• April 29 – May 1, 2016 • University of Chicago

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  • Keynote Speakers: Pema Chödrön and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

  • Dynamic, cutting-edge speakers

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  • Connect, learn and act! See the long list of extraordinary workshops and breakout sessions available.

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  • CONNECT, LEARN, ACT … Change the conditions causing inequality and violence in Chicago

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  • CONNECT: Create a genuine connection with individuals from all over the city and beyond

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  • LEARN: Deepen your understanding of the causes and effects of trauma and prejudice

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  • ACT: Reach deeply within ourselves for the bravery, courage and mutual respect to commit to change

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  • If we can feel confident in our goodness, it will illuminate our life and society. – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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  • You have to get dirty with your emotions. Meditation allows us to feel them, live them, and taste them completely. – Pema Chödrön

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Awaken Chicago: The Power of all People. Together.
Over 700 people participated in the April 29 – May 1, 2016 Awaken Chicago Conference!
Watch this website for events and news as Chicago Keeps Awakening!

Together we will keep “. . . learning from and supporting each other as we inspire change in ourselves and society. Together we can help alleviate the suffering of our neighbors and celebrate each other’s joy.” —The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche

“ . . . when things fall apart, well, that’s the big opportunity to change.”  –Pema Chodron

 

Awaken Chicago was a pivotal weekend event within a movement to change the conditions causing violence, isolation, and inequality in Chicago, through connection, learning, and action.  Awaken Chicago continues through each of the Awaken Chicago partner organizations.

 

About Awaken Chicago

Awaken Chicago was a pivotal weekend event within a movement to change the conditions causing violence, isolation, and inequality in Chicago, through connection, learning, and action.  Awaken Chicago continues through each of the Awaken Chicago partner organizations.