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Retreats in Jan & Feb 2019

The month of January is traditionally retreat month in Kadampa Buddhism. But not everyone can get away. In order to give everyone the chance to try a meditation retreat close to home, we've scheduled a number of retreats here in Chicago that last just a few hours. Different retreats for practitioners at different levels of experience. Full info ...

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Training in Mindfulness & Focus - Meditation Mini Retreat

Saturday, February 2, in Wicker Park

Discover step by step how to progress from distraction to tranquil concentration, free from mental tension and turbulence. Full info ...

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 ...


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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Happiness From the Inside Out

Sunday mornings in Oak Park & Wicker Park

Improve your mind and happiness this year. Learn how to become genuinely happy all the time regardless of your external circumstances simply by developing the quality and capacity of your mind through meditation. Full info...

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Staying Positive in a Troubled World

Thursday evenings in Wicker Park
Thursday evenings in Oak Park

Learn special meditations that help maintain a strong and positive mind, even when things are going wrong. Become a source of inspiration and strength for others, too! 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 ...