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.
Evanston West Village Business Association
As a member of this association, Tsogyaling is active in taking mediation off of the cushion and into our local community to help manifest peace. The West Village is a diverse, multi-cultural neighborhood filled with families, schools, churches and synagogues and small businesses. It is a thriving community of artists and healers. Tsogyaling works with the community on a wide array of issues and offers the perspective of meditation and Buddhist teachings
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.
The Evanston West Village Business Association hosted the Makin' It Happen Festival, May 20-21, 2011, showcasing artists, businesses and all this dynamic neighborhood has to offer.