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Prayers of Compassion for the New YearPrayers of Compassion for the New Year
Mon, Dec 31, 2018 | 8pm - 12:30am in Oak Park

Prayers for Wisdom in the New YeaPrayers for Wisdom in the New Year
Tue, Jan 1 | 10:30am - 3:30pm in Oak Park

VajrayoginiThe Quick Path to Keajra Heaven - HYT retreats
Sundays in Jan | 4pm - 8pm in Oak Park

woman meditating serenelyClarity & Serenity - Meditation Mini Retreat
Sat, Jan 5 | 10am - 12:30pm in Wicker Park

pure waterDetox Your Mind - Meditation Mini Retreat
Sat, Jan 12 | 10am - 12:30pm in Oak Park



man in tie meditatingTraining in Mindfulness & Focus - Meditation Mini Retreat
Sat, Feb 2 | 10am - 12:30pm in Wicker Park

magic lotus imagePurifying Negative Karma - In-Depth Retreat
Sat, Feb 23 | 10am - 3:30pm in Oak Park



mom and child huggingA Buddhist Approach to Parenting - Workshop
Sat, Mar 2 | 10am - 1pm in Oak Park

man turning a bleak wall into a sunny imageOvercoming Anxiety & Depression - Meditation Mini Retreat
Sat, Mar 9 | 10am - 12:30pm in Wicker Park

Buddha Maitreya, the Buddha of loving kindnessLoving Kindness for a Troubled World: The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya
Sat, Mar 23 - Sun, Mar 24 in Oak Park



man meditating on Michigan AveSilencing the Inner Critic - with international guest teacher Kadam Lucy
Thu, Apr 4 | 6:30pm - 7:45pm at the Newberry Library

Guru Sumati Buddha HerukaNKT Day workshop: How to Rely Upon a Spiritual Guide
Sat, Apr 6 | 10am - 1:30pm in Oak Park

A temple in every cityNKT Day presentation: A Vision of Peace for Chicago
Sat, Apr 6 | 2pm - 4pm in Oak Park

Thousand-Armed AvalokiteshvaraNyungnay - Fasting and Purification Retreat
Fri, Apr 12 & Sat, Apr 13 | 7am - 4:30pm in Oak Park

Optimistic man looking upwardsModern Buddhism: An Inner Path of Transformation - Sat evening talk
Sat, Apr 13 | 7pm - 8:15pm in Wicker Park

Man meditatingFundamentals of Buddhist Meditation - Workshop
Sat, Apr 20 | 10am - 12:30pm in Wicker Park



Woman ponderingDeath, Rebirth, and Karma - Workshop
Sat, May 4 | 2pm -5pm in Wicker Park

Garden lights on stringsAn Evening in the Garden - A Benefit for the Benefit of All
POSTPONED until July

Happy guy with sunglassesMeditations for a Happy Life - Mini Retreat
Sat, May 25 | 10am - 12:30pm in Oak Park

woman meditating at sunrise at the water's edgeAbiding in Clarity - Weekend Getaway Meditation Retreat
Fri, May 31 - Sun, Jun 2 | at Siena Retreat Center near Racine, WI



woman meditating at homeSetting Up a Regular Meditation Practice
Sat, Jun 8 | 10am - 1pm in Wicker Park

offering a mandalaIn-Depth Retreat: Guru Yoga Mandala Offering
Jun 14 - 16 in Oak Park

happy woman with rainbow-colored umbrellaFinding Peace in Uncertain Times
Jun 22 | 2pm - 4:30pm in Wicker Park

kids outdoors, arm-in-armKadampa Kids Camp
Jun 29 | 10am - 1pm in Oak Park



people meditatingClear-Sky Mind Mini-Retreat
Jul 6 | 2pm - 4:30pm in Wicker Park

pinatas, maracas, bannersSummer Sangha Fiesta!
Jul 20 | 6pm - 8pm in Oak Park



Green Tara, the female Buddha of quick wisdomTara Retreat
Aug 9-10 in Oak Park

woman meditatingWorkshop: Staying Calm When Things Go Wrong
Aug 17 | 2pm - 4:30pm in Wicker Park

man meditatingWorkshop: Developing Concentration in a Distracted World
Aug 31 | 2pm - 4:30pm in Oak Park



Gen Kelsang DemoPublic Talk: Healthy, Happy & Harmonious - Building Positive Relationships
with guest teacher, Kadampa Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Demo
Sep 2 | 6pm - 7:30pm in Wicker Park

Guru Sumati Buddha HerukaIn-Depth Retreat: Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
Sep 13 - 14 in Oak Park

Buddha ShakyamuniBuddha's Return From Heaven Day
celebrated with Offering to the Spiritual Guide prayers
Sep 22 | 4pm - 6pm

Fall Festival - Geshe-la with Gen-la Khyenrab and Gen-la DekyongInternational Fall Festival
at International Kadampa Retreat Center - Grand Canyon in Williams, AZ
Sep 27 - Oct 3



woman meditatingRefuge In-Depth Retreat
Oct 18 - 20 in Oak Park

Je TsongkhapaJe Tsongkhapa Day
Oct 25 in Oak Park

Buddha with microscopeA Buddhist Approach to Science and Spirituality
Saturday Evening Lecture
Oct 26 in Oak Park



The Mirror of DharmaThe Mirror of Dharma
In-Center Retreat
Nov 2-3 in Oak Park

Midwest Dharma CelebrationMidwest Dharma Celebration
Nov 15-17 in Madison, Wisc.

Gen Kelsang GomlamThanksgiving Meditation and Potluck
Nov 28 in Oak Park

woman ponderingIs World Peace Possible? A Buddhist Perspective
Friday Evening Lecture
Nov 29 in Wicker Park

woman meditating with large groupChoose Peace: Day Retreat
Drop-In Retreat
Nov 30 in Oak Park



Pure Mind, Pure World: Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva
Dec 7 at Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis

magic lotus flowerKeeping Happy Whatever Happens
Dec 14 in Oak Park

8 steps to happinessEight Steps to Happiness - Retreat
Dec 27 & 28 in Wicker Park

Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassionPrayers for World Peace & NYE Celebration
Dec 31 in Oak Park



Cancellations & Refund Policy for Workshops

If you cancel your registration more than 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop or event, we can refund to you the fee minus a $5 administration fee (per person). If you cancel less than 24 hours before the event begins we regret that we cannot issue refunds. To request a refund, please email: ad@meditateinchicago.org