Peace all and Happy New Year!
As you may know our Temple uses the Kemetic/Kush Calendar (read Calendar Project in self study). In Chicago it was celebrated by the Temple of the African Communities of Chicago, Earth Center and HYU. September (Anthyr) is the first month of the Year on the Kemetic/Kush calendar. HYU will be kicking off the year with an Intro to Self Study allowing all to study themselves (i.e. ancestry, comos, energy, name, birth, etc). We will be beginning on Khoyak 11, 6256 (October 11, 2015). The entire month of Khoyak we will be focusing on the study of self.
See you soon.
In addition to our Healing Initiative Self Study all are invited to participate in...
Spiritual Gathering w/Temple of Mercy Association
Khoyak 4, 6256 (Oct. 4) | 2057 W. 68th (68th and Hoyne) | 12pm
Khoyak 5 & 19, 6256 (Oct. 5 & 19)| 8153 S. South Shore | 6p
We provide a sacred space for the ancient spiritual practices and understanding through meditation. The practice of meditation was used in Kemet, Indus, and Shaman cultures. It is a system of restoring the mind, body and spirit and a connection the higher self. We offer meditation every 1st & 3rd Monday. Our doors open at 6pm & session begins at 6:30pm. We will not allow entry after 6:30pm.
The meditation session is for an hour & a half and during the session the instructor introduces three exercises: mind clearing, breathing and focus. Each exercise is 10 – 12 minutes with reflections after each exercise. More details about meditation is under services in the Meditation page.
Return to Earth: Self Nuturing and Sustainability
Every Saturday | Urban Farm South 2622 E. 83 | 10am
Our Self-Nurturing project is an initiative to establish a self-supported, sustainable system of producing and sustaining healthy foods. We offer Urban Farming training, workshops and events. Safety orientation for Urban Farm training is every Saturday at Urban Farm South.
HYU Unity Development
Khoyak 21, 6256 (Oct. 21)| 8153 S. South Shore | 6p
HYU has a monthly Unity & development day for members and is open to the community every 3rd Wednesday. At each monthly development session all can learn more about HYU and how to get involved. During each gathering a one of the Seven Principles is highlighted through the use of the Kwanzaa Cycle calendar.
KMT, Afuraka & Indigenous Community
G's For Progress Afrika Night | Khoyak 3, 6256 (Oct. 3) | 115 E. 55th | 6p
G's For Progress promote progressive exchange and interaction between African and African-American Youth using a variety of innovative approaches, through programs that are entertaining as well as educational. Afrika Night highlights an Afrikan Diasporan community each month every 1st Saturday at the KLEO Center on 55th and Indiana. 6p – 11p. Donation $5
Feed The People|Khoyak 23, 6256 (Oct. 23)|79th & Cottage Grove | 9p
A community led movement toward becoming self-sustaining while serving as an example of how we can care for and share with one another as a community. Every Friday on 79th & cottage grove (1/2 block east of Cottage Grove), the FTP team has free food & clothing available for members of the community/family. Staff consists of all volunteers and all items are donated by caring members of the community itself. HYU volunteers every 4th Friday with FTP.