"Without improving our mind there is no way to solve our human problems."
- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche



We will be closed November 3 & 4
so we can attend the Midwest Dharma Celebration in Madison, Wisconsin

If we don't see you in Madison, we'll see you when we get back!




We hold 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.

Featured Drop-In Class


Learn practical methods to solve the problems of daily life. These classes include guided meditation and teaching, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Everybody is welcome. No experience is necessary.

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.

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.

Introduction to Buddhism

DAY COURSE, Saturday, October 27

In this introductory day course, learn about meditation, karma, the unlimited potential of our mind, and more. Open to everyone, regardless of previous experience.

Medicine for the Mind


Join us at the Midwest Dharma Celebration in Madison, Wisconsin. It's a chance to learn powerful meditations to heal yourself and others from pain and sickness. Make it a day trip, or come for the whole weekend!

The Secret to a Happy Life

PUBLIC TALK, Saturday, December 1

Despite our stressful, uncertain world, discover in this special talk the "secrets" of ancient meditation techniques and Modern Buddhist philosophy that offer practical solutions to develop a genuinely happy life for yourself and others. Everyone welcome! Perfect for newcomers and first-timers.

Overcoming Frustration & Adversity


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 in-depth class is open to everyone.