As a small, community-based meditation center, Tsogyaling is committed to working in partnership with other organizations. Current collaborations include:
Heartwood Center for Body Mind Spirit
Heartwood is a holistic healthcare center with more than 45 healing professionals, each highly skilled in their chosen modality. Practitioners offer acupuncture and herbal medicine, psychotherapy and bodywork and massage therapy. Teachers offer classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation and Dance. Heartwood has been at the forefront of holistic healthcare for more than 12 years and is a membership community in which all participants are self-employed. The practitioners and teachers of Heartwood are known for the compassion that infuses their work.
As a member of the Heartwood community, Tsogyaling has the unique opportunity to explore the connections between mediation and holisitic healthcare. Most of Tsogyaling’s mediation teachers are also healing professionals and they bring their expertise into their classes. At Tsogyaling, we welcome our students to bring their healthcare issues of mind body and emotions to our classes and learn how meditation could be helpful.
Heartwood Foundation Women & Cancer Program
This program provides free holistic healthcare for women of limited financial means living with cancer. The program serves clients at the Heartwood Center and at locations throughout Chicagoland. Tsogyaling welcomes women from the program into their meditation classes and offers them individual meditation instruction to help work with the vast array of challenges that cancer survivors face. Tsogyaling meditation teachers work with women in the program who are coming to the end of their lives and wish to use the practice of meditation to help with this transition. Meditation teachers also are available to speak with women who wish to understand death from a Buddhist perspective.
Buddhist Council of the Midwest
The Buddhist Council of the Midwest promotes the spread of the Dharma by fostering the learning and practice of Buddhism in America, inclusive of all three Buddhist traditions. Its mission is to be a vehicle of mutual aid and fellowship for Buddhist organizations throughout the Midwest, to celebrate the diversity of Buddhist philosophy and culture, and to represent and advocate for the Buddhist community in the public realm, confronting misunderstandings or misrepresentations of the Dharma and engaging in inter-religious dialogue.
Alderman Jean-Baptiste, Dickelle Fonda of the
Dewey-Darrow Neighborhood Association,
State Representative Robyn Gabel and Nancy Floy
welcome everyone through the doors
of Heartwood Center, Evanston, Illinois USA.
The Heartwood Foundation Women & Cancer Program has been providing free holistic healthcare treatments to low income women with cancer since 2004.