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 Outreach 

Reaching Outward, Looking Inward

At KMC Chicago, we offer meditation programs for businesses, schools, and other groups wishing to cultivate better co-workers and leaders, more resilient and focused students, and happier, more confident people. Classes are held at one of our centers or our experienced teachers can come to you. It’s your choice.

You can select one of the topics listed below, or have us customize a session to your particular needs. Most of these classes run from 60 to 90 minutes in length.

Suggested Programs

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Clear Mind at Work

You’ll discover ways to overcome the daily grind of workplace stress, interpersonal challenges, and lagging performance to become a better co-worker and leader. Each session explores essential principles of changing ordinary habits of thinking to reacting in more positive and constructive ways. These simple and effective meditations can be practiced anytime and also be applied to your personal life.

Topics:

  • Tools for Success: Your Mind and Your Intention

  • Embracing Change: The Wisdom of Flexibility

  • Calm Within the Storm: Managing Difficult Emotions

  • Authentic Leadership: Be Grounded, Be Confident

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Meditation

 

These classes focus on simple and transformative meditations and are appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.  Each session explores how the principles of meditation and mindfulness can be integrated into everyday activities so that every hour of your day becomes part of your path to greater self-awareness, positivity and inner strength.

Topics:

  • Meditation for Beginners

  • Developing a Calm, Clear Mind

  • Enhancing Loving Kindness

  • Meditation & Mindfulness in Daily Life

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Meditation for Young People 

 

Learn simple and effective meditations to make your mind calm, clear and positive when you're feeling stressed or unhappy. Explore difficult emotions and negative thinking while increasing awareness of your full potential. Connect to your own source of inner peace, confidence and power to become a better friend with greater empathy, patience and understanding of others.

Topics:

  • Conquering Stress & Difficult Emotions

  • Overcoming Self-Doubt with Authentic Confidence

  • Asking the Big Questions: Who am I and What is Life all About?

  • It's Complicated: Making Sense of Relationships

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Buddhism

 

These sessions cover essential concepts of Modern Buddhism--such as the nature of the mind, karma, and enlightenment--as well as how you can apply these ideas to improve the quality of your life, solve your daily problems and help you make progress along the spiritual path to lasting happiness.

Topics:

  • The Power of the Mind

  • Karma and the Key to Happiness

  • Enlightenment: Awakening Your Spiritual Potential

  • Exploring the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Community Events

Meditation Mondays

Meditation Mondays

Drop in for a free 30-minute meditation on the third Monday of each month. In conjunction with OPRF Chamber of Commerce, it's open to anyone in the local business community. Visit oprfchamber.org for details.

Join us in the park!

Join us in the park!

As part of our outreach program, we're happy to offer free guided meditations each Sunday during the summer at the Wicker Park Farmers Market. Join us at 8:15 - 8:45am in the Southwest corner of Wicker Park (Damen and Schiller). Each time, you can expect practical instruction and encouraging guidance during the meditation. Just bring something to sit on.