What we're about

"Inner Balance Meditation" is a virtual space dedicated to sharing conscious, meditation-related and/or non-affiliated (no specific religious orientation) but spiritually uplifting and nourishing opportunities with the larger Chicago and suburban (north and northwest) community.

INNER BALANCE itself is a physical space that is dedicated to encouraging conscious, compassion-filled, vital lives. Classes, recurring events and a range of coaching and therapeutic treatments are available at Inner Balance in Northbrook and Chicago. Many events are free or donation based. More information about Inner Balance can be found at www.innerbalancenow.com.

A monthly 90-minute guided meditation session, open to the public, is led by Ellen Radha Katz, psychotherapist and meditation teacher. Each week is unique. The session often begins with gentle breath awareness and/or yoga based stretching for centering, followed by a deep guided meditation. Other instructors contribute to the sessions, in such areas as Mindfulness, Chakra Balancing, Present Time Consciousness, Jin Shin Jitsui, Reiki, Kirtan (bhakti yoga through devotional chanting) and other practices.

At times this Meetup will share information about a program that is happening elsewhere but may be of interest to some of the Inner Balance Meetup members. They are endorsed by this Meetup.

Ellen can be reached personally for further information here as the coordinator, or at her website: www.ellenkatz.net.

Upcoming events (5)

Guided Meditation for Inner Balance & Quieting the Mind - with Ellen Radha Katz

THIS SESSION WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM.

To Join the Zoom Meeting via computer, tablet or smartphone app (preferred):
https://zoom.us/j/6678474673?pwd=K0twNnl0aThJL0toV2pFNnpjS241Zz09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Zoom now requires a password for added security.
Password for WEB or SMARTPHONE APP: peace

To join BY PHONE (audio only) :
One tap mobile -
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**PHONE ONLY numeric password if prompted:[masked]

To join manually by PHONE (audio only) :
Dial one of the numbers below, then enter the meeting ID and password when prompted.

Dial by your location:
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Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ad8Pi8gEDX

Meeting ID:[masked]
**PHONE ONLY numeric password:[masked]

Dial *6 to mute or unmute.

** If joining online, the numeric password will not work. Please enter the password "peace" lower case without quotes: peace

Every third Tuesday of the month, Ellen (Radha) offers a gentle, guided healing meditation.

The sessions may begin with simple stretches, moving into breath, space and internal sensory awareness.

Ellen guides us quietly into a space that's somewhere been here and nowhere... into our pre-conscious and subconscious states. With her gentle voice and intentional words, she helps us tap into our individual capacities for healing and compassion.

The sessions unfold in a natural way, creating a process that bridges us intimately with ourselves. Over time, this connection with Self cultivates an internal sense of emotional safety. The meditations and group consciousness result in a shared experience of deep restoration.

Ellen (Radha) Is both a licensed psychotherapist and a seasoned meditation instructor. She integrates teachings from a variety of traditions, having studied and immersed herself in a wide range of spiritual teachings and communities over the course of her life.

These programs are offered without cost. Please share your love, kindness, and compassion generously with all you come in contact.

If you would like to make a contribution supporting Inner Balance, feel free to send it to: Inner Balance at 350 Pfingsten Rd. #107, Northbrook, IL 60062, or you can donate via this Meetup.

Meditation Practice and Support with NSMC - Zoom Meeting (Online or by phone)

***An offering from the sister group.

This meeting is virtual - You can join via phone or audio/video online.

To Join Zoom Meeting via computer, tablet or smartphone app (preferred):
https://zoom.us/j/6678474673?pwd=K0twNnl0aThJL0toV2pFNnpjS241Zz09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Zoom now requires a password for added security.
Password for WEB or SMARTPHONE APP: peace

To join BY PHONE (audio only) :
One tap mobile -
[masked],,[masked]#,,#,070264# US (Chicago)
[masked],,[masked]#,,#,070264# US (New York)
**PHONE ONLY numeric password if prompted:[masked]

To join manually by PHONE (audio only) :
Dial one of the numbers below, then enter the meeting ID and password when prompted.

Dial by your location:
[masked] US (Chicago)
[masked] US (New York)
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ad8Pi8gEDX

Meeting ID:[masked]
**PHONE ONLY numeric password:[masked]

Dial *6 to mute or unmute.

** If joining online, the numeric password will not work. Please enter the password "peace" lower case without quotes: peace

All teachers agree: The key to a successful meditation practice is regular practice. Therefore this meetup is looking for practitioners who are willing to make a dedicated effort to sit together weekly in order to fully realize the benefits of group practice.

