Buddha Maitreya

Loving Kindness for a Troubled World

The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya
Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24 in Oak Park

Buddha Maitreya embodies the quality of enlightened loving kindness. The empowerment itself is a series of blissful, guided meditations that connect us to Maitreya's enlightened love, awakening our innate spiritual potential for greater love and empathy for others. Full info ...


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Silencing the Inner Critic

Public Talk
Thursday, April 4, held at The Newberry Library

In this talk and meditation, international guest teacher Kadam Lucy James will show practical and inspiring methods for letting go of attitudes about ourself that limit us, weigh us down, and prevent us from living to our full potential. Full info ...


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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Bliss & Emptiness: An Introduction to Tantra

Sunday Mornings in March, in Oak Park & Wicker Park

Tantra is a profound inner science and spiritual technology that unlocks the unlimited potential of the mind through the power of reason, wisdom, and imagination. Full info...


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Love Without Borders

Thursday evenings in March, in Wicker Park & Oak Park

Nearly everyone would agree that the world could use more love, but how do we improve our own ability to cherish others unconditionally? 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 ...