Infinity Foundation is the Chicago area's leading holistic education center. Infinity offers Courses For Life®, providing you with experiential courses in personal, professional, and spiritual growth to enhance your life.
Whether you are at the entry level to the vast world of holistic education, health and healing or seeking advanced training and certification, we are here to serve you. You are invited to attend our courses and free mini-workshops.
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Infinity Foundation Named Best Place for Lifelong Learning Classes and Best Place for Meditation.
If we are to find world peace in a world where violence and hate exists, we must find inner peace. The world is in upheaval across the globe. Many times, you feel hopeless to positively impact a global crisis such as war, poverty, disease, or catastrophic climate change disasters. If we realize our oneness with the universe, we would reach inner peace automatically. This is the peace that reflects around us within our families, friends, coworkers, neighborhoods, communities, and nations. As individuals, we can help find peace when we have inner peace. Peace begins with each of us, one person at a time.
Meditate and cultivate a shared awareness of our common humanity and solidarity with the world. The cause of a truly comprehensive and lasting peace can most effectively be furthered by ceaselessly expanding circles of friendship and understanding through dialogue, exchange, and cooperation. Join in this joyous experience that contributes to your own sense of peace and help further world peace.
1:00 PM | Loving Kindness Meditation
with Billie Topa Tate
Meditate about planetary peace followed by a guided meditation and a Native American drumming song of peace for Mother Earth.
2:00 PM | Gong Meditation for Peace
with Petra Sliwiak
Receive the vibrations of the gong for healing and inner peace.
3:00 PM | Guided Visualization for Inner Peace with Claudia Lubin, Cert. Yoga Nidra Practitioner
Be guided into higher frequencies of your conscious and subconscious mind. Experience a deep peace that heals your internal and external world.
4:00 PM | Inner Bliss of Tibetan Singing Bowls with Yolanda Lazano
Enjoy the blissful tones of Indian and Tibetan singing bowls during savasna and meditation.
5:00 PM | Kirtan: Joyful Chanting
with The Bhakti Caravan
Open your heart and elevate your spirit with the group energy of community call and response with joyful chants of peace and love, a universal clarion call for humanity to choose peace.
6:00 PM | Heart-Centered Meditation
with Frani Rubens
Feel the love with sacred intention and enter into a state of collective love opening your heart to greater compassion, gratitude, and love.
7:00 PM | Sound Healing with Crystal Bowls
with Marian McNair
Attune to the sweet healing tones and overtones of crystal bowls and Marian’s angelic voice into a serene embodiment of peace.
8:00 PM | Guided Spiritual Meditation for Peace with Mark Anthony Lord
Take a journey into the depths of your soul to expand your individual connection to peace by uniting with the collective consciousness for humanity to choose peace.
Come when you can and stay as long as you would like. Please bring a mat or blanket to lie on and a floor cushion if you would prefer to use that instead of a chair. No meditation experience is needed. You are the key to the growth of our community. Proceeds go toward sustaining Infinity’s building fund. Light snacks and socializing at the conclusion of the meditate-a-thon.
In the movie, Tibetan Pilgrimage, Richard Rudis guides you on a spiritual journey across the Tibetan plateau—visually emphasized by stunning images and a haunting sound track. Twenty-six individual thought-provoking dharma teachings set the cadence as you follow the path of the great tantric Buddha Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). Be guided ever deeper within your own consciousness and intrinsic truths. During the sojourn across the wild rural landscape of the Himalayas, you will encounter the ghosts of the past and present while visiting the four most auspicious monasteries remaining; Jokhang, Samye, Potala Palace, and Tsurpu. It is a stunning odyssey across the grace and beauty of Tibet's magnificent countryside highlighting authentic archive film footage rarely seen.
There is something of great value for everyone, from those who know very little of Buddhism spirituality to learned Buddhist practitioners.
Narration and Gong harmonics by Richard Rudis. There will be a 30 minute gong bath following the movie.
Many thanks to Richard Rudis for donating the proceeds from this evening toward sustaining the building fund.
Understand your spiritual inheritance—and particularly the gifts of the way of passion—with entirely new eyes. Be initiated into an understanding of how the fusion of compassion and passion, equanimity and fire, tender love, and sacred activism, can give rise to a sacred life that can change the world. During this unprecedented journey, enter into the alchemy that shaped Rumi’s life and understand on a cellular level why his wisdom is so essential for navigating these times as we pass through perilous challenges and a collective dark night and seek to birth a new era of peace.
The return of Rumi’s consciousness to the planet is not a coincidence and Harvey is one of his leading interpreters, helping you to understand Rumi’s deeper messages and apply them to your life and times. Rumi fuses the soul force of a Jesus, the philosophical intellect of a Plato, and the literary gifts of a Shakespeare to create the ultimate expression of human-divine genius, thereby illuminating your own path forward.
