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Come celebrate Summer by getting your chi flowing at these special Heartwood seminars! Whether you take one of the seminars or both, you will feel the benefits of these beautiful Chinese martial arts forms. Seminar One: Summer Chi Gong for the Heart This is a special Chi Gong form created by Grandmaster Zhang, based on…

Please join Corinne Peterson and Myrna Weinman for an afternoon of NIA, Yoga, and Yoga Nidra in celebration of Summer!  Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Heartwood Center, 1818 West Dempster Street, Skylight Room During these warm months, everything is growing and alive, soaking in the vibrant, radiant, l…

We are delighted to announce Rinpoche’s schedule teachings for her visit to Ösel Ling, August 16-21. We invite everyone to join us for this precious opportunity. Teachings will be held at 181 Dempster St., Evanston, IL. All are welcome. Full Week of Teachings (includes all sections listed below) $250 | $280 beginning J…

TIMES: Saturday, June 3rd: 9:30am – 5:00pm Sunday, June 4th: 9:30am – 4:30pm Special Note: On Friday, June 2nd 6:00pm: Lopön Barbara will lead the June 2nd Friday night Gateway class at 6:00pm. TUITION: Through May 24: $125 / 112.50 (members) Beginning May 25: $135 / 121.50 (members) (Monthly contributors receive an ad…

When : May 31st from 6-8pm at Heartwood Center There are now 41 qualifying conditions in Illinois for which patients can use medical cannabis. Do you have questions? If so, we can help. This session will give you an in-depth look at The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act.  Recommended for adults who want to obta…

Calligraphing the Heart Sutra, Taught by Lopön Helen Berliner The practice known as “copying the Heart Sutra” is traditionally revered as a way, or path, to actually becoming the wisdom embodied in the words. Like music, the meaning of the Heart Sutra is universal and readily accessible to anyone willing to listen. Its…

A Public Talk by Lopön Helen Berliner Contemplation, from the Latin contemplari, literally means “within a space to see clearly.” The space is the mind of meditation. It accommodates the good, the bad, the complex, and is a source of unconditional creativity and joy. What is clearly seen in that space is the bigger pic…

Ann Brown, practitioner at Heartwood and owner of Mystic Heart Healing, co-hosts: Drinks with Your Elders, by Dave Romanelli on April 27. Too often, the elderly in America become invisible and lonely. “On a scale of one to 10, the pain of being alone is a 10,” one elderly lady said. We can all do better! How we treat o…

Becoming self-empowered with mindful, body-centered Focusing.         Today there is new generation of body-centered practices backed by nuero-science, that go beyond words and thoughts and reach the bodily experiencing beneath THINKING that affects human behavior and change. The discovery of this bodily felt awareness…

Heartwood Center is in the midst of positive change – we have become the official non-profit, healing arts component of Mindrol Ösel Ling (which now includes Tsogyaling Meditation Center). We need your help: we have a goal of raising $21,000 in 21 days so that Heartwood can close out all obligations as it transitions t…