Rudolf Steiner Branch - Chicago

4249 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

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About the Branch

Greetings and Welcome to the website of The Rudolf Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.  We are located near the bustling Lincoln Square neighborhood in ChicagoMap

We have a rich life here at the branch, with many study groups and ongoing events which are listed below.

Programs, Festivals and Special events are in the column to the right. 

In the LINKS section below find past zoom webinar recordings.

Due to the current world situation many events are online, so we have added a new feature at the bottom of this page: ANTHROPOSOPHY WORLD WIDE, listing initiatives from groups and branches around the world that you can join. 

The History of the Rudolf Steiner Group in Chicagofrom Henry Barnes book "Into the Hearts Land, Rudolf Steiner's work in North America."

Do you have a desire to serve & share your gifts? Be an active member of the Community! There are many things that need to happen to keep the branch life alive. contact Info@remove-this.RSchicago.remove-this.org 

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Special Events

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All events take place at the Rudolf Steiner Branch, 4249 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 except as noted.

March 27 - 1pm -The Sevenfold I Am of Christ in Death and Resurrection

The Sevenfold I Am of Christ in Death and Resurrection

Zoom presentation by Daniel Hafner from Nuremberg, Germany.

Daniel Hafner is a member of the Anthroposophical Society and the School for Spiritual Science. He works as a priest of the Christian Community. He lives in Nuremberg, Germany.

Saturday March 27

1:00 – 3:00 PM CT USA,
19:00 hours London time
20:00 Berlin, Germany
22:00 Moscow, Russia
2:00 PM ET (US, Canada)
1:00 PM CT (US, Canada)
11:00 AM PT (US, Canada)
9:00 AM Honolulu, Hawaii
next day, 6:00 AM Sidney, Australia,
next day, 8:00 AM, Wellington, NZ

The event is organized by program committee of Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch.
For more information, please, contact Andrei Onegin at aonegin@remove-this.rschicago.remove-this.org

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/93783195866

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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 937 8319 5866
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Suggested donation $15.00 payment via PayPal 

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Holy Week & Easter Festival 2021 (March 28 – April 4) The 8-Fold Path to the Easter Elementals

The 8-Fold Path to the Easter Elementals

Holy Week 2021 (March 28 – April 4): Starting on Palm Sunday then thru-out Holy Week including Easter Morning, we will meet every day on Zoom at 10:10 am (Central Time) to create together a Thought-Seed Egregore based on the Herbert Hahn Verse

When I think light, my soul shines,
When my soul shines, the earth is a star,
When the earth is a star, then I am, a true human being

& then we will take turns sharing the indications for that day from Rudolf Steiner / The Buddha’s 8 –fold Path, known as the ‘Weekday Exercises’ (let me know if you would like to lead one of the days? (5 min) Holy Week  chart

Palm SUNDAY
Resolves or ‘RIGHT JUDGMENT.’ having been formed independently of sympathies and antipathies.

Holy MONDAY
Talking – ‘RIGHT WORD.’

Holy TUESDAY
External actions- ‘RIGHT DEED.’

Holy WEDNESDAY
The ordering of life. – ‘RIGHT STANDPOINT.’

Maundy THURSDAY
Human Endeavour. – ‘TO LET ALL THE EXERCISES BECOME A HABIT.

Good FRIDAY
The endeavor to learn as much as possible from life. – ‘RIGHT MEMORY.’ (Remembering what has been learned from experiences).

Holy SATURDAY
To pay attention to one’s ideas. – ‘RIGHT OPINION.’

The octave of the New Sun
EASTER SUNDAY
To turn one’s gaze inwards –
RIGHT EXAMINATION.’

Whoever is holding the leading thoughts for that day will tie it into some 5-10 min. artistic exercise based on the indications

Group sharing (5 min)

We close with the ‘reversed’ Hahn verse.
I am a True Human Being
For the Earth is a Star
The Earth is a Star
When I Think Light
When I think Light
My Soul Shines

Then later in the afternoon on Easter Sunday – 4 April 2021, in person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & online 2 pm – 4 pm Central Time.

Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Hazel Archer – The octave of the New Sun

Keynote with Ines Katharina (Bee Keeper, Founder of the Biodynamic Emerald Honeybee Sanctuary, Waldorf Teacher) Ines will connect the Easter Thought with the Elemental Beings & the flight of the Queen Bee.

