Friday Morning Drop-In Class

The Magical Practice of Taking & Giving


10:30am - 11:30am

Oak Park & Live Stream


(free for members)

In May, the Friday morning class in Oak Park is exploring the topic, "The Magical Practice of Taking & Giving."

Taking and Giving is a powerful meditation for bringing love, compassion and wisdom quickly and directly into our lives. Imagine becoming the kind of person who can solve all their own problems of anger, jealousy, attachment, and other negative minds. Someone who has a special method for dealing with their own sickness. Someone who has stable happiness and whose kind heart is a source of inspiration and benefit to others. In this series, you'll learn how to become that person through the transformative practice of Taking and Giving, combining simple breathing meditation with special visualizations. 

Everyone is welcome -- whether you’re brand new to meditation or an experienced practitioner. Each class includes clear and practical instructions, two guided meditations, plus an opportunity to ask questions.


😊 In person - Oak Park: advance registration is recommended

💻 Live online

❌️ Not recorded


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No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact us to ask about financial accommodations.

Strengthen Your Joy, Peace, and Wisdom

Coming in June:

Strengthen Your Joy, Peace, and Wisdom

In June, the Friday morning class in Oak Park will explore the topic, "Strengthen Your Joy, Peace, and Wisdom."

Meditation offers us a wonderful opportunity for deep spiritual transformation -- to awaken our heart, experience profound peace, enhance our wisdom, and sustain inspiration, even in the most difficult circumstances. This series of meditations is open to all levels, from beginner to advanced students.

Each class will introduce the meditation for the week, and then we will practice the meditation together, skillfully guided by an experienced teacher. You are also welcome to stay after class to discuss and connect with like-minded students.

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Kadampa Teacher Rich Zarbock

Kadampa Teacher Rich Zarbock


This month's classes will refer to the following book(s). It's not necessary to have your own copy, but some people like follow along or read more after the class.

Click on a book to order a print or e-book copy from the publisher's website, or pick up a copy from the bookstore at our Oak Park or Wicker Park location.

The New Meditation Handbook

The New Meditation Handbook


Oak Park & Live Stream

13 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL 60304, USA

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