Our regular schedule of weekly drop-in classes continues through December 21.
All drop-in classes will be on break December 22 - January 5,
with limited prayers and special events during this time. Please see our calendar for details.
Our REVISED schedule of weekly classes will begin January 6. Details coming soon.
Unwind Your Mind
MINI RETREAT, Saturday, December 15, in Oak Park
Spend the morning under the guidance of an experienced meditation teacher and clear your mind of clutter. Experience deep relaxation and gain a refreshing perspective you can use practically in your daily life to keep your mind more peaceful and calm.
Prayers of Compassion for the New Year
New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31, in Oak Park
We invite you to join us for an inspiring and meaningful New Year's Eve celebration, with meditation and prayers of compassion for world peace.
Prayers for Wisdom in the New Year
New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, in Oak Park
Start your new year in a meaningful direction. This brief, New Year's Day drop-in retreat will focus on the development of pure wisdom.
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 ...
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...
Making Peace With the Holidays
Sunday mornings in Oak Park & Wicker Park
Perfect holidays begin with a peaceful heart. Let go of holiday stresses and enjoy relaxing guided meditations that will reconnect you with the true spirit of the holidays: love, joy, compassion, and equanimity. Full info...
Overcoming Frustration & Adversity
Tuesday evenings in Wicker Park
Stress and frustration are instinctive reactions to life's challenges, but Modern Buddhism teaches how to remain calm, positive, and resilient in the face of difficult problems. This special in-depth study and meditation class is open to everyone. Full info...
Beat the Holiday Blues!
Wednesday evenings in Wicker Park
Thursday evenings in Oak Park
Give yourself a much-needed break from the busy-ness of holiday activities to relax, de-stress, and learn valuable insights to make your holidays more enjoyable and meaningful. 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...
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 ...