April 29 – May 1, 2016 • University of Chicago
Keynote Speakers: Pema Chödrön and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Dynamic, cutting-edge speakers
Connect, learn and act! See the long list of extraordinary workshops and breakout sessions available.
CONNECT, LEARN, ACT … Change the conditions causing inequality and violence in Chicago
CONNECT: Create a genuine connection with individuals from all over the city and beyond
LEARN: Deepen your understanding of the causes and effects of trauma and prejudice
ACT: Reach deeply within ourselves for the bravery, courage and mutual respect to commit to change
If we can feel confident in our goodness, it will illuminate our life and society. – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
You have to get dirty with your emotions. Meditation allows us to feel them, live them, and taste them completely. – Pema Chödrön
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.
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Barry Butler Photography; Aarti Tejuja; Marvin Moore; and Kalleen Mortensen.
(hosting partner organization for Awaken Chicago)
37 N. Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607