic job! He is an excellent speaker and teacher and I’d be thrilled to attend any program he offers in the future.”

About Jeff

Jeff Warren is a meditation instructor and journalist, known for his accessible and pragmatic style of teaching. He is the co-author of The New York Times bestselling Meditation for Fidgety Skepticsand founder of The Consciousness Explorers Club, a nonprofit meditation educational group based in Toronto. Jeff has successfully taught meditation to police officers, young offenders, social workers, and Google executives, among many others. His meditations are featured on the popular 10% Happier app and Calm apps

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Being human takes practice.

Get short reflections on meditation, mind, and the baffle-wonder-challenge of somehow existing. Includes three videos on how to kick-start your meditation practice, and several badly-timed jokes.