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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Infinity Foundation Named Best Place for Lifelong Learning Classes and Best Place for Meditation.
Real love is about developing a core within and an ability to love beyond reciprocating. It invites you to practice courage, as well as resilience, self-forgiveness, acceptance, gratitude, and letting go.
Join Sharon Salzberg, one of the most influential meditation teachers in the West, in her most recent work and upcoming release, Real Love. Move beyond the standard definition of love as intense affection, romance, adoration, strong attachment, and personal attraction. Discover how to redefine and explore a world of greater possibility to experience love in a more essential way, without the stale narratives perpetuated by popular culture. Move from feelings of alienation to reconciliation and peace while still maintaining your integrity. Experience and appreciate love as a more sustaining and sustainable kind of happiness.
Increase awareness and a sense of deep connection with yourself and others. Apply mindfulness and loving kindness to reach into your heart, open it, and take risks by breaking free of the limits and expectations of love. Create a spacious balance of mind that allows you a more direct, experiential relationship with love.
Identifying and acknowledging your habitual thought patterns is the first step in developing a greater sense of awareness regarding your moment-to-moment existence. With core mindfulness and loving kindness techniques and meditation experientials, be guided through methods that best align with where you are right now by:
- Acknowledging and reconciling the inclusion of loving with yourself, others, and the world.
- Connecting and fostering self-love and love for others.
- Enhancing your capacity to love and receive the love of others with acceptance and a new perspective.
In these practices, you are invited to return, abide, and dwell in the flourishing of your potential. Rather than fall in and out of love, rise in love. Experience more compassion and well-being, connection, and a stronger sense of authenticity.
This retreat is for both new and experienced meditators. Bring a cushion if you would like to sit on the floor. Chairs are provided. The Saturday night optional program offers time for questions and answers and guided meditation.
When the great Sufi mystic and poet Jalal-ud-Din Rumi died at sunset in Konya, southern Turkey, on December 17, 1273, he had composed more than 3,500 odes, 2,000 quatrains, and a vast spiritual epic called the Mathnawai. Increasingly, Rumi is being recognized as a unique spiritual genius.
Understand your spiritual inheritance—and particularly the gifts of the way of passion—with entirely new eyes. Be initiated into an understanding of how the fusion of compassion and passion, equanimity and fire, tender love, and sacred activism, can give rise to a sacred life that can change the world. During this unprecedented journey, enter into the alchemy that shaped Rumi’s life and understand on a cellular level why his wisdom is so essential for navigating these times as we pass through perilous challenges and a collective dark night and seek to birth a new era of peace.
The return of Rumi’s consciousness to the planet is not a coincidence and Harvey is one of his leading interpreters, helping you to understand Rumi’s deeper messages and apply them to your life and times. Rumi fuses the soul force of a Jesus, the philosophical intellect of a Plato, and the literary gifts of a Shakespeare to create the ultimate expression of human-divine genius, thereby illuminating your own path forward.
Rumi is the world’s greatest mystical poet. He speaks to you from the depths of your own sacred identity. What he says has the electric eloquence of your innermost truth. No other poet or philosopher has Rumi’s almost frightening intimacy of address, conveying the terror, rapture, and wonder of awakening to Divine Love with such fearless and gorgeous courage, humility, and unflinching clarity.
Join Harvey, an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, and teacher, and the author of more than 30 books, including the critically acclaimed Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi for an animated, inspiring, eye-opening in-depth understanding of Rumi’s poems. Connect with the passion, compassion, and spirituality reflected in you as you:
- Explore, in-depth, Rumi’s most powerful poems.
- Experience three practices from the Islamic mystical tradition.
- Deepen your Divine Love and open your heart.
This is an unprecedented opportunity to birth the Divine Human and begin creating heaven on earth as you discover the radiant gems of wisdom hidden within the beloved poetry. Prepare to awaken your depths, expand your mind, and savor the nectar of your soul
To contribute to world peace where violence and hate is prevalent, we must find inner peace. In times of chaos, uncertainty, and negativity, it is critically important to realize our oneness with the Universe, with all Beings. Then we emanate peace that reflects within our families, friends, coworkers, neighborhoods, communities, and nations. You can actively be part of peace when you have inner peace. Peace begins with each of us, one person at a time.
Meditate and cultivate a shared awareness of our common humanity and solidarity with the world. The cause of a truly comprehensive and lasting peace can most effectively be furthered by ceaselessly expanding circles of friendship and understanding through dialogue, exchange, and cooperation. Join in this joyous, uplifting experience that contributes to your own sense of peace and community while furthering world peace.
9:30 AM | Guided Visualization for Inner Peace with Claudia Lubin, Cert. Yoga Nidra Practitioner
Be guided into higher frequencies of your conscious and subconscious mind. Experience a deep peace that heals your internal and external world.
10:30 AM | Sound Healing with Crystal Bowls
with Marian McNair
Attune to the sweet healing tones and overtones of crystal bowls and Marian’s angelic voice into a serene embodiment of peace.
11:30 AM | Connecting with Angels with Therese Evans
Experience the deep peace of connecting with the energy of angels for clarity, comfort, and healing.
12:30 PM | Light lunch included.
1:00 PM |Gong Meditation with Michelle Fiore, Kundalini Yoga Instructor
Take a mystical excursion with the sound of the gong. Enter a deep state of relaxation, release thoughts, and stimulate the glandular system to a higher level of functioning.
2:00 PM | Guided Spiritual Meditation for Peace with Mark Anthony Lord
Take a journey into the depths of your soul to expand your individual connection to peace by uniting with the collective consciousness for humanity to choose peace.
3:00 PM | Kirtan: Joyful Chanting with The Bhakti Caravan
Open your heart and elevate your spirit with the group energy of community call-and-response with joyful chants of peace and love, a universal clarion call for humanity to choose peace.
4:00 PM | Oneness Blessing Meditation with Savitia Jachim
As you receive the oneness blessing, your heart opens and your mind quiets to shift to a realization of oneness with all of creation and Divine presence.
Come when you can and stay as long as you would like. Please bring a mat or blanket to lie on and a floor cushion if you would prefer to use that instead of a chair. No meditation experience is needed. You are the key to the growth of our community. Proceeds go toward sustaining Infinity’s building fund. Light lunch and snacks are included