The Theosophical Society in America

Classes and Groups

presented at the National Center

The Theosophical Society in America National Headquarters These classes and groups are held at our National Center, 1926 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL.

Pre-register online by clicking on the highlighted link, or by phone: 630-668-1571, ext. 315;

or by e-mail info@theosophical.org.

SUNDAY

 

Meditation Group

Sundays, ongoing,  11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.No meeting September 3

Jim-Bosco_FEach week, a topic related to meditation will be presented and discussed, followed by a brief guided meditation and longer silent meditation. Instruction will be provided for beginners, but practitioners of all levels are encouraged to share their path of meditation.

Jim Bosco, a student of Theosophy and meditation for over 35 years, has studied at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy and the Temple of Kriya Yoga.

No charge. Donations appreciated.

For more information, please call 630-668-1571 ext. 315.

Reiki Practice Circle

Sundays, ongoing, 12:30–1:30 p.m. (after morning meditation) No meeting September 3

MeredithBosco_fGather to deepen your Reiki energy connection in our sharing circle designed for experienced practitioners and novices alike. Meditation and practice are emphasized in every session followed by a short discussion to broaden our awareness and enhance our approach to this profound, energetic healing art.

Jim Bosco has been a student of yoga philosophy, Theosophy, and meditation for over 40 years. He has also been a Reiki Master/Teacher for nearly 20 years.

Meredith Bosco, a lifelong meditator and spiritual seeker, has been a Reiki Master Teacher for several years and expresses her spirituality through the practice of energy healing.

Donations are appreciated

Advaita Study Group

Sundays, ongoing, 6:30 to 8 p.m.  No meeting  September 3

Advaita Vedanta is a school of Hindu philosophy and spiritual practice. This group reads and discusses chapters from an Advaita book (currently Nothing to Grasp by Joan Tollifson) and listens to or views Advaita-oriented materials from various sources.

$5 suggested donation

Please note: While donations are voluntary, we have an obligation as responsible beings. There is an expense to the Theosophical Society for providing the classroom, lighting, air conditioning, restroom and other facilities. We would like to keep the suggested donation voluntary to make it possible for those who cannot otherwise afford it to participate.

MONDAY

Wu Style Tai Chi Short Form

Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Beginners 
Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Continuing Students

Spring class - April 17 – June 26 (10 sessions)

Don MyersThe Wu style tai chi short form is a sequence of low-impact movements practiced in a slow, meditative manner. A gentle tai chi workout promotes optimum functioning of the body’s systems, and the movements are specifically designed to develop calmness, flexibility, coordination, balance, stamina, greater energy, and superior health. Additional practices from Taoist neigong (internal energy development) and meditation will also be taught.

Please wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes

Don Myers has over 30 years of experience as a student of Taoism and practitioner of tai chi, qigong and neigong, and has taught for 25 years. Holding seven Instructor Certifications from Taoist Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis, Don is also a Certified Advanced Instructor and professional member of the National Qigong Association. He owns Silver Ox Tai Chi in Geneva (www.silveroxtaichi.com).

 $115 nonmembers $100 members

For continuing students only: $14 per session

Register here

 

 

Spiritual Roundtable Discussion

Mondays,  7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Last meeting June 26

Jim-Bosco_FAll are welcome to participate in this topic-based discussion group exploring teachings common to all religions and spiritual traditions.  

Facilitated by Meredith Bosco and Jim Bosco.

Donations are appreciated.

  

 

For information on upcoming topics, email jbosco@theosophical.org

 

TUESDAY

Meditative Yoga

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

July 11 – September 5 (8 sessions) No class July 18

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This yoga class, open to all ages and levels, will focus on present moment awareness of the postures. Classes begin with a short meditation and transition into a conscious and gentle movement that will take us to different asanas (postures). As a deeper connection with our inner nature is established, relaxation, flexibility, and strength develop.

Juliana Cesano, has been a member of the Theosophical Society for twenty years. She spent two years at the international headquarters in Chennai, India. She is a certified yoga teacher, 200 CYT, and is currently the manager of the Quest Book Shop at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America.

  
July – September classes: $95 nonmembers $80 members $14 per session

Register here

or call 630-668-1571, ext. 315 or e-mail: info@theosophical.org.

 She also teaches Meditative Yoga on Fridays.

Dharma Study Group

Tuesdays, 7:00–8:00 p.m.  (summer hiatus July and August)

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Join our exploration of the essential spiritual aspects of the oneness of life. Meetings are devoted to inquiry and meditation. We also engage in monthly service projects or group activities. All are warmly welcomed. Current texts: Esoteric Christianity by Annie Besant and The Hidden Wisdom in the Holy Bible by Geoffrey Hodson.

Email DharmaStudyGroup@theosophical.org for more information.
Donations are appreciated.

WEDNESDAY

Gentle Tai Ji Movements for Inner and Outer Peace

Wednesdays, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

April 5 – June 28 (12 sessions)

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Qigong and Tai Ji are ancient forms of meditative movement rooted in Taoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Using the mind and body to harmonize energy, these movements support physical and emotional health, reduce stress and create inner peace that is reflected outward to those around you.

