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Meditation & Modern Buddhism

The practice of meditation and timeless Buddhist wisdom for busy modern life in and around Chicago. Everyone is welcome.

New Here?

Nice to meet you! If you want to dive right into a class, we recommend starting with one of these:

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Meditation Classes

The heart of what we do. Drop in any time.

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Meditation Classes

Uncover your inner peace -- any time you're ready.

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Live Online Special Events

Meditation workshops, retreats, social events, & more.

Upcoming Special Events

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• International Fall Festival 2020

• International Fall Festival 2020

October 23, 2020


Oct 23-29. Healing the Mind: The Supreme Medicine of Faith & Wisdom. Available live online, and any time until 6pm on Nov 12.

• Introduction to Foundation Program

• Introduction to Foundation Program

November 1, 2020

Live-Stream Class

A free introductory class to find out more about the systematic and specially designed study program, Foundation Program.

• Understanding Karma and the Key to Happiness

• Understanding Karma and the Key to Happiness

November 7, 2020

Online Workshop

Explore the law of karma, Buddha's wisdom that unlocks the true cause of happiness and freedom from all pain and suffering. With inspiring advice and guided meditations you can practice at home to gradually change your life from negative to positive. Everyone is welcome!

"Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful."

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
How to Transform Your Life

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International Fall Festival 2020

Be part of a worldwide community of Kadampa Buddhist centers and practitioners.

Online | October 23 - 29, 2020 

Everyone Welcome!

any age

any gender

any race

any sexuality

any background

any religion

any income level


The tools we study can help everyone without exception, and everyone is welcome.

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Buddhism for Kids & Families

Meditation and essential skills for a good heart -- especially for kids.

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Questions? Contact Us!

Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago

312-767-1898 (voice or text)

in Oak Park: 13 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL 60304

in Wicker Park: 2010 West Pierce Street, Chicago, IL 60622

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