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 

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Donations & Dues

The Branch is now accepting dues payments & donations through paypal. You may also use ChaseQuickPay with Zelle if you prefer. 

Please include a note as to what the payment is for.

Thank you for your support.

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 7 - 2pm - Cosmic Intelligence and the Christ Consciousness in the Realm of Nutrition

A Battle for the Cosmic Intelligence and the Christ Consciousness in the Realm of Nutrition

Ahrimanic deception in the recent past and at present. 

The Ways of Human survival.

Zoom presentation by Yuriy Yurchenko MD,

St Petersburg, Russia.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PM CT USA, 

20:00 London,
21:00 Berlin, Germany;
22:00 South Africa;
23:00 Moscow, Russia;
3:00 PM ET (US, Canada);
1:00 PM MT (US, Canada);
12:00 AM PT (US, Canada);
next day, 7:00 AM Sydney, Australia;
next day, 9:00 AM, Wellington, NZ

$15 suggested donations:

Important: please type "Dr. Yuriy" in your PayPal payment application.

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The event is organized by program committee of Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch. For more information, please, contact Andrei Onegin at


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Limited by 500 participants

March 14 - 2pm - Tolerance Is Not Enough


Zoom presentation by Andrew Wolpert, UK

Because intolerance is so odious we eagerly promote tolerance as an ideal.  It is obviously preferable to intolerance, but in this presentation Andrew will challenge the notion that tolerance is a desirable aim. 

20:00 hours London time
21:00 Berlin, Germany
23:00 Moscow, Russia
3:00 PM ET (US, Canada)
2:00 PM CT (US, Canada)
12:00 PM PT (US, Canada)
10:00 AM Honolulu, Hawaii
Jan. 30, 7:00 AM Sidney, Australia,
Jan. 30, 9:00 AM, Wellington, NZ

$ 15 suggested donations:

Important: please type "A.Wolpert" in your PayPal payment application.

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Event is organized by the Program Committee of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, USA.

For more information Contact Andrei Onegin


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The lecture will be recorded.

Tuesday 23 March 6:30-8:30pm Appreciating Our Differences Through Looking at Temperaments

The Center for Biography and Social Art warmly invites members of your community to attend one of our workshops, created for the New Year. During the continuing challenge of Covid-19, we find that communities are in need of ways to connect more deeply with one another. These two-hour Zoom workshops are designed to offer social and spiritual support to groups of individuals involved in Anthroposophical Branches in North America. Please look over the topics below and choose one that most suits the needs of your community.

Thanks to a generous grant from Janey Newton, we are able to offer one workshop per community free of charge, on a first come, first served basis. Each workshop accommodates from 12 to 20 participants from your community.

Our workshops will include an overview of the main topic, as well as small group exercises that alternate with reflections shared in the full circle. We will use artistic and imaginative prompts to open up biographical experiences that are related to the overall theme. And, we will practice listening deeply while observing confidentiality with each other.

Appreciating Our Differences Through Looking at Temperaments

“How do we solve the riddle which each individual presents to us? We solve it by approaching each person in such a way that harmony results between them and us.” - Rudolf Steiner

A deeper empathy and understanding can arise as we open ourselves to the goodness, strength, and striving that comes in and through our diversity. This work can awaken hope and empower us with creativity for building community.

Here is the link to send to participants (12-20 people)-

You are invited to Appreciating Our Differences Through Looking at Temperaments 

When: Mar 23, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

I'll be in touch a few days before to confirm everything and let people know what to have on hand. 

Warmly, Kathleen

Center for Biography & Social Art

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

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

Talking – ‘RIGHT WORD.’

External actions- ‘RIGHT DEED.’

The ordering of life. – ‘RIGHT STANDPOINT.’


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

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

The octave of the New Sun
To turn one’s gaze inwards –

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


Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 956 3344 4828 – Passcode: bee

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