Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth LesserElizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth Lesser is the co-founder of Omega Institute, this country's largest adult education center focusing on health, wellness, spirituality, social change, and creativity. She is the author of The Seeker’s Guide: Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure and Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow. For more than 30 years she has studied and worked with leading figures in the field of healing—healing self and healing society. Her recent work includes helping Oprah Winfrey to produce the 10-week “webinar” for Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth; acting as a senior advisor for Omega Institute at the board and staff level; and creating Omega’s successful Women and Power conferences, which offer a dialogue between women in leadership positions in a variety of areas—government, religion, media, the arts, and more. Ms. Lesser attended Barnard College and San Francisco State University. Previous to her work at Omega, she was a midwife and birth educator. The mother of three grown sons, she lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband.



Elizabeth Lesser talks about her work with Omega Institute, her books, and her recent webinar with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle.

Women speak out about the 2008 Election

The Birth of a New Human Story: Keynote Speech from the Women and Courage Conference



June 5-7, 2009
Celebrate Your Life conference, Chicago, IL
Join Elizabeth Lesser along with Dr. Christianne Northrup, Neale Donald Walsch, James Van Praagh, Caroline Myss and many more authors. For further information , visit

July 21, 2009
Rediscovering Self: Summer Seminars for Seniors - I'm Newly Single, Now What?: Coping with Midlife Transformation, Town Hall, New York City

Join Elizabeth Lesser along with Eleanor Foa Dienstag, Journalist; Rabbi Sherre Z. Hirsch, to explore transitions in midlife with grace and empathy.

July 31-August 2, 2009
The Seeker’s Guide workshop, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York
Join Elizabeth on the Omega campus for a weekend workshop. For more information: visit or call (800) 944-1001

September 11-13, 2009
Women and Power conference, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York
Join Elizabeth and many other women leaders including Gloria Steinem and Isabel Allende for Omega’s annual women’s conference. For more information: visit or call (800) 944-1001