A Day of Mindfulness and Meditation

Saturday, August 29, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SantikaroOn this daylong silent retreat we mindfully take pause from busy lives and concerns in order to explore our capacity to be awake, grounded, and open to life's realities. Grounding practices include deep, mindful breathing with fully released exhalations, the enjoyment of gratitude, and gracefully bearing under the flow of uncertain conditions. The grounds and sacred space of the Theosophical Society invite us to slow down and be present with the inner spaces to which we have privileged access and for which we have most responsibility.

Please bring your own vegetarian lunch. 

Santikaro was a Buddhist monk for 19 years and a disciple of the renowned Thai meditation master Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. He has been practicing and teaching this path of meditation along with broader Buddhist teachings that inform it for more than three decades. He adapts his teacher’s meditation guidance to the needs of Americans today, especially here in the Midwest. With his wife Jo Marie, he looks after Kevala Retreat, a refuge for silence and contemplation in southwest Wisconsin (www.kevalaretreat.org).

TS members: $60 • Nonmembers: $70 • $80 at the door

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Accessing Inner Vitality: A Doctor’s Guide to Healing

Saturday, August 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Marilyn MitchellAs long as our vital energy is available, our bodies know how to keep us vibrant and healthy. When the energy flow is blocked or limited, however, we feel "off," have symptoms, or even develop serious illness. Dr. Marilyn Mitchell will share some reliable practices that will allow you to experience a rich communication between body and vital energy that can improve health and well-being, and even be accessed to reverse illness and serious disease.

Dr. Marilyn Mitchell received her medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed her residency at the University of Chicago. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and the EnergyTouch School of Advanced Healing. She is an educator, speaker, and health visionary and is a leader in the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Mitchell is also the founder of HealingSpace, an integrative medical and healing practice. She is the author of The True Nature of Healing: A Surgeon's Soul Journey.

TS members: $30 • Nonmembers: $35 • $40 at the door

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An Astrological Outlook for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Saturday, August 15, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Dave GunningThere are many troubling problems in this country that persist as we inch closer to the 2020 Presidential Election on November 3. Will the President begin to address these issues, or will the country decide it’s time for a change in the Oval Office? We will take a closer look at the chart of the Democratic candidate and the transiting planetary cycles over his or her chart, as well as the planetary cycles over the President's chart at the time of the election. Maybe then we can gain significant insight into which candidate has the more favorable aspects to lead the nation. We will also look at the planetary cycles over the chart of the U.S. on November 3 to see what challenges the country will have to confront in 2021 and beyond, regardless of who wins the election.

Dave Gunning has been an astrological consultant, teacher, and lecturer for the past 38 years. He has also written articles for Dell Horoscope magazine. For the past nine years he has been lecturing and teaching astrology through the Stargazers astrology group at the Theosophical Society. His consultations come from a spiritual and psychological point of view. 

TS members: $20 • Nonmembers: $25 • $30 at the door

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Tune Up with a Sound Music Meditation

Friday, August 21, 7:00 p.m.

Marian_Gabriela_KrausAt the core of all healing, meditative, and spiritual pursuits is the goal to expand an individual’s awareness. Experience a uniquely layered, multi-dimensional tapestry of sounds designed to relax and invigorate you simultaneously. Permeate your mind and body in a colorful environment of ambient and ancestral sounds of five large gongs and other sound tools. This guided meditative and transformational musical journey will help you identify your limiting beliefs and transform them into limitless possibilities.

Please bring a pillow and blanket and/or mat to lie on. 

Marian and Gabriela Kraus have studied gongs with renowned master teachers and bring a colorful life history with their European and Latin American origins. Their inherent musical abilities, years of studies in psychology, metaphysics, and life-coaching as reflected in health and wellness-related programs, work together to facilitate a uniquely illuminating and inspiring experience. For more, visit www.delamora.life.

$30 in advance, $35 at the door 

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You can also join Marian and Gabriela on April 5 and July 10.


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