What we're about

If you are seeker of the truth, working to reach the self realization of your internal real being, looking to develop the latent powers of your divine and human soul and better comprehend the unlimited mysteries of nature, if you are thirsty for the wisdom that illuminated the minds and warmed the hearts of many sages and saints through the ages... then this meetup group may be for you.

Although the spiritual path must be walked individually by each one of us, in our way we enjoy the company of others with the same goal and profit from the guidance left by former walkers as living sign posts.

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In this group we will dive into the vast and diverse source of wisdom left for us to benefit since the beginning of time. We will approach topics under a pragmatic route, which is the core of the gnostic teachings, that constantly push us to seek the living light of wisdom only aquired by a direct practical experience.

Gnosis manifest through three main factors: Purification, Development of virtues and Service.

It is sustain by the four main pillars of human activity: science, philosophy, art and religion.

And in its universal principles encloses the divine essence present in all religions.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Short lecture and guided Jhana meditation

Burning Bush Art Gallery

In this meeting we will begin to explore the concepts of dharana and dhyana from the yogic tradition, and hopefully come to apply them in our communal practice. As a regular meeting, we will come to explore meditation from many perspectives, from the esoteric to the practical. We will study the wisdom from respected authors and practitioners. The actual meeting will entail a half hour of presentation to learn more about meditation, followed by a guided beginners approach to jhana meditation which will last about another half hour. In short, jhana is a Buddhist meditation designed to bring pleasure and bliss and ultimately, with much practice, to bring deeper states of absorption. This is a very good meditation for those who want to explore deep meditation or advance their spiritual practice. This group is open to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Light Gathering

Burning Bush Gallery

Consistently one of the most popular booths at TheosoFest, Sukyo Mahikari brings "The Light" to the Burning Bush. Come experience the Light, a positive spiritual energy radiated from the hand. Relax and rejuvenate your spirit, as the energy brings about positive changes in spirit, mind and body. Drop in anytime between 7:00 and 9:00. Sessions last from 10-40 minutes depending on number of people. There is never a charge or fee for the Light. Enjoy refreshments and conversation with Wheaton area practitioners, and hear some of their amazing experiences of improved health, harmony and prosperity. Free. If you are unable to attend, you're welcome to visit the Sukyo Mahikari Center in Streamwood on Rt. 59 north of Lake St. during open hours to receive Light. Check out the website for more information: http://www.CentersForSpiritualDevelopment.org

Joseph Campbell Discussion Group: Dante's Inferno

Euclid Avenue United Methodist

Join the Joseph Campbell discussion group as we have a guided discussion various topics in Dante's Inferno. No prior reading necessary

Short lecture and guided Jhana meditation

Burning Bush Art Gallery

In this meeting we will begin to explore the concepts of dharana and dhyana from the yogic tradition, and hopefully come to apply them in our communal practice. As a regular meeting, we will come to explore meditation from many perspectives, from the esoteric to the practical. We will study the wisdom from respected authors and practitioners. The actual meeting will entail a half hour of presentation to learn more about meditation, followed by a guided beginners approach to jhana meditation which will last about another half hour. In short, jhana is a Buddhist meditation designed to bring pleasure and bliss and ultimately, with much practice, to bring deeper states of absorption. This is a very good meditation for those who want to explore deep meditation or advance their spiritual practice. This group is open to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Past events (167)

Light Gathering OAK PARK

Burning Bush Gallery

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