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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.

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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.

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Midwest Dharma Celebration 2020

"Illuminating the Path of Wisdom & Bliss"

Online | December 4 - 6, 2020 

Upcoming Special Events

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• Learning to Love Difficult People

• Learning to Love Difficult People

December 12, 2020

Online Workshop

Buddhist philosophy and meditation offer clear methods for improving our relationships with others simply by changing the way we view them.

• Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

• Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

December 13, 2020

Online Ceremony

During this Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony we make the strong determination to become a Bodhisattva—someone who strives toward enlightenment motivated by compassion for all living beings—and engage in all the actions of a Bodhisattva.

• Medicine Buddha Retreat: Healing through Wisdom

• Medicine Buddha Retreat: Healing through Wisdom

December 30, 2020

Online In-Depth Retreat

"Pure Appearance & Emptiness"
Based upon the teachings and meditations from the NKT Fall Festival on the profound healing practice of Medicine Buddha.

"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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Buddhism for Kids & Families

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

Everyone Welcome!

any age

any gender

any race

any sexuality

any background

any religion

any income level

... anyone!

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

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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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