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Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation

Saturday, April 20, in Wicker Park

Learn the fundamentals of Buddhist view and how they apply to meditation. Includes practical matters of why and how to meditate. Full info ...


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Death, Rebirth, and Karma

Saturday, May 4, in Wicker Park

In this workshop, discover Buddha’s simple and profound answers to life’s deepest questions. Learn how we can use this knowledge to solve our problems and find a peaceful, happy, and meaningful life. Full info ...


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Weekend Getaway Meditation Retreat: Abiding in Clarity

Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2 near Racine, WI

Enjoy a weekend away from your normal routine on the beautiful, tranquil shores of Lake Michigan. Ideal for complete beginners as well as advanced students. Full info ...


Featured Weekly Meditation Classes


Meditation for Kids and Families

Sunday mornings in Oak Park

These classes for children and their families offer an introduction to Buddha’s teachings, emphasizing the value of kindness and cultivating a good heart. Full info...


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The Art & Science of Buddhist Faith

Sunday Mornings in April, in Oak Park & Wicker Park

Buddhist faith empowers individuals to develop their own understanding of spiritual principles through active, scientific questioning. Full info...


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Overcoming Self-Criticism & Blame

Thursday evenings in April, in Wicker Park & Oak Park

A followup to the Public Talk on April 4, this series begins April 11. Change your mind on a deeper level through gradual, systematic training in meditation and daily life. Full info...


More Weekly Meditation Classes

See our full schedule of weekly drop-in meditation classes in Chicago and Oak Park. These classes are suitable for all levels of interest and experience, from simple guided meditations through to in-depth Buddhist studies. Everyone is welcome to attend any time. Full info...


In-Depth Study

We offer three special programs for the systematic study and practice of meditation and Modern Buddhism. These programs are especially suited to the modern world. Learn more ...

About Us

The teachings given at our classes are grounded in the ancient wisdom of Buddha. They have been practiced by meditators for generations. We present these teachings in a format that is especially suited to the people of the modern world. Learn more ...