All classes below are held at Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago in Oak Park, 13 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60304.


Every Thursday in Oak Park
May 4 through June 29
7pm - 8:30pm
Drop-In Class

In our busy world, it can become all too easy to head off in the wrong direction. We want to be happy, but the demands of daily life often leave us feeling overwhelmed and scattered. In this meditation course, we will explore the six perfections: practical strategies for everyday life that include kindness, acceptance, joy, meditation, and wisdom. Through putting these skills into practice, they can function as a kind of GPS guidance to keep us on the path to true peace and happiness.

From this series, you'll learn to:

• maintain a calm and happy mind no matter what challenges life holds
• maximize the joy of being kind and helping others
• remain patient, even when facing difficult situations
• reduce mental distractions
• recognize the limitless possibilities that surround you

Each class includes guided meditation, teaching, and discussion. No registration needed. No prior experience required. Everyone is welcome!


Every Friday in Oak Park
10:00 to 11:00 am.
Drop-in Class

Meditation can provide a break in our busy lives. Its purpose is to make our mind calm and peaceful. With a sense of inner peace and well-being we can learn to cope with life's challenges and create new opportunities for growth. Come and enjoy these guided meditation classes.


Every Sunday in Oak Park
10:00 to 11:30 am *

Drop-in Class

* Please Note: Beginning July 2, this class will meet at its new time, 11am - 12:30pm.

To bring about well-being for ourselves and others we must first create peace within our own hearts. These Sunday morning classes emphasize integrating essential, positive states of mind such as patience, universal love, and compassion into our daily life. They offer true wisdom advice to bring happiness both to ourselves and to others. Come and enjoy meditations, teachings, and short beautiful Prayers for World Peace dedicated to establishing the methods for cultivating peace not only in our own hearts but also in our world. Everyone welcome!

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


Sundays in Oak Park
4:00 - 8:00 pm

NOT a Drop-in Class

Teacher Training Program (TTP) is a perfect opportunity to deeply study the texts of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and take your practice to new heights. We are currently studying Tantric Grounds & Paths, a unique guide to transforming each moment of our life into the path of becoming a Tantric enlightened being in the modern world. Classes include guided meditations, commentary to the text, and paired and group discussion. As this is a study program, each student is encouraged to join only if they can attend on a regular basis. For full information, including registration info, see the TTP in Oak Park Page.

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