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Winter solstice brings the shortest day and longest night of the year when the sun is at its lowest arc in the sky. The word solstice is derived from the Latin word solstitium, sol meaning sun and stitium meaning stoppage. An ancient definition of solstice is “standing still sun.” Because […]

Winter Solstice 2017



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OMA CENTER FOR MIND, BODY & SPIRIT HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION! We will now be holding our events at The Twentieth Century Club,  conveniently located in the heart of Oakland at 4201 Bigelow Boulevard. Easily accessible from all directions and major roads by car or bus, free on-street parking […]

We’ve Moved!


Amazon’s Prime Day is here! Deals start at 9:00 pm ET tonight, July 10 and runs through July 11. Prime Day is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Oma Center For Mind Body And Spirit Inc. When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates […]

Amazon Prime Day


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The earth has been there for a long time. She is mother to all of us. She knows everything. The Buddha asked the earth to be his witness by touching her with his hand when he had some doubt and fear before his awakening. The earth appeared to him as […]

Mother Earth



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Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes and the grass grows by itself. -Tao de Ching   You may ask where do the flowers come from in Spring but even the God of Spring does not know. -Zen saying   In Zen, we don’t find the answers. We lose the questions. […]

Spring


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At the heart of quantum physics lies a shadowy essence, the wave function, invoking all possible realities for us to pick and choose. The term “quantum” appears frequently in writings and discussions on spirituality and alternative health modalities like energy healing. Because quantum physics defies our intuition, much can be made […]

The Ghost Behind Reality