Awakin Chicago

WHEN: June 27, 2019, 7-9 pm
WHAT:  “When we sit for an hour in silence together, we get connected, It may not always be conscious, but our behavior changes. There’s a shift from me to we.”  [Nipun Mehta]
7:00PM An hour of collective silence. This hour is unguided, without any instructions or music. For first-timers, this primer on meditation may be helpful.
8:00PM A short reading of a reflective passage from a wisdom tradition, followed by a circle of sharing of "aha" moments from everyday life. This month's reading will be sent with the event details for those who RSVP. 
9:00PM A simple vegetarian dinner offered to all present. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs.

As more background, Awakin gatherings started when three friends got together two decades ago to sit in silence in an ordinary living room in Silicon Valley. No teachers or gurus. No set agendas or proposed beliefs either. Just one strong principle -- when you change within, the world changes. And instead of closing the door, they left it open ... to all.

Read more about one attendee's lessons from joining the circle HERE> 

Today, Awakin Circles have organically rippled to eighty cities around the globe. People meditate for the first hour, engage in a circle of reflective sharing in the second hour, and conclude the night by receiving a delicious home-cooked meal. A palpable sense of gratitude and community weaves through it all. Folks have blogged about its extra-"ordinariness", and the ripples of inner transformation are countless -- and continue on. Simply put, Awakin Circles are about sharing stillness, service, and community.

If you're able to join, do RSVP below with your email, and you'll receive more details as we get closer.     
HOST:Roshni Shah