Meditation for Beginners

Join the ranks of meditators like Arianna Huffington (CEO of Huffington Post), Oprah Winfrey, Bill Ford (executive chairman of Ford Motor Company), Larry Brilliant (former director of Google), Robert Stiller (CEO of Green Mountain coffee), and more as the wisdom of the ancient sages reaches the 21st century.

This in-depth, four hour meditation workshop will show you that you absolutely can meditate- regardless of any difficulty you might have had in the past.

You will start by learning important foundational steps that move you beyond the difficulties and misunderstandings that keep most people from meditating. Then you will be instructed in three different meditation techniques, including mindfulness and transcendental meditation, so that you can choose the one that fits you best.

You will immediately feel a difference in your awareness and, in time, begin to understand just how important this practice if for you to maintain your sanity in a world gone insane. You might also notice things such as a less aggressive nature, better sleep, less illness, normalization of blood pressure, reduction of anxiety, and an overall more positive mood throughout your day.

In time, and please savor the time, you will be able to respond like the Buddha when asked, “What have you gained from meditation?”

He replied, “Nothing; however, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, and fear of old age and death.”

Presented by John David Sparks

2019 Dates To Be Announced
10am – 3pm


John Sparks is an author, teacher, and speaker who has presented personal growth talks and workshops to local, national, and international audiences since 1993.

He is a meditator of more than 30 years who has studied meditation through TM (Transcendental Meditation), Self-Realization Fellowship, the Arica Institute, Swami Kriyananda, the Isha Foundation, and more.

He is a Reiki master and licensed massage therapists with many certifications in healing including “The Work” of Byron Katie and the “Journey Work” of Brandon Bays.

A business owner for 22 years, he is founder and co-owner of Insight Awareness, a Wellness and Education Center in Homewood, Illinois.

Cancellation Policy:
One week and more notice of cancellation, your funds will be refunded to you less 25% of class fee. Less than one week notice of cancellation, funds will not be refunded, but can be transferred to any Insight Awareness OR John Sparks/Valerie Reilly future class or event within the next year. If Insight Awareness OR John Sparks/Valerie Reilly cancel their sponsored class or event, your funds will be refunded in full.

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