Sacred Circle of Women
This is a pivotal time for our world and our planet. This gathering is a step toward building a foundation of strength and understanding of what it means to live in your excellence as a woman. Through kundalini yoga & meditation as well as deep dialogue, we will elevate ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually, which will inspire us to create positive changes in ourselves, our families, communities, and the world. In a most organic and feminine way, a conscious circle is the opposite of a hierarchical structure. It is a place where each woman is respected for having her own wisdom and can listen, be heard, and grow. This work will help us relate to ourselves with greater compassion and to one another in a deeper, more meaningful, tolerant way.
Workshops on various topics are offered on a monthly basis. Please contact me to be added to our email announcement list.
Cups of Wisdom
Building Community Through Conversation
“When two people relate to each other authentically, and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them”.
- Martin Buber
Cup of Wisdom salons are intimate, informal gatherings that offer a hospitable place for a diverse group of people to share their thoughts and explore the important questions of our time. These salons are non-denominational gatherings that are formed around reading and discussing Rabbi Rami Shapiro’s World Wisdom Bible, which is an anthology of teachings derived from many of the world’s religions which speak to
Perennial Wisdom at the mystic heart of all religion.
This is not a world religion class, nor a place for proselytizing or politics. Instead, we gather to expand our thinking and worldview through the sharing of ideas in a safe and open environment. Participants are encouraged to think more deeply about truth, the nature of wisdom, and their own spiritual journey. Such authentic searching and dialogue will help to seed a new consciousness that will lead the planet beyond alienation and isolation to Integration and unity; beyond fear to love; and beyond violence to greater cooperation and peace.
New Salon beginning in 2018!
Life Maps Workshop Series
A reflective, visual tool for small groups (up to 6 people), or individuals, who wish to rediscover their authentic Self and who seek to know God in a deeper way. This is an effective and powerful series! Contact me if you would like to add your name to the announcement list for this series or are interested in working through the maps privately.
Night Visions, A Sacred Dream Group
“Is it not known to all people that the dream is the most usual way of God’s revelation to humankind?” – Tertullian (early Christian writer)
This small group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month in the Parish Center at St. Mike’s in Old Town, Chicago.
Through a projective method, we “work” our dreams in attempt to glean their message and hidden truths. This is a confidential, supportive gathering of men and women who have found added richness in their life through dreamwork. For questions and/or to RSVP please contact me.
BeComing: Exploring MidLife Transitions
This workshop is co-facilitated with Mary Hogan and is offered as an all-day workshop or two-day retreat.
This powerful event will help you review your life experiences, gifts and passions in order to consider new life possibilities. It is a beautiful way to connect and build community with other people who are also experiencing life changes. The BeComing workshop is being offered on a number of dates and at several venues. Please contact Susan for more information or if you would like us to host a BeComing workshop near you.
Warrior Goddess Series
This offering is a sacred gathering for women of all ages who are on a heroine’s journey toward Wholeness. Healing, laughing and growing together through yoga, mindfulness, and nurturing the inner life you will find the courage to accept and embrace your authentic, precious wild Self! This is a wonderful series for a group of friends to do together! If you are interested in having me facilitate, please contact me. Read more about the Warrior Goddess Series
Contemplative Alliance/Global Peace Initiative of Women
“GPIW exists at the intersection of contemplative practice, peace building, spiritual wisdom, community dialogue, and social advocacy.” – Janelle Surpris, GPIW
A local chapter of this United Nations sponsored group is coming to Chicago! If you are interested in making connections and friendships with people from different faiths in an atmosphere of respect and openness; if being socially engaged and environmentally responsible are important, this gathering may be for you. Seeds are now being planted for this work. Please contact me if you would like to be involved in the planning or are interested in attending an upcoming meeting.