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Meditation Workshop with Santikaro: Living in Uncertainty

  • Ebenezer Lutheran Church 1650 West Foster Ave Chicago, IL 60640 (map)

This event is open for registration.

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Please arrive between 12:30 - 1:00 to sign in and set up. Doors close at 1:00 PM.

Life confronts us every day with examples large and small of change and uncertainty. In the face of this reality, we are drawn towards certainty. We may assert certainty in the guise of clarity, confidence, safety, and truth. Often, an ego-need lurks just out of sight.

Meditation practice offers us a choice between false and fabricated certainties and living mindfully and accepting uncertainty. This workshop will explore this dichotomy. The workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Santikaro will offer three guided practices that foster recognizing and accepting change, recognizing the signs of fabricated certainty, and enjoying the inner freedom that emerges to support living a loving and compassionate life. Each practice will be followed by a debriefing and discussion. Our aim is to provide you with enough of a start to further develop these practices on your own. We hope, too, that you can apply the lessons and insights to all aspects of life. This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike.

To learn more about our teacher Santikaro and his Dhamma refuge in southwestern Wisconsin, please visit the Kevala Retreat website. For questions or more information about the workshop, please contact Ellen.

Registration: To attend you must register through Eventbrite. The registration fee is $15 to cover expenses. For Santikaro's effort & teaching, dana (goodwill donation) is gratefully accepted. All dana supports Kevala Retreat and Santikaro’s work.

Logistics: There is no parking lot, but street parking is available on Foster and on the side streets just north of the church. The entrance is the large door in the courtyard facing Foster. There is one flight of stairs up to the meditation room. The floor is carpeted, and chairs will be provided. Please bring mats, cushions, and kneelers if you use them.