• On Fri, Nov 15, there will be no After-Work Guided Meditation in Wicker Park.
• On Sun, Nov 17, there will be no Wicker Park Sunday Morning Class, and no Meditation for Kids and Families in Oak Park.



Midwest Dharma Celebration

November 15-17 in Madison, Wisc.

A get-away full of peace, happiness and new friends.
This special annual event connects practitioners from around the Midwest. Enjoy practical teachings from our Midwest Spiritual Director, Gen Kelsang Demo. Engage in powerful meditations and receive an energizing empowerment of Buddha Green Tara. Perfect for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Full info at the MWDC site



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Drop in for classes, talks, and retreats throughout Thanksgiving weekend. Bring your friends and family ... or take some time away, and return refreshed and relaxed.



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Is World Peace Possible? A Buddhist Perspective

Friday, November 29 in Wicker Park

An alternative to the usual "Black Friday"
An insightful and inspiring evening talk and guided meditation. Jump start your inner peace and strength for the holdays. With special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Gomlam. Full info ...

Choose Peace: Day Retreat

Saturday, November 30 in Oak Park

Avoid the shopping crowds and find your inner joy
Learn step-by-step how to develop peace, love, and compassion in meditation so you can carry this experience mindfully into busy daily life. With special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Gomlam. Full info ...


... and there's still more! See the full Thanksgiving weekend schedule.



Featured Weekly Meditation Classes


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NEW! After-Work Guided Meditations

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 6:30pm in Wicker Park

These 30-minute classes teach and practice essential meditations you can also do on your own. Suitable for complete beginners and anyone who enjoys group guided meditation. Everyone is welcome! Full info...


Meditation for Kids and Families

Sunday mornings at 10am 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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Solving Difficult Relationships

Thursday evenings in October at 7pm in Wicker Park & Oak Park

Learn meditations to increase your capacity to face daily problems with a calm, positive, and strong mind. Full info...


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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 ...