Renee Ryan, codirector of the Lightheart Center, has practiced the healing arts for 30 years and has studied Qigong and Tai Ji in the United States, China, and Korea. 

  $10 per class

 
Informal, outdoor classes continue on a donation basis July 5 – September 6.

For more info call 630-668-1571, ext. 315 or e-mail: info@theosophical.org.

Life Ahead

A Spiritual Group for Young Adults under 35 

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month,  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join with other young adults interested in exploring various aspects of spirituality. In an open-minded, friendly and supportive environment, we look for the common ground within all religions, sciences, philosophies, and the arts. Through inquiry, meditation, and group activities, we can enhance our self-development, awareness, and connection with the world. Currently exploring: Arts and Their Mission in the Evolution of the Human Soul.

For more information contact LifeAheadGroup@theosophical.org.

Healing Circle

Wednesdays, ongoing, 5-5:30 p.m. 
Meditation Room

healingThis ceremony, initiated by Geoffrey Hodson and sponsored by the Theosophical Order of Service, offers healing meditation in the service of those in need. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Contact the Healing Network Director at tos2healing@gmail.com or visit www.theoservice.org and click on Healing Network for more information.

Donations are appreciated.

Wheaton-Olcott Theosophical Study Group for Members

Wednesdays, ongoing, 7–8:00 p.m. 

For members of the Theosophical Society only, this study group explores the Theosophical teachings and their relationship to other traditions, encouraging discussion and interaction with Theosophical ideals. For more information 
email: info@wheatonolcottbranch.site

For information about the program of study and resources visit the Wheaton-Olcott Branch Website at wheaton.theosophical.site

Stargazing: An Astrology Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday of the month

 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

DaveG_FA person's astrological birth chart speaks in an exciting symbolic language guiding seekers along the path of self-knowledge. These monthly discussions on various astrological topics led by Dave Gunning, guest speakers, or group members are not classes or individual readings, but a sharing of astrological knowledge. Familiarity with the basics of astrology is recommended, but these intriguing discussions are open to all. 

Dave Gunning is an astrological consultant, teacher, and lecturer. His readings, classroom teachings, and talks have always emphasized the importance of a person's interconnectedness to the Spiritual Self. Dave has written articles for Dell Horoscope magazine and Mountain Astrologer

$20 nonmembers   $15 members 

 

Therapeutic Touch: A Healing Practice

First and third Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. 

This is a healing circle and practice group whose purpose is to provide the opportunity to receive Therapeutic Touch (TT), which creates a sense of relaxation, peacefulness, and balance. Our circle has a short meditation, TT practice, and for those interested, simple instruction for use with family and friends.

Therapeutic Touch is administered under the guidance of two qualified practitioners: Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda, EdD, RN,QTTP,QTTT, (1st Wednesday) and Janet Wehr, RN,QTTP, (3rd Wednesday). Marilyn, a retired nursing professor, learned TT from Dora Kunz and Dr. Dolores Krieger, the developers of TT, and has been teaching and practicing in the health-care arena for over 30 years. Janet, a nurse for 23 years, and a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner, has devoted the last 17 years of her career to hospice care. Her book, Peaceful Passages: A Hospice Nurse’s Stories of Dying Well, was released in October 2015 by Quest Books. 

 Drop-ins welcome!   $5 suggested donation per session

 For more information, please call 630-668-1571, ext. 315.

 

FRIDAY

Meditative Yoga

Fridays, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

July 7 – September 1 (8 sessions) no class July 14

Juli Cesano

This yoga class, open to all ages and levels, will focus on present moment awareness of the postures. Classes begin with a short meditation and transition into a conscious and gentle movement that will take us to different asanas (postures). As a deeper connection with our inner nature is established, relaxation, flexibility, and strength develop.

Juliana Cesano has been a member of the Theosophical Society for twenty years. She spent two years at the international headquarters in Chennai, India. She is a certified yoga teacher, 200 CYT, and is currently the manager of the Quest Book Shop at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America.

July – September classes: $95 nonmembers $80 members $14 per session

Register here

Or, call 630-668-1571, ext. 315 or e-mail: info@theosophical.org.

She also teaches Meditative Yoga on Tuesdays.

SATURDAY

Exploring the Tarot

First Saturday of the month, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please note: The group is meeting at the Quest Book Shop! Please refer to the Book Shop (630-665-0123) or www.facebook.com/QuestBookShop for future meeting information.

Tania Brown

You are invited to participate in a shared group experience of card discussion, exploration of different spreads, and partnering up for readings. Learn why some cards resonate with us more than others and make use of the cards as a tool for personal insight and guidance. We’ll entertain Tarot lore, hone our craft, and gain confident familiarity with the cards, developing techniques for flow, rhythm, and personality in our readings. Please bring your deck(s), pen, and paper.

Tania Brown received her first Tarot deck as a Christmas present from her father. She uses a Paul Foster Case B.O.T.A deck and feels that readings are an epic inner journey. Like a physical mirror, the Tarot is the internal reflection, calling for self-awareness to make healthy choices that enliven us. Tania is a reader at the Quest Book Shop on Tuesdays.

$15 nonmembers $10 members

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