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Natural Awakenings Chicago

Mindful Awakening with Lama Surya Das

May 24, 2017 02:44PM

Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das, a bestselling author considered by some as one of the most learned and respected Buddhist teachers in the West, will conduct a two-day retreat, Mindful Awakening, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 24 and 25, with an optional Saturday program from 7 to 9 p.m., in Northbrook. Mindfulness is the essential heart of Buddhist teachings. 

                Participants will cultivate mindful awareness and lucid presence, enabling them to live more fully and truly inhabit each and every moment; increase calm and inner peace; focus; and increase attention span, effectiveness, patience and resilience. They will discover methods to deal with challenging emotions, which is essential to leading a healthy, well-balanced and harmonious life.

      Das’ light and lively teaching style includes discussion, meditation and mindfulness practices for both new and experienced meditators.

Cost is $300 (includes a light continental breakfast and lunch) if registered by May 25; $340 after. CEU and lodging are available. Location: Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook. For more information and registration, visit