Infinity Foundation is the Chicago area's leading holistic education center. Infinity offers Courses For Life®, providing you with experiential courses in personal, professional, and spiritual growth to enhance your life.
Whether you are at the entry level to the vast world of holistic education, health and healing or seeking advanced training and certification, we are here to serve you. You are invited to attend our courses and free mini-workshops.
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Buddhist wisdom and self-knowledge is like a panacea—it delivers you beyond this world of suffering, conflict, and confusion into an unsurpassable inner peace and ease that you can attain in this lifetime. Experience a rare, first-time ever dharma transmission, called shaktipat (Sanskrit for sending energy) a spiritual wisdom passed down through an unbroken bloodline in Lama Surya Das’ lineage. A spiritual transmission uses the heart’s wisdom to transmit healing. Receive a transmission of secret knowledge or esoteric wisdom that is practical, transcendent, and life-changing.
The root cause of unhappiness and dissatisfaction is not knowing reality and how things actually work, through mutual interconnectedness and cause-and-effect. Buddhist wisdom says that due to your habitual tendency to see yourself and the world in a narrow, limited, basically impure way, the unenlightened life is very difficult. Yet, there is another way to be and become. Free yourself from mental conditioning and realize your true self as awake, complete, and radiant. Freed of unhappiness and anxiety, you can extend yourself to others, heal yourself, and heal and rebalance the world.
Join Lama Surya Das, bestselling author, is one of the most learned and respected Buddhist teachers in the West.
For the first-time ever, Lama Surya Das will offer darshan—spiritual vision, energy transmission, and Tibetan healing techniques. Open to spiritual sight and experience ways to heal with ritual and ceremony.
Make a transition from living an ordinary life to embracing a sacred spiritual perception within yourself. In Das’ original, light, and lively style, discuss, study, and heal yourself and others while rebalancing and harmonizing all your relations.
All empowerment rituals serve one function: to temporarily transform your normal way of perceiving reality. For instance, when incense is burned, it transforms your normal perception of smell. When sacred music is played, it transforms your normal perception of sound. Through the initiatory esoteric Vajrayana (diamond) ritual of empowerment, mystically transform beyond the habitual patterns and limitations of your conceptual mind. Sustain and expand this experience as Das leads you in potent guided meditations. Through the Medicine Buddha ritual, become empowered to practice the stages of meditation associated with healing and transformative inner-deity practice. Join in healing practices, ceremony, and rituals along with various Tibetan instruments and other sacred objects that:
- Unlock your frozenness, tension, and hang-ups to unleash awakening to your full potential.
- Receive and internalize practices and rituals to bring about healing to your soul-body-mind, community, globe, and environment.
- Gain tools and techniques, practices and principles to further develop your emotional intelligence and alignment with higher purposes and powers.
- Receive ritual blessings of the Medicine Buddha, the Blue Healing Buddha meditation, mantras, chants, and Blue Inner mantra and healing visualizations.
This powerful, empowering immersion is essential for sacred healing. Enjoy and be uplifted with the ceremony of blessings that are pure, edifying, uplifting, and elevating. Open your heart and soul to receive spiritual energy transmissions that will bring secret innermost healings you can use for yourself and others. Take these treasures and gifts home to integrate into your daily life. This retreat is for both new and experienced meditators. Some cushions are available if you would like to sit on the floor, but you may wish to bring your own. Chairs are provided.
A block of rooms is available at the Courtyard Marriott Deerfield, 800 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015. Rooms will be held until June 1. To make a room reservation, call 866-614-8423 or 846-940-8222 and identify yourself as part of the Infinity Foundation Room Block. Hotels in the area tend to sell out, so it is advisable to book a room early. There will be a free shuttle to and from the hotel to Infinity each day. O’Hare is the closest airport to Infinity.
Take an incredible journey applying the classic Four Agreements with Don Miguel Ruiz’s Jr. new work on the intimacy of the soul. Imagine living a happier, fuller, and more meaningful life, one without conflict, guilt, or shame. Embrace a life where you are free to express the real you without fear of being judged by others and to love and accept yourself just the way you are. This way of life is entirely possible. Based on the family’s Toltec wisdom, Ruiz Jr. shares how to apply his father’s best selling book The Four Agreements in your everyday life as an instrument of transformation in this interactive immersion. Thus, enabling you to co-create a mutual understanding within the group of each agreement, including the Fifth Agreement, be skeptical.