All levels and schools of thought are welcome. Meet like-minded individuals while expanding your own personal practice in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Feel free to join us for a sitting and experience increased self-awareness and inner peace by way of your journey inward.

TIME: Our meeting time will be 6:50pm - 8:40pm.

NEW LOCATION: Virtual

GENERAL FORMAT:
6:50 - 7:05 Welcome and technology familiarization
7:05 - 7:20 Seated centering practice
7:20 - 7:35 Mindful movement (Qigong, walking meditation, etc.)
7:35 - 7:45 Contemplative offering
7:45 - 8:20 Samatha/Vipassana meditation
8:20 - 8:40 Optional group sharing/discussion

TODAY'S EVENT HOST: Tony has had a daily mindfulness meditation practice for over 5 years and has experienced overwhelming benefits from the practice. He also practices qigong (flowing movement with focus on moving "qi" energy in the body) as a physical complement to his sitting practice. Tony has found a true passion in championing and coordinating meditation in his community and workplace and is honored to be part of the North Shore Meditation Community.

COST: Throughout this challenging period we have elected to forego accepting donations on behalf of the Sangha and we will continue that practice for the time being. The expenses that we have incurred and the time and energy that we have invested into presenting these events have gone and will continue to go towards enhancing our own respective practice's of Dana (Generosity). However if you still feel compelled to make a contribution we would be honored if you chose to donate those funds to one of the organizations we currently support instead: Feed My Starving Children, A Just Harvest or La Casa Norte. May your practice of Dana bring you much Mudita (Altruistic joy)!

If you have any questions about this particular sitting or our meditation community in general, please feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to sitting in practice and sharing energy in the present moment with all who choose to attend.

With Metta, Mark and Tony

Life Mission Exploration

Online event

Why am I here?
What am I here to do?
Who am I here to become?

If these questions are relevant for you, Join us for this Life Mission Session. Each Session is custom created for, and with, those in attendance. Join us to deepen inspiration, grow your voice, increase your confidence, courage and impact in the world.

We will explore:
• Clearly defining and recognizing what you want in your life
• Uncovering and embracing You, and your uniqueness
• Empowering you to continue taking action and stay the course

Investment: Your willingness to more fully know and appreciate who you are!

Donations are appreciated
** while we are meeting virtually ,
donations can be made via PayPal using
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RSVP: Sarah Karnes[masked], Email: [masked]

How to join:
if you have Zoom on your computer,
Join with this link
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if you are asked to give a password, it is[masked]

OR
Dial in with One tap mobile from your smart phone using this :
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OR Dial from any phone
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Guided Meditation for Inner Balance & Quieting the Mind - with Ellen Radha Katz

THIS SESSION WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM.

To Join the Zoom Meeting via computer, tablet or smartphone app (preferred):
https://zoom.us/j/6678474673?pwd=K0twNnl0aThJL0toV2pFNnpjS241Zz09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Zoom now requires a password for added security.
Password for WEB or SMARTPHONE APP: peace

To join BY PHONE (audio only) :
One tap mobile -
[masked],,[masked]#,,#,070264# US (Chicago)
[masked],,[masked]#,,#,070264# US (New York)
**PHONE ONLY numeric password if prompted:[masked]

To join manually by PHONE (audio only) :
Dial one of the numbers below, then enter the meeting ID and password when prompted.

Dial by your location:
[masked] US (Chicago)
[masked] US (New York)
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ad8Pi8gEDX

Meeting ID:[masked]
**PHONE ONLY numeric password:[masked]

Dial *6 to mute or unmute.

** If joining online, the numeric password will not work. Please enter the password "peace" lower case without quotes: peace

Every third Tuesday of the month, Ellen (Radha) offers a gentle, guided healing meditation.

The sessions may begin with simple stretches, moving into breath, space and internal sensory awareness.

Ellen guides us quietly into a space that's somewhere been here and nowhere... into our pre-conscious and subconscious states. With her gentle voice and intentional words, she helps us tap into our individual capacities for healing and compassion.

The sessions unfold in a natural way, creating a process that bridges us intimately with ourselves. Over time, this connection with Self cultivates an internal sense of emotional safety. The meditations and group consciousness result in a shared experience of deep restoration.

Ellen (Radha) Is both a licensed psychotherapist and a seasoned meditation instructor. She integrates teachings from a variety of traditions, having studied and immersed herself in a wide range of spiritual teachings and communities over the course of her life.

These programs are offered without cost. Please share your love, kindness, and compassion generously with all you come in contact.

If you would like to make a contribution supporting Inner Balance, feel free to send it to: Inner Balance at 350 Pfingsten Rd. #107, Northbrook, IL 60062, or you can donate via this Meetup.

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