Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago (KMC Chicago) has two locations — KMC Chicago in Oak Park and KMC Chicago in Wicker Park — through which we help Dharma to flourish in Chicagoland. Both are conveniently located 2 blocks or less from the CTA Blue Line, and provide a beautiful space for meditation classes, workshops, and all of our special events.
We also offer branch classes in South Bend, IN.
KMC Chicago in Oak Park
13 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60304 (View Map)
KMC Chicago in Oak Park is located in beautiful Oak Park, IL, which borders Chicago and is just outside the city limits. The Oak Park Center is located on Harrison Street, the delightful hub of Oak Park's bustling artistic community. Set amongst wonderful cafes, galleries, and parks, KMC Chicago in Oak Park features a full Dharma bookshop, a gorgeous Meditation Hall (Ghampa), and a community space where you can enjoy a cup of tea or cookie with Sangha after attending one of our Meditation Classes.
KMC Chicago in Oak Park is also located just 2 blocks from the CTA Blue Line! From Chicago, take the Blue Line towards Forest Park and get off at the Austin stop. Head north on Austin Blvd.; the first light you reach will be Harrison Street. Head west (turn left) on Harrison St., and half a block in, just past the Shell station of the south side of the street, is the Center.
For those driving to the Oak Park Center, we are located just off of I-290 (Exit 23A, Austin Blvd.), and free street parking is easy to find within one block.
If you've never been to our Oak Park Center, come drop in for a class and experience it for yourself!
KMC Chicago in Wicker Park
2010 W. Pierce Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 (View Map)
We opened KMC Chicago in Wicker Park in September 2012 to create a dedicated space where we can flourish Dharma within the city of Chicago. The Wicker Park Center is a place of peace and refuge in the heart of Wicker Park, one of Chicago's most unique neighborhoods. Much like the Oak Park Art District, the Wicker Park neighborhood features incredible galleries, bookstores, coffee shops, and much more. In this buzzing city center is KMC Chicago in Wicker Park, a wide-open and inviting lofted space which fits in perfectly with its metropolitan surroundings. The Wicker Park Center also has a complete Dharma bookshop, Meditation Hall, and community space where you're welcome to enjoy a cup of tea and snack with Sangha after any of our classes.
KMC Chicago in Wicker Park is located just a block from the nexus of the neighborhood, the "Six Corners" (intersection of North/Damen/Milwaukee). You can take the Blue Line to Damen; the Damen bus to Pierce; the North Ave. bus to Damen; or the Milwaukee Bus to North Ave. Any of these transit options will take you within one block of the Wicker Park Center, which is west of Damen Ave. and just south of North Ave. on Pierce Ave.
If you're driving to the Wicker Park Center, you may find our map of free street parking helpful. It's usually possible to find free parking no more than 2 or 3 blocks away. Be sure to check all posted signs carefully. Metered street parking is also available on Damen Ave and North Ave.