Experience embracing the code of conduct of the Four Agreements, including the Fifth Agreement to
- Be impeccable with your word
- Don’t take anything personally
- Don’t make assumptions
- Always do your best
- Be skeptical
Deepen your understanding and practice of The Four Agreements, and unlock the power of these simple agreements to discover the underlying wisdom of them, and how they have the power to rapidly transform your life to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. Empower your life with impeccable communication and improve your relationships with everyone, including yourself.
Use the Four Agreements as a launch pad for deeper processing and reflection into your soul From this organic experience with time for questions and answers and interactive experientials.
Ruiz leads you to integrate the application of the Four Agreements with the intimacy of your soul. As this foundational understanding takes hold, you can apply it to all of your relationships and ignite your heart’s lantern. Whether you are working on moving beyond past hurts, celebrating or struggling with a life change, or simply expressing your respect and love, build awareness on how to bring greater intimacy and joy into your relationships. Intimate relationships are often the most challenging connections in life. They are laden with promise for safety, pleasure, and fulfillment, but frequently become battlegrounds where insecurities and personal demons come out to play—eluding the joy from what you hoped would be gratifying. Heal wounds from conditional love to love unconditionally.
Gain greater liberation, deeper intimacy, and tremendous honesty—the ingredients for real happiness in loving partnerships.
Improve or supercharge your relationships, change patterns that no longer serve you, and find out how to purposely and easily:
- Speak your truth in all of your loving relationships
- Know what you want and ask for it
- Spot and deconstruct the biggest myths that destroy real intimacy
- Make new agreements that are more in line with you true Authentic Self
- Use your awareness to heal the wounds that have impacted your relationships
Bring harmony into your most impactful relationship, the one with yourself. Further expand loving aspects to all of your relationships with those closest to you, whether it is your spouse, partner, child, friend, or others whom you cherish. Gain confidence and peace of mind and share that harmony with everyone in your life. Reclaim the freedom and joy that are a part of your birthright and restore the spirit of playfulness vital for love to blossom in all relationships.
A block of rooms is available at the Courtyard Marriott Highland Park, 1505 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. Rooms will be held until July 27. To make a room reservation, call 847-831-3338 and identify yourself as part of the Infinity Foundation Room Block. Hotels in the area tend to sell out, so it is advisable to book a room early. There will be a free shuttle to and from the hotel to Infinity each day. O’Hare is the closest airport to Infinity.
Feelings of separation from Spirit and the spirit within you cause alienation, detachment, disconnection, and general malaise. Ego interference and mental beliefs that you are what you think prevent you from re-imaging yourself. Transcend habitual patterns to get into the good habit of thinking with Spirit instead of with your ego. By choosing Spirit, you activate it in your mind to coalesce it with you, deepen your connection, and have spiritual vision in your life. These concepts, based in A Course in Miracles (AICM), can bring true miracles in your life.
Join Gary Renard, bestselling author and recipient of the 2010 Infinity Foundation Spirit Award, in an exhilarating application from revelations of his newest release, The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other. Engage with Renard as he weaves his teachings with stories, humor, and profundity.
Practice a unique, unconventional form of forgiveness to empower you to look at the world differently, leading to spiritual sight. In the process of practicing this form of vision, undo the false sense of separation that is the cause of all feelings of lack and scarcity. Open to hear messages and inspiration that come from Spirit to think more clearly with the guidance you receive. Gain a sense of wholeness and oneness of Spirit. Cultivate choosing Spirit to attain oneness.
Through experientials, practice forgiveness and open up to love automatically because that is what you are. This practical application leads to enlightenment and inner peace. When this happens, it positively changes everything for you in your life.
Discover steps you can take to reverse thoughts of separation and enter a process to obtain oneness within yourself and apply that within your relationships. Shift your perception to look at life as forgiveness opportunities instead of emotional reactivity to situations. Gain spiritual sight to view life as one instead of individual parts, bringing harmony and grace into your life as never before.
Through guided meditations, breathe into an inner peace. As your mind becomes more peaceful and connected to Spirit, you cannot help but be a positive influence on those around you. Find out how to witness the way you look at life. Ascertain how to take care of the cause and then discover that the effect will take care of itself. Deepen your ability for forgiveness.
Lift out of limitations of your mind to gain a clearer picture of how you can be healed by active forgiveness. Step into the shining Light within you. Experience loving for yourself and others. Live in your truth with happiness and joy.
A block of rooms is available at the Courtyard Marriott Highland Park, 1505 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. Rooms will be held until June 30. To make a room reservation, call 847-831-3338 and identify yourself as part of the Infinity Foundation Room Block. Hotels in the area tend to sell out, so it is advisable to book a room early. There will be a free shuttle to and from the hotel to Infinity each day. O’Hare is the closest airport to Infinity.