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Natural Awakenings Chicago

Theosophical Society in America Annual Festival

Jul 24, 2019 01:42PM

The TheosoFEST Mind Body Spirit Festival, to be held on 40 acres of beautiful grounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 7, features talks on meditation, Buddhism, holistic healing and more. There will be tasty, vegetarian food; a holistic marketplace showcasing more than 100 vendors; a festive Kids’ Korner; intuitive readings; labyrinth walks; tai chi and yoga; and more. There is also a world-class library, the Quest Book Shop and the Buddha Meditation Garden.

       The first Theosophical Society in America TheosoFEST was held in 1990, in conjunction with the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions. The festival grows in popularity each year, with around 3,000 people attending last year.

       The Theosophical Society was founded in 1875, in New York City, by Russian noblewoman Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and an American attorney, Colonel Henry Steel Olcott, along with another attorney, William Quan Judge, and other individuals in search of ancient wisdom.

Admission is free (lawn parking is $5). Location: 1926 N. Main St., Wheaton. For more information, visit Theosophical.org/theosofest.