“If it is true that none of us wants to be alone, then it is true that all of us want to be together.” –Alex Ball When I first read these words (shared here with the permission of the above student in a college composition class I teach), an almost […]

None of Us Want to Be Alone


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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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Note: OMA is using crowd-sourcing to fund “Art in the Garden,” and we are half-way to our goal. Help us a fund a full summer of social-emotional learning in a garden setting for Pittsburgh youth. Here’s the link: https://www.ioby.org/project/art-garden   What scares you about insects? I asked a ten-year-old child at […]

Art in the Garden


Join Rebecca Norris from Creative Healing Trends in  Pittsburgh, PA for 2 1/2 days of Theta Healing.  You will experience profound healings while having the opportunity to become a certified ThetaHealing Practitioner.  You will be taught how to connect to the “Creator of All That Is” and access a theta wave […]

Theta Healing Class


The day after our Thursday night lecture with Marla Mervis-Hartmann, I found myself choosing in terms of higher order “pleasure”—the kind of deep pleasure, as Marla described, that has almost nothing to do with short-term desires or what a distorted mind might perceive as a “need.” Higher Order Pleasure leads […]

Higher Order Pleasure



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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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      paradise (n) = from the Greek paradeisos “park, paradise, Garden of Eden” = from an Iranian source meaning “enclosure, park” = compound of pairi- “around” + “diz “ to make, form (a wall)”     There She Is –by Linda Gregg When I go into the garden, […]

Paradise