2022 At a Glance

An overview of Special Events planned for 2022.

Please see the calendar for a full listing of classes and events.

Dec 31, 2021

New Year's Eve Celebration

New Year's Eve Celebration

Jan 1, 2022

Eight Steps to Happiness Retreat

Eight Steps to Happiness Retreat

January 1-2

Jan 9, 2022

Pathway to the Pure Land Retreat

Pathway to the Pure Land Retreat

Jan 9, 16, and 23

Jan 14, 2022

Friday's Big Question

Friday's Big Question

Jan 15, 2022

Detox Your Mind: Afternoon Silent Retreat

Detox Your Mind: Afternoon Silent Retreat

Jan 21, 2022

Friday Night Out

Friday Night Out

in Wicker Park

Jan 29, 2022

Meditations for a Meaningful Life: Lamrim Retreat

Meditations for a Meaningful Life: Lamrim Retreat

January 29-30, Oak Park & Livestream

Feb 4, 2022

Friday Night Out

Friday Night Out

in Oak Park

Feb 6, 2022

Introduction to Foundation Program

Introduction to Foundation Program

in Oak Park (livestream available for those outside of Chicagoland)

Feb 11, 2022

Friday's Big Question

Friday's Big Question

Livestream

Feb 12, 2022

The Joy of Meditation: Love is the Great Protector

The Joy of Meditation: Love is the Great Protector

with guest teacher Gen Chokyi; in Oak Park and Online

Feb 25, 2022

Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat

Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat

February 25-26; in Oak Park and Livestream

Mar 5, 2022

Center Cherishing Day

Center Cherishing Day

in Oak Park

Mar 12, 2022

Overcoming Anger Silent Retreat

Overcoming Anger Silent Retreat

in Wicker Park and Online

Mar 26, 2022

Infinite Peace: Weekend Guided Away Retreat

Infinite Peace: Weekend Guided Away Retreat

March 25 - 27 near Plano, IL

Apr 8, 2022

Friday's Big Question

Friday's Big Question

Apr 9, 2022

Mantras & Malas: A Practical Workshop

Mantras & Malas: A Practical Workshop

Apr 15, 2022

Nyungnay Compassion & Fasting Retreat

Nyungnay Compassion & Fasting Retreat

April 15-16, with an introduction on Apr 14

Apr 15, 2022

Buddha's Enlightenment Day puja

Buddha's Enlightenment Day puja

Apr 22, 2022

Friday Night Out

Friday Night Out

Apr 30, 2022

Purifying Negative Karma: Vajrasattva Retreat

Purifying Negative Karma: Vajrasattva Retreat

April 30 - May 1

May 7, 2022

Heal Your Life with Love Retreat

Heal Your Life with Love Retreat

With guest teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa

May 8, 2022

A Mother's Kindness: A Buddhist Perspective

A Mother's Kindness: A Buddhist Perspective

With guest teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa

May 13, 2022

Friday's Big Question

Friday's Big Question

May 20, 2022

Long Life, Merit & Wisdom: Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus

Long Life, Merit & Wisdom: Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus

May 20 - 22

Jun 3, 2022

Offering our Faith: Celebration of the 91st Birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Offering our Faith: Celebration of the 91st Birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Jun 3 introduction, Jun 4 retreat

Jun 4, 2022

Buddha's Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day

Buddha's Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day

Jun 10, 2022

International Spring Festival

International Spring Festival

June 10 - 16 in Malaga, Spain

Jun 17, 2022

Friday's Big Question

Friday's Big Question

Jun 25, 2022

Silencing the Inner Critic Retreat

Silencing the Inner Critic Retreat

Jul 9, 2022

Una Notte in Italia - Summer Fundraiser

Una Notte in Italia - Summer Fundraiser

Jul 16, 2022

Transforming Difficult Relationships

Transforming Difficult Relationships

Jul 29, 2022

International Summer Festival

International Summer Festival

Jul 29 - Aug 15 in England

Aug 19, 2022

Freedom from the Storm: Refuge Retreat

Freedom from the Storm: Refuge Retreat

Aug 19 - 21

Aug 27, 2022

Quiet Your Mind: Afternoon Silent Retreat

Quiet Your Mind: Afternoon Silent Retreat

Sep 3, 2022

KMC Indianapolis Grand Opening Weekend

KMC Indianapolis Grand Opening Weekend

Sep 3 - 4 in Indianapolis

Sep 9, 2022

KMC Madison: How to Be Part of the Solution

KMC Madison: How to Be Part of the Solution

Sep 9 - 11 in Madison, Wisconsin

Sep 9, 2022

Midwest Dharma Celebration 2022

Midwest Dharma Celebration 2022

MWDC 2022 has been canceled due to the proximity to the rescheduled International Fall Festival in NY. It will resume in 2023.

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Sep 17, 2022

Stop Worry & Anxiety: Silent Retreat

Stop Worry & Anxiety: Silent Retreat

Sep 22, 2022

Buddha's Return from Heaven Day puja

Buddha's Return from Heaven Day puja

Oct 1, 2022

Death & Dying: A Buddhist Perspective

Death & Dying: A Buddhist Perspective

Oct 14, 2022

Work a Day for World Peace

Work a Day for World Peace

Oct 14, 2022

International Fall Festival

International Fall Festival

** new dates and location ** Oct 14-20 in Glen Spey, NY

Oct 25, 2022

Je Tsongkhapa Day

Je Tsongkhapa Day

Oct 29, 2022

Postponed: May All Living Beings Be Happy (Animal Care League fundraiser)

Postponed: May All Living Beings Be Happy (Animal Care League fundraiser)

moved to early 2023

Postponed

Nov 5, 2022

Medicine for the Mind

Medicine for the Mind

with guest teacher Gen Norden

Nov 6, 2022

The Beautiful Play of Emptiness

The Beautiful Play of Emptiness

with guest teacher Gen Norden

Nov 19, 2022

Let Go of Your Past: Silent Retreat

Let Go of Your Past: Silent Retreat

Dec 3, 2022

Relax & Be Happy: Silent Retreat

Relax & Be Happy: Silent Retreat

Dec 9, 2022

Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat

Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat

Dec 9 - 11