Dropping In

By Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

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Join longtime public radio journalist, Karen Michel, as she sits down with the great thinkers, creative talent, and social visionaries who teach at Omega Institute. Now you can 'drop in' on classes and intimate conversations with artists, climate change provocateurs, spiritual teachers, health experts, and more. Together we explore the many ways to awaken the best in the human spirit.

Episode Date
Winona LaDuke - Water is Life
Native American economist, ecologist, and activist Winona La Duke shares traditional teachings from her Anishinaabeg culture about the sacredness of water and the spirits who watch over them. With this wisdom, she encourages us to take responsibility and care for the precious resources of the planet.
Dec 02, 2019
Richard La Marita and Ayurvedic Cooking: You Really Are What You Eat
Ayurvedic chef Richard La Marita leads workshop participants in the preparation of three meals while he shares the theory of the ancient Indian path to good health through food. As La Marita explains, diet is really just one aspect of the Ayurveda lifestyle.
Nov 18, 2019
Anne Haven McDonnell - Everyone Wants To See A Bear
Poet Anne Haven McDonnell says that encountering the natural world is encountering the mystery. In part two of our exploration of Orion Magazine's environmental writer's workshop, a bear peers in the window of the classroom at Omega. That close encounter with wilderness inspires McDonnell to read her own bear poem as well as others exploring the kinship between humans and animals.
Nov 04, 2019
Major Jackson - The Fate of the Land is the Fate of Man
Writing poetry about the environment can be a lot of things. In the first of 2 parts, we drop in on Orion Magazine's environmental writer's workshop and learn from distinguished poet Major Jackson. Jackson intertwines the rural, the urban, and the cultural into his work.
Oct 21, 2019
Joan Borysenko - Take Risks, Eat Chocolate, Live Long
Do we all age like a fine wine, or do some of us turn to vinager?  Harvard educated cell biologist and licensed psychologist Joan Borysenko explores the physical, emotional and spiritual factors to age with sass and class. Laughter, a sense of purpose, and eating chocolate slowly are some of the tools Borysenko recommends in the face of the very real challenges faced by an aging baby boomer generation.
Oct 07, 2019
Tim Olmsted - Small Town Buddhist Preacher
Although Tim Olmsted looks like a preppy dad in a Ralph Lauren ad, he's actually a leading Buddhist teacher and President of the Pema Chödrön Foundation. For the premiere of Omega Institute's new podcast, Dropping In, Olmsted explores Siddhartha, our monkey mind, the four immeasurables of buddhist thought, and how meditation can change our world. This episode features audio recorded in Olmsted's workshop at Omega woven together with an intimate interview by host Karen Michel.
Sep 23, 2019
Introducing Dropping In
Omega Institute's new podcast drops September 23rd. Check out our trailer and subscribe now.
Jul 12, 2019