Upcoming Events

Introduction to Zen Buddhism

Zen Buddhism and meditation

Korean Buddha Statue

Saturday, September 25, 2018
12:15-1:30pm
Chill Chicago, 222 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL
Call (312) 222-1442 to register or Register Online.

Long before we knew the science behind it, Eastern philosophies understood both the tangible and intangible benefits of meditation and made it a cornerstone of daily life. Discover the basics of Zen Buddhist thought and practice. The program includes practice time, fundamentals of the Buddhist worldview, help with postures, and chanting. Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing suitable for sitting and light stretching.

You will learn:

  1. Basics of the Buddhist worldview, including the 3 marks of existence, the 3 jewels, and the Noble Eightfold Path.
  2. Overview of the four aspects of a comprehensive practice: study, meditation, service, and devotional practice.
  3. An introduction to zen practice, including posture, breath, and chanting.
  4. An overview of the Zen Buddhist path to awakening.

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Awakening through Qigong and Meditation

Monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, October 18, November 16, December 20, 2018
7:30 – 8:30pm

Deepen your spiritual awareness through Qi Gong and Meditation

Chill Chicago, 222 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL
Call (312) 222-1442 to register or Register Online.

Do your meditations lack energy and focus? Are you looking for something to turbo-charge your meditation practice? Come and learn the secrets of Qi Gong, a powerful way to energize your body-mind. Qi Gong, developed in China thousands of years ago, is a powerful body of meditative movements  which enhance the body’s “chi” energy and open blocks to the healthy flow of chi through the body. When QiGong is paired with mindfulness meditation, it creates a rich experience of mindful awareness of the body and its subtle energies. The result is heightened awareness at all levels – physical and energetic, and a deeper, more energized meditation experience.  Sign up today. You won’t want to miss it!

You will learn:

  1. Conceptual understanding of chi energy, its role in health and the 3 bodies (gross/physical, subtle, and causal)
  2. Specific, traditional Qi Gong exercises for awakening, balancing the body-mind, restoring a sense of wellness and aliveness.
  3. Tips for developing awareness of chi energies at the subtle and causal levels.
  4. Understanding of the benefits of Qi Gong and meditation and the ways in which the two practices support each other.
  5. Mindfulness meditation practices, including tan tien breathing, seated meditation, and possibly a tasting meditation.
  6. Conceptual understanding of mindfulness meditation as a path to spiritual awakening.
  7. How to integrate QiGong exercises into their personal practices, including yoga, meditation, and other practices that promote wellness and/or spiritual awakening.

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