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Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women's Leadership Center, is author of The Seeker's Guide and Broken Open.

Her new memoir is Marrow, a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant—one the donor and one the recipient—begin a quest for acceptance, authenticity, and most of all, love.

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The Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition has been given the opportunity argue their case that proposed high voltage power line expansion in the region is unnecessary, Among their concerns: the view.

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May 1, 2015

  Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is a premiere educational retreat center, tourism destination, and leading nonprofit organization in New York’s Hudson Valley region.

Omega CEO Talks Economic Impact, Area Projects

Jan 17, 2015
Courtesy of Omega Institute of Holistic Studies

A study finds that Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Dutchess County has a large economic impact on the Mid-Hudson region. Omega, based in Rhinebeck, retained an outside firm to provide an economic and fiscal impact assessment of the nonprofit organization’s operations on the Mid-Hudson Valley.  WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Omega CEO Robert “Skip” Backus about the study as well as a proposed water bottling project in the area.

Omega's Women And Power Conference Includes Men

Sep 19, 2014
Courtesy of Omega Women’s Leadership Center

An annual conference that kicks off tonight is inviting men to join the stage and audience for the first time. It's the Women & Power Conference, from the Omega Women’s Leadership Center at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Carla Goldstein , co-founder of the Center, and Michael Kimmel, a leading researcher on men and masculinity.

Former President Clinton Addresses Omega Institute

Oct 7, 2013
Photo by University photographer Mark Schmidt

RHINEBECK – Former President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker at the Omega Institute’s conference this weekend that addressed sustainable living in a global society.

The former president told the Rhinebeck conference that no matter whether a country is economically and financial advanced or depressed, they can all learn from one another.

Scenic Hudson Receives Omega Award

Sep 25, 2013
Robert Rodriguez, Jr. courtesy of Scenic Hudson

An environmental group focused on the Hudson Valley is the recipient of a sustainable education award.

    The Omega Institute connects both humans and the environment as one. Their conferences teach people how to make the place they live better.

Their upcoming conference, Where We Go From Here, will take place in Rhinebeck, New York from October 4-6.

This conference will include speakers, strategies and discussion panels recognizing the fact that everything is connected—that we exist together in one big web of life. Speakers will include President Bill Clinton along with other leading economists, environmentalists, philanthropists, designers, and architects who all give insight to the leading ways of the future towards a better environment for all.

CEO of Omega, Skip Backus, joins us to provide more insight into the program.