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November 21 - 24.
Happy Thanksgiving!

"Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible."
- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


A Weekend of Events with Gen-la Khyenrab

With nearly 35 years of experience, Gen-la Khyenrab is an internationally renowned meditation teacher. He is greatly admired for his powerful teachings, and clear & practical presentation.

Saturday, December 1: "The Secret to a Happy Life"
Perfect for everyone, including first-timers and newcomers!

Sunday, December 2: "Training in the Path to Happiness"
For those with some experience, or those who want to go more in-depth.

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Weekly Meditation Classes


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.

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.


Healing Family Relationships

Saturday, December 8 in Wicker Park

Practical instruction and guided meditation to help everyone make progress toward more satisfying, stable, and harmonious relationships. Full info...

Mini Retreat: Unwind Your Mind

Saturday, December 15 in Oak Park

Spend the morning under the guidance of an experienced meditation teacher and clear your mind of clutter. Perfect for complete beginners and those wishing to reinvigorate their meditation practice. Full info...


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...

Living Lightly With Wisdom

Sunday mornings in Oak Park & Wicker Park

Explore the true nature of reality, so you can free yourself from every kind of difficulty and make your life unbelievably free and joyful. 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...

Karma & the Key to Happiness

Wednesday evenings in Wicker Park
Thursday evenings in Oak Park

By understanding and applying Buddhist principles of karma in daily life, you can discover the “key” to create lasting happiness and unlock your innate potential for permanent freedom from mental suffering. Everyone welcome! 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...