Hello! The Gnostic Academy of Chicago is dedicated to applying practical techniques for intense spiritual transformation. The best practice we use for this purpose is meditation.
To accompany our introductory, weekday lecture series at the Edgebrook Public Library, we are offering free meditation classes at Messiah Lutheran Church (in Park Ridge) on Saturdays (from 4-5:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month; 3-4:30 p.m. for the following Saturdays).
Our instructor has been teaching meditation for over ten years and leads retreats in numerous parts of the country, including a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center.
Meditation classes are free, although donations are welcome. We do not have membership dues, subscriptions, or "masters" of any given lineage to follow. Neither do you need to take any vows in order to participate.
For more information about what meditation is, see this article.
Alongside the different meditation practices we engage with in our sessions, we also provide meditation instruction and lectures when possible.
Lectures are recorded and uploaded to our website: chicagognosis.org, which you can access at your convenience. Check them out to see if our teachings are a good fit for you.
If you plan to attend our meditation classes / lectures at Messiah Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, you can be let in at the NE entrance facing Lutheran General Hospital. The entrance is to the right of the Biblical inscription: "Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." -II Peter 3:18. The door is locked and will be opened by our instructor.
Have questions? Write to us!
Please register on our meetup webpage so we know to expect you!
We hope to see you soon!
-The Gnostic Academy of Chicago
Join us for public lectures in Chicago on the Gnostic Teachings, a practical, spiritual and scientific methodology for transforming suffering and acquiring personal knowledge of the divine.
Our lectures are intended to introduce students to the vast array of esoteric practices and resources within Universal Gnosticism so that, through their implementation, the sincere aspirant may come to the direct, cognizant experience of fundamental mystical truths. Our instruction is focused on delivering and clarifying the application of these transformative practices to one's individual life, as well as explicating their relevance, prevalence and impact throughout the world's great religious scriptures and traditions.
Classes will be held at the following location:
Edgebrook Public Library
5331 W Devon Ave,
Chicago, IL. 60646
If you have questions, please feel free to write to help [at] chicagognosis.org. In order to freely register for classes, visit The Chicagoland Gnostic Academy MeetUp.
We invite students of mysticism, religion and spirituality, from all traditions and denominations, to actualizing their innate potential. May the blossoming of spirituality flourish within your mind and heart!