Midwest Buddhist Temple will host the 2018 Autumn Mind/Body Seminar on Saturday September 15, 2018. Registration will begin at 9:00 am and the program will finish at 1:30 pm.

The guest teacher for this seminar is Young Klessig, a retired nurse practitioner from Stroger Hospital and long time community teacher of Qi Gong. Qi Gong is a Chinese system of healing and balance based on moving energy or Qi through the body in order to promote improved health and wellbeing. It consists of simple movements combined with mindful awareness and breathing.

The seminar will also feature a gentle yoga class and a meditation class (bring a Yoga mat if you wish or the Temple has some that can be borrowed). Refreshments will be served during two breaks scheduled in the program.

Seminar Information

When: September 15, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where Midwest Buddhist Temple
Suggested Donation: Temple Member $10, general public $15, students $10
Note: Refreshments will be served during two breaks in the schedule
Registration: Contact the MBT office to register: email office@mbtchicago.org or call 312 943 7801

Seminar Schedule

9:00 am Registration and Welcome
9:30 am Yoga led by Susan Gilkey
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Qi Gong shared by Young Klessis
12:15 pm Break
12:30 pm Meditation led by Susan Gilkey

About session leaders:

Young Klessig – Qi Gong
Young Klessig is a retired nurse practitioner who worked many years at Stroger Hospital in various outpatient clinics. She has practiced Qi Gong for many years. It was very meaningful for her to learn Qi Gong at a time of personal strain and fatigue due to the challenges of balancing the demands of a young family and the time and emotional requirements of her work. Qi Gong became a lifelong practice for Young. She teaches weekly in two locations in the Chicago community. One of the classes is at Weiss Memorial Hospital in their community health outreach program.

Dr. Susan Gilkey – Yoga Movement & Zen Shin Meditations
Susan Gilkey is a retired physician. During her career she worked as a diagnostic radiologist at Cook County Hospital. She has been practicing yoga for 43 years and teaching for 16 years. Yoga is an ancient Indian system of health using movement, breathing, meditation and philosophy). Susan is also a Minister’s Assistant at Midwest Buddhist Temple. Susan teaches yoga in various community locations including Evanston and Cook County Jail. Susan facilitates Zen Shin Meditation sessions at Midwest Buddhist Temple at 8:30am Sunday and 6pm Wednesday. She has coordinated the Mind Body Seminars since Rev. Ogui’s departure in 2004.

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