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Staying Calm When Things Go Wrong

Saturday, August 17, 2pm - 4:30pm in Wicker Park

Learn how to keep a calm, positive mind under stress, through practical instruction and guided meditations. Perfect for complete beginners and experienced students alike.
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Gen Kelsang Demo

Healthy, Happy & Harmonious: Building Positive Relationships

Public Talk
Monday, September 2, 6pm - 7:30pm in Wicker Park

Learn how to cultivate healthier, happier relationships with others, through meditation and an exploration of modern Buddhist strategies. With Kadampa Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Demo, US National Spiritual Director for the Midwest. Everyone welcome!
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Je Tsongkhapa

Heart Jewel Practice Class

Limited Drop-In Series
Sundays, August 18 and 25 in Oak Park
Tuesdays, August 13 - September 3 in Wicker Park

For centuries the prayers and meditations of "Heart Jewel" have helped generations of Kadampa Buddhist practitioners gain authentic spiritual realizations.
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Experience Inner Transformation with Foundation Program

Experience Inner Transformation with Foundation Program

Free Introductory Classes
Sunday, September 8 in Oak Park
Tuesday, September 10 in Wicker Park

Foundation Program gives you the opportunity to engage in a structured study and meditation program on the essential teachings of the Buddhist spiritual path.
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Featured Weekly Meditation Classes


Meditation for Kids and Families

Every 2nd Sunday in July & August - 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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Accepting Myself & Others

Sunday Mornings in August - in Oak Park & Wicker Park

Overcome anger, frustration and painful emotions toward yourself and others. Respond to problems with positivity. Full info...


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Letting Go of Stress

Thursday evenings in August - in Wicker Park & Oak Park

Learn meditations you can do at home to help reduce stress. Respond to challenges calmly with greater insight and resilience. 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 ...



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