Upcoming Events

Contemplative Perspectives on Healing Violence in Self and Society

Mindful awareness is for anyone wishing peace of mind.

Saturday, March 17, 9:30am to 2:30pm
St Clements Catholic Church, 943 West Deming, Chicago

Join me as I lead the St Clement Centering Prayer group in Contemplative Outreach’s annual United Day of Prayer. Our theme this year is Contemplative Perspectives on Healing Violence in Self and Society. The day will include 2 periods of Centering Prayer as well as Qi Gong and structured discussions. We will meet in room 1E of the parish center at 9:30am. The event ends at 2:30pm. Please bring a lunch or plan to purchase something from a local restaurant. Coffee and tea will be provided. Individuals may attend the full day or morning only. A free will donation will be collected. Some familiarity with Centering Prayer or silent meditation is assumed. Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for light stretching.

Email me, bill@integralawakenings.com, to rsvp or for more information.

 

Deepening Spiritual Practice: Integral Keys

Four Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm, May 17, 24, 31, June 4
Infinity Foundation,
1280 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park, IL 60035

You’ve had powerful experiences of Spirit but they fade with time. You have been to the mountaintop, but wonder how your growing spiritual life can be strengthened and developed. You’ve learned some practices, but find you long for more. If this sounds like, you, then I invite you to take the plunge into Deepening Your Spiritual Practice: the Path to Personal Transformation. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals you need to grow a strong, abiding sense of spiritual presence, a presence that will permeate your life, transforming you.  You’ll learn how to center yourself in your spiritual core through Centering Meditation. You’ll learn to recognize Spirit’s presence and messages in your body through the practice of Qi Gong and Mindful Body Awareness. You’ll learn how to use relationships with family and friends as a part of your spiritual path through Mindful Relating practices. And you’ll learn keys to taking your insights into the world as a bodhisattva in the world, ready to transform society. The only prerequisite for this class is a readiness to take the next step in your personal spiritual journey. Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for light stretching.

Contact the Infinity Foundation to Register.

 

 

Spirit Group: Supporting Spiritual Growth and Awakening

Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month, from 12noon to 3pm. Andersonville, Chicago, IL.iStock_000020299712XSmall

At a certain point, we become interested in deepening our spiritual lives. We hear the call from our deeper selves, our True Self, and we decide to dive in. I coach many people on their spiritual lives individually, but there is always something especially rich about working with a group. In this group, you will learn meditations and other practices to accelerate your spiritual unfolding. And you’ll be invited to share your path with others in sacred space. People tell me that they gain from their shares, the feedback they receive, and by listening to the shares of the other group members. It’s a great way to catalyze your ongoing awakening. Contact me for more information. $20 donation suggested/session.

 

 

 

Exploring the “We-Space:” the Mysticism of Group Experience

Dates and location, TBA.

There is an energy about us, something we intuitively sense all the time but seldom stop to explore. In this workshop, you will explore the felt-experience of being with others in groups and pairs. We’ll explore the extraordinary potential for experiencing the Divine in each other through dialogue, mindful relating, and contemplative group exercises. I’m sure that you are going to love discovering new ways to make relationships of all kinds part of your spiritual path. Some experience with silent, contemplative prayer and/or meditation is required. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Contact me today for more information.

 

 

Spiritual Emergence Group, Online

Forming in 2017, dates and times TBD. Contact me for more information.download

At a certain point, we become interested in deepening our spiritual lives. We hear the call from our deeper selves, our True Self, and we decide to dive in. I coach many people on their spiritual lives individually, but there is always something especially rich about working with a group. In this group, you will learn meditations and other practices to accelerate your spiritual unfolding. And you’ll be invited to share your path with others in sacred space. People tell me that they gain both from their shares, the feedback they receive, and by listening to the shares of the other group members. It’s a great way to catalyze your ongoing awakening. The online format means you can meet from the comfort of your home. Meeting by Skype on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Contact me for more information. The group is limited to four individuals. $25/session.