Mary Ruud will give us a performance of ‘Rock Spring Wonder’

We close with singing ‘Now the green Blade Riseth’

Potluck Social Time in the Schreinerei – Please bring food & drink to share

$10 Suggested Donation (can’t make it? or joining us online? please consider supporting this event, Thank you)

*Dear friends, please join the call at 10:05 am to get settled in so we can begin the Thought-Seed promptly at 10:10 am
Topic: The 8-Fold Path thru Holy Week 2021
Time: Starting on Palm Sunday Mar 28 – thru Easter Morning, 2021 10:10 AM Central Time
Every day, 8 occurrence(s)
Mar 28, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 29, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 30, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 31, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 1, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 2, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 3, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 4, 2021 10:10 AM

Daily: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJErdOqsqj8iGNzL8iNTwKUXyrvmVGSSXqaW/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCtqDgpHtCRuBuPRowMBIjCb-jwiClHjY1HsEfsLRRESTbOL_BUP4RYI-vo

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95633444828?pwd=Wk56K08vK2dNQUhhK0Q2S09zQWJrQT09 Meeting ID: 956 3344 4828 – Passcode: bee

Dial by your location Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aX8X3nrr3 Meeting ID: 956 3344 4828 – Passcode: 425730

April 3 - 1pm - Easter Reflections in the Corona Time 2021

Easter Reflections in the Corona Time 2021

Zoom presentation by Ross Rentea, MD
Chicago, IL, USA.

“Dear Friends, in the past webinars we have concentrated on the challenges brought on by the pandemic towards the soul-spiritual aspects of our human constitution. This time we will look closer at the physical and etheric bodies and the help anthroposophical medicine can bring. As before we will share some of the research we have done at the Kolisko Institute. Being mindful of Rudolf Steiner’s indications can also bring us closer to deepen our understanding of the Easter Mystery.”

Ross Rentea, MD, has been practicing anthroposophical medicine in Chicago for nearly 40 years. He is a member of the Anthroposophical Society (1972), the First Class of the School for Spiritual Science (1974), the Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (1984) and the Christian Community (1976). He has served on the Board of the American College of Anthroposophic Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and published recently (2017) the book “Childhood Illnesses and Immunizations”. He is a co-founder of the True Botanica Company www.truebotanica.com and the Lili Kolisko Institute for Anthroposophical Medicine www.koliskoinstitute.org

April 3, Saturday,

1:00 – 3:00 PM CT USA,
19:00 London, UK
20:00 Berlin, Germany
22:00 Moscow, Russia
2:00 PM ET (US, Canada)
1:00 PM CT (US, Canada)
11:00 AM PT (US, Canada)
9:00 AM Honolulu, Hawaii
next day, 6:00 AM Sydney, Australia,
next day, 8:00 AM, Wellington, NZ

The event is organized by the program committee of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch. 

For more information, please, contact Andrei Onegin at aonegin@remove-this.rschicago.remove-this.org  

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99542047320

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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 995 4204 7320
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Zoom meeting is limited by 500 participants.

 

$5.00 registration fee,

$15 suggested donations via PayPal
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To register, please, make your payment, by using the link https://donate.rschicago.org/ 

Your contributions will support non profit activities of The Lili Kolisko Institute for Anthroposophical Medicine and Rudolf Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.

April 17 - 1-3pm - How can we approach the Elements and Ethers today?

How can we approach the Elements and Ethers today?

Zoom presentation by

Johannes Kühl,

Switzerland, Dornach, Goetheanum, Natural Science Section of the Free School of Spiritual Science.

 

Since Aristotle humanity lives and thinks with the concepts of the four elements and the ether. With the beginning of the scientific age these concepts seem to become obsolete but they come up again and again and Rudolf Steiner used them in Anthroposophy and it seems to approach them has a lot to do with our relation to nature and the earth in general. So it seems relevant today to deepen their understanding and experience. That I would like to try in this presentation.

Saturday, April 17, 

1:00 – 3:00 PM CT USA,
2:00 PM ET (US, Canada)
1:00 PM CT (US, Canada)
11:00 AM PT (US, Canada) 

The event is organized by the program committee of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch. For more information, please, contact Andrei Onegin at aonegin@remove-this.rschicago.remove-this.org 

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91097915236

Dial by your location
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 910 9791 5236
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/anKHvUWRR

 

Registration fee is $15.00 ,

 payment via PayPal or

with your credit/debit card

Important: please type "J. Kuhl" 

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To make your payment, please, follow the link https://donate.rschicago.org/ 

 

Johannes Kühl, born 1953 in Germany, studied physics in Hamburg and Göttingen. After one year of research at the science section at the Goetheanum he taught physics, chemistry and mathematics at the Waldorf school Stuttgart Uhlandshöhe. From 1996 to 2020 he was the leader of the science section at the Goetheanum and a member of the collegium of the school of spiritual science where he still works. His research interests are goetheanistic physics, the understanding of quantum physics, the relation of technology and human culture – and Anthroposophy.