True Self Esteem – A Course in 4 Sessions

Mondays & Wednesdays – December 6, 8, 13, 15 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm CST.

True Self Esteem is our natural state of being.  It comes from living “from the inside out” and using our inner qualities to navigate through life.  When we do this, we are not dependent on our successes and accomplishments or what other people think of us in order to feel validated. 

Low self esteem is an acquired consciousness that happens when we lose spiritual energy and respond negatively to life.  We each have the qualities needed to develop true self-esteem.  This course will help us find and remove blocks to our self esteem so that we can be fully happy again.

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10 Ways to Help the World

Oct 17 from 7 PM to 8:15 PM @ 737 W Belmont Ave.

As the season of sharing approaches, we will look at gifts we can give to the world.  These 10 simple practices cost nothing and have profound impacts on the self, other people and the planet.  They are changes in consciousness.  Join us in celebrating the great benefit that comes from fine-tuning our hearts and minds so that we better align with humanity and our earthly home.

Presenter Roslyn Seaton is a retired nurse who has been practicing Raja Yoga meditation for 34 years.  She currently serves as assistant cook at the Anubhuti Retreat Center outside San Francisco.  She also teaches meditation and conducts vegetarian cooking classes. 

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Sowing Seeds of Wellness

Oct 24 from 7 PM to 8:15 PM @ 737 W Belmont Ave.

The mind is like a garden, and thoughts are like seeds. Just as the beauty of a garden depends on the quality and type of seeds that we sow in it, the beauty of the mind depends on the quality and type of thoughts that we create in it. This session will provide an opportunity to learn the subtle yet amazing art of growing a beautifully manicured garden within your mind.

Presenter Kanishtha Agarwal is a former pediatrician from India.  In 2006, she made a switch from conventional medicine to the preventive aspect of health care.  She completed a Master in Public Health and PhD in Mind-Body Medicine.  A longtime meditator herself, she studied the benefits of meditation on chronic pain and the effects of meditation on cancer patients.  This work led to her current position as research associate at Augusta University in Augusta, GA.

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Intermediate Level Meditation

Oct 26 & Nov 2 from 10 AM to 1 PM @ 737 W Belmont.

For students who would like to deepen their meditation practice and investigate spiritual principles that govern our lives: karma, the cycle of human consciousness, the nature of oneness, and the importance of now.  Open to all who have taken Meditation for Beginners.

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Meditation for Beginners

8 sessions (Mondays and Wednesdays) from 6.30 PM – 8 PM @ 737 W Belmont Ave.
This 8-session course presents a method of meditating along with guided meditation practice and the introduction of fundamental spiritual principles that help to deepen one’s understanding of life.  Must take the full course from the beginning.
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Living Life to the Fullest

Saturday, August 24 from 2 PM to 3.30 PM.

Do you sometimes feel like you are not living life to the fullest? Deep inside, do you feel that something is missing? This happens because we are habituated to holding on to past emotions, playing the memories again and again. As a result, we have forgotten how to live in the present moment. Happiness and love are not dependent on who we are or what we have; they depend on what we think. Once we realize this, we can live our lives more meaningfully and inspire others.

Join us to learn what it takes to create a life of your choice, a life where you can be content with yourself. This is a free event and light refreshments are provided.

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Meditation for Beginners

4 Saturdays – April 20, 27, May 3, 11 from 10 AM to 1 PM.

This 4-session course presents a method of meditation along with guided meditation practice and the introduction of fundamental principles that provide material for deepening one’s understanding of life. Must attend all sessions in sequence.

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Drop In Meditation

Anyone can stop by for guided meditation in a group several times each week. These sessions are opportunities to quiet the mind, experience deep relaxation and listen to the inner voice. All are welcome – no experience is needed.

World Meditation Hour

Are you concerned about the world? Your thoughts can make a difference! At Brahma Kumaris centers around the world, World Meditation Hour is observed on the third Sunday of each month. You are invited to join us for guided meditation, reflection and visualization to send peaceful vibrations around the world and make it a better place. In Chicago, World Meditation Hour takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 am. This program is for both experienced meditators and beginners.

Insightful Dialogs

Enjoy an evening of discussion and meditation, led by a facilitator who is both a seasoned yogi and an experienced professional. Sessions will look at the spiritual application of important life issues such as: What is my highest potential? How can I tap into inner strengths to face persistent difficulties or challenges? Where can I find a reliable source of stability? All are welcome – no experience is needed.