Elizabeth Lesser

Co-Founder, Omega Institute; Author, Marrow: A Love Story

Elizabeth Lesser is an author and co-founder of the Omega Institute, a conference and retreat center in Rhinebeck, NY. Since 1977, Omega has been at the forefront of holistic education, offering workshops and trainings in integrative medicine, prevention, nutrition, and the mind/body connection; meditation and yoga; cross-cultural arts and creativity; ecumenical spirituality; and social change movements like women’s empowerment and environmental sustainability. Lesser is the author of three books: The Seeker’s Guide, the New York Times best-seller Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, and Marrow: A Love Story, a memoir about being the donor for her sister’s bone marrow transplant.

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The Second City and Caring Across Generations have joined forces to develop a unique training program that strengthens... See more
A bone marrow transplant was Maggie Lake’s only hope of surviving lymphoma, and her sister, Elizabeth Lesser, was the... See more