Our Vision 

“Wellness” has become a popular word these days, especially when someone is trying to sell you something, from yoga pants to a workout program to an exotic retreat. A week on the beach will make you feel better, right? I mean, sure, but who has the time and money for that? 

One irony of the conversations about wellness is that those conversations just stress you out more! You take time out of your workday to go to a wellness seminar, just to be told to spend your time and money on more programs or therapy! 

Wellness programs and therapy are helpful, but the Olam Institute fosters a different approach

Don’t do more. Do different. 

The Life Devoted program taps into the wisdom of your body and mind to increase your well-being. It draws on the resources of tradition and heritage to not only metabolize the stress and trauma of everyday life, but it guides you in your quest for greater meaning, purpose, and achievement. 

Don’t convert to religion. Convert religion to you. 

And the best part is that you can have all of this, have greater health and peace, meaning and purpose, by making minor adjustments in your life. If it sounds too good to be true, that’s just because you’ve already paid for it. These resources are already part of you. Our human inheritance includes sensitivity to relationship and ritual, to stories and sacredness. Yes, this sounds like religion on purpose, but hold on. Whether or not you consider yourself religious or even spiritual, as a human being you are designed such that the elements of religion can help you thrive if you just tap into them. Life Devoted is a program that empowers you do do exactly that.