All classes below are held at Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago in Wicker Park, 2010 W. Pierce Ave., Chicago, IL 60622.


Every Wednesday in Wicker Park *
7pm - 8:30pm

Drop-In Class

* Please Note: No class on December 27. Classes will resume January 3.

Suitable for everyone, these classes focus on how to meditate and use Buddhist understanding to solve our everyday problems. Discover practical strategies to find the happy, meaningful life you long for!

Each class includes guided meditation, teaching, and discussion. Since these Drop-In classes are designed both as a series and as stand-alone classes, you are welcome to attend any time. No registration needed. No prior experience or commitment required. Everyone is welcome!


Every Thursday in Wicker Park
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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.

No experience needed. Everyone welcome!


Every Sunday in Wicker Park
11am to 12pm

Drop-in Class

These Sunday classes emphasize integrating essential, positive states of mind such as patience, universal love, and compassion into our daily life. Come learn how meditating on and cultivating these positive states lead to a happy, more meaningful life! Each class includes teaching and guided meditation.

No experience needed. Everyone welcome!


Every Monday in Wicker Park
6:30 to 7:00 pm

Drop-in Class

Join us for simple guided meditation. This class is perfect for those who've never meditated before, and for those who want to enjoy guided meditation with a group. We focus on basic meditation techniques that can be easily integrated into daily life and are helpful for both the beginner and more experienced meditator.

In meditation, we concentrate on a single positive thought in order to gain an experience of inner peace and happiness. Through training our mind in this way, we gradually gain the ability to hold on to these states of mind outside of meditation, no matter what difficulties modern life brings our way. (Read more about meditation here.)

No previous meditation experience is necessary. Everyone welcome!


Tuesdays in Wicker Park
6:00 - 9:00
NOT a drop-in class

The Foundation Program (FP) is a uniquely structured study program that enables us to gain a deep understanding and experience of Buddhist teachings and meditation practices. It is ideal for those who have a general understanding of Buddhism, but who wish to learn more. Each class incorporates meditation, prayer, teaching and 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 FP in Wicker Park Page.

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