Learn to Meditate Classes

In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Your teacher will give you detailed instruction and guided meditation so that you have the tools for a daily practice.

We will practice together and have time for discussion and questions. Ideal for beginners or students wanting to refresh their meditation technique.

Fee is $25 or whatever you can pay.

 

Introductory

Meditation at the Art Museum - BSMC at BMA

with Marion Buckley & Janet Bronstein

July 26th—August 30th

Learn to meditate and naturally grow your confidence, awareness, and compassion, while also learning about a different object from the Asian collection each week! Registration is required; space is limited. Continue »

Daoist Qigong Sampler

with Shastri David Stone

August 22nd

Shastri David Stone will offer a sampling of the basic qigong forms taught in the Primordial Limitless Gate (Xiantianwujimen) School of Daoism. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I -The Art of Being Human

with Shastri David Stone

August 23rd—August 24th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Brown Bag lunch with Shastri David Stone

with Shastri David Stone

August 24th

Q & A on the Chicago Shambhala Center’s Youth Anti-Violence Initiative Continue »

The Role of the Spiritual Teacher in Buddhism and Shambhala

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

September 27th

A hallmark of the Buddhist path is its emphasis on personal responsibility for one’s own liberation. The Buddha encouraged his disciples to think for themselves rather than relying on his insights and teachings. Still, all branches of the Buddhist tradi Continue »