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Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

 
Location: Chicago

Contentment in Everyday Life
with Barbara Wolkowitz & Doreen Bartoni
April 3 - May 1, 2014
This class explores the benefits of mindfulness meditation in working with the ups and downs of everyday life. Starting with the foundation of basic goodness, we can approach both positive and negative emotions with gentleness and fearlessness.

 
Location: Chicago

Ikebana : Japanese Flower Arranging for Beginners and Non-Beginners
with Brooke Pohl
April 26 - 27, 2014
Kalapa Ikebana, founded by Chögyam Trungpa in 1982, joins the two practices of mindfulness and ikebana.

 
Location: Chicago

The Art of Being Human (Level 1)
with David Stone
May 3 - 4, 2014
The weekend includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors.

n this 2 day workshop, students are introduced to the idea of basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment.

 
Location: Chicago

How Can I Help?
with & Marita McLaughlin
May 8 - June 5, 2014
This course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation.

 
Location: Chicago

Joy in Everyday Life
May 14 - June 11, 2014
This class emphasizes awareness of the environment and expanding the heart. It introduces the contemplation of the Four Immeasurables for arousing and strengthening compassion for self and others

 
Location: Chicago

QiGong I and II
May 17 - 18, 2014
Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of QiGong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate and Yiquan schools, rarely transmitted in the west.

 
Location: Chicago

Way of Shambhala: Birth of the Warrior (Level 2)
June 6 - 8, 2014
This is the 2nd course in the Shambhala Training series. Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear.

 
Location: Chicago

The Art of Being Human (Level 1) in Matteson, IL
with David Stone
June 6 - 8, 2014
The weekend includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors.

In this 3 day workshop, students are introduced to the idea of basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment

 
Location: Chicago

Learn to Meditate
June 7, 2014
Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life.

 
Location: Chicago

Weekthün Retreat sponsored by Queer Dharma
with Alice Dan & Jon Feller
August 1 - 8, 2014
Enjoy two to seven days of a meditation retreat with light yoga or tai chi in rural Wisconsin that will help you relax, connect with yourself and others. All are welcome who are interested in diversity and inclusion.

 
Location: Chicago

Harvest of Peace
September 20, 2014
Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for local communities to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local cultures and heritage. The Sakyong addresses the internationa