Rumi is the world’s greatest mystical poet. He speaks to you from the depths of your own sacred identity. What he says has the electric eloquence of your innermost truth. No other poet or philosopher has Rumi’s almost frightening intimacy of address, conveying the terror, rapture, and wonder of awakening to Divine Love with such fearless and gorgeous courage, humility, and unflinching clarity.
Join Harvey, an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, and teacher, and the author of more than 30 books, including the critically acclaimed Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi for an animated, inspiring, eye-opening in-depth understanding of Rumi’s poems. Connect with the passion, compassion, and spirituality reflected in you as you:
- Explore, in-depth, Rumi’s most powerful poems.
- Experience three practices from the Islamic mystical tradition.
- Deepen your Divine love and open your heart.
This is an unprecedented opportunity to birth the Divine Human and begin creating heaven on earth as you discover the radiant gems of wisdom hidden within the beloved poetry. Prepare to awaken your depths, expand your mind, and savor the nectar of your soul.
All answers lie within you. As a true seeker, it is vital to go deep into your own consciousness to come closer to realizing the truth of your existence. Develop a strong level of trust in your own internal guidance system. Go beyond what is to access infinite awareness. It is not necessary to have a near death experience, as Eben Alexander did, to tap into this knowledge, it can be internally cultivated.
Join Eben Alexander, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven and Karen Newell, co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, on an exploration of oneness and sound-enhanced meditations to deepen your connection to Infinite source. Expand your consciousness to connect to all that is, oneness. Discover the realization that you are connected spiritually which can positivity shift and enhance your life profoundly.
Journey beyond the so-called reality of your five senses. Delve into extraordinary experiences in the spiritual realm and find out how it is readily available to you. Gain the wisdom that this is a fundamental part of your collective truth. Oneness in all of creation is primary throughout existence and fortunately, you can access this fountain of information and gain firsthand knowledge of it.
You are an eternal soul living multiple human lifetimes with a purpose for being here. Expand your purpose through experientials, discussion, and question and answers to explore:
- Transcending the limitations of the human brain and the physical-material realm.
- Accessing Infinite awareness.
- Connecting to oneness within your life and all of life.
- Integrating your soul’s journey into your physical life.
Decisions, directions, choices, and outcomes are transformed through this greater awareness. Through meditation, strengthen heart connections and your soul perspective. Consciously live beyond illusions and know without a doubt that answers truly lie within you. Deepen the connection to your soul’s journey and discover how it interrelates with all of evolving consciousness.
Realizing oneness leads you to unprecedented individual growth and understanding. As you discover your soul’s true purpose, you can help shift the current predominant world paradigm into one that acknowledges oneness and interconnectedness with all.
Discover awe-inspiring tools and techniques to expand and develop your intuition and psychic awareness. Being psychic or intuitive is a natural process once you boost your understanding to tap into it by:
- Exploring basic, yet profound, simple applications of the hows and whys intuition works.
- Gaining confidence to access your intuition by using various meditation and visualization techniques to expand your abilities.
- Appreciating what psychic truly means, as opposed to just being intuitively aware.
Join John Holland, best selling author of The Spirit Whisperer to develop and expand your innate psychic strengths. Take this special opportunity to study with Holland whose teaching style is filled with fun, intrigue, and i chock full of spiritual intuitive information you can apply to all areas of your life.
Determine the fundamental differences between clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience with engaging and practical group experientials for you to discern the difference. Identify which one of your psychic abilities is naturally the strongest and what you can do to develop it further. Discover how to use your body as a psychic antenna to get the most out of your life.
Explore how to interpret the main seven chakras, read their signals, and use that information to aid your psychic development. The seven major energy points, and more importantly their location, affect your mind, body and spirit. Chakras, or energy centers, correspond to the endocrine glands and run up along the spinal cord as an integral part of your life force. Recognize the colors associated with each chakra and acquaint yourself with how to use color to maximize your overall well-being. Balance, clear, or unblock your own chakras to lead a more harmonious and fulfilled life. Become informed about how chakras affect your health, energy, and spiritual development. Use breathing techniques as part of your daily routine to keep the chakras vibrating effectively.
The blaze of color or aura that surrounds a body can be seen using your clairvoyant vision. Sense and see auras in both people and objects. Interpret auric colors and corresponding emotional states. Read an aura—a record keeper of thoughts. Open and expand your own aura with psychic protection. Integrate these methods using essential safety techniques and psychic etiquette as you:
- Further you intuition with psychometry—receiving impressions from objects.
- Relate to your dreams, the language of Spirit, to read symbols and images.
- Experience doing psychic readings for yourself and others.
- Reach beyond your five senses to take your psychic development to the next level.
Gain a greater awareness of the disciplines and methods of living psychically and apply them in your home and work life, as well as your personal and business relationships.
Whether you are newly using intuition or have a solid understanding, gain more confidence and trust in your intuitive capabilities. The answers and knowledge you receive using your intuition bring peace of mind, contentment, and happiness. Intuition supports your spiritual development and the techniques give you a road map for the future.