We are delighted to announce the next Holistic Centers Gathering will be hosted by Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in their beautiful 250-acre campus in Rhinebeck, New York, 6 – 11 May 2018.
Connect with your peers
This is a unique opportunity to connect with your peers from other centers and share wisdom and experience in an open and creative way.
We invite you to join us for this valuable experience of learning and support, the practical exchange of ideas, insights and information, and bonding through shared values and intentions.
To preserve the quality and depth of our dialogue this is more of an intimate gathering than large scale conference. We offer places for a maximum of two people from each organization and have a bursary fund to encourage diversity.
Founded in 1977 by Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, and Elizabeth Lesser, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies was inspired by scholar and Eastern meditation teacher, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan.
Together, they envisioned a dynamic “university of life” designed to foster personal growth and social change.
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.
For forty years Omega’s mission has been: Through innovative educational experiences that awaken the best in the human spirit, Omega provides hope and healing for individuals and society.
Accommodation Package for the Gathering includes:
- Five nights lodging
- Three delicious, healthy meals daily
- Daily open classes in yoga, tai chi, meditation
- Boating at Long Pond Lake
- Extensive nature trails on our 200-plus acre campus
- Full use of the Ram Dass Library
- Access to the Sanctuary
- Use of the Sauna
Please note a Program Fee is in addition to the accommodation prices below:
Single or Couple: US$1220 per person
Private Room With Private Bath. 1 queen bed.
Double: US$915 per person
Shared Room With Private Bath. 2 double beds.
Dorm Single: US$598 per person
1 twin bed. Shared Hall Bath with 5 to 12 guests.
Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.
Program Fee: US$225 per person includes
Please note this will be charged separately at the time of booking
- Program fee to Holistic Centers Network
- Opening reception on Sunday evening
- Two coach outings in the local Rhinebeck area
- Two packed lunches
- The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Tour
Visit to the New York Open Center and United Nations Headquarters
Please note these are approx additional expenses to pay individually on the day
- Return train ticket to NYC – $60
- Lunch in NYC – $25
- Dinner in NYC – $40-50
- Cost into UN – $20
- Subway – $5
Omega Wellness Center
Enhance your stay with a visit to the Omega Wellness Center. Pamper yourself, relax and renew, or dive deeper into your healing journey. From acupuncture to life coaching, and shamanic healing to massage, we have more than 45 services to choose from.
Omega reservations staff will help you find the perfect treatment, while making sure you don’t miss a moment of your program, meals, or other events. Nourish yourself body and soul!
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Pre and post gathering options will be announced.
To register your interest and help us plan the schedule please complete the form below. This will then be shared with Omega Institute who will be in touch with you directly to confirm your place.
We hope your center can be represented at our 2018 Gathering and look forward to meeting you.
Christine Lines and Carol Donahoe
Executive Director, Holistic Centers Network and Program Director, Omega Institute
For more details please contact Christine Lines via firstname.lastname@example.org