"Without improving our mind there is no way to solve our human problems."
- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


We will be closed
November 21 - 24
for Thanksgiving.

Weekly Meditation Classes


We hold 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.

Featured Drop-In Class


Learn practical methods to solve the problems of daily life. These classes include guided meditation and teaching, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Everybody is welcome. No experience is necessary.

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.

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 to Meditate

DAY COURSE, Saturday, November 10

An introduction to the basics of meditation. Includes some guided meditations, instruction, and time for questions. Everyone is welcome.

The Secret to a Happy Life

PUBLIC TALK, Saturday, December 1

Despite our stressful, uncertain world, discover in this special talk the "secrets" of ancient meditation techniques and Modern Buddhist philosophy that offer practical solutions to develop a genuinely happy life for yourself and others. Everyone welcome! Perfect for newcomers and first-timers.

Overcoming Frustration & Adversity


Stress and frustration are instinctive reactions to life's challenges, but Modern Buddhism teaches how to remain calm, positive, and resilient in the face of difficult problems. This in-depth class is open to everyone.