Monday Evening Drop-In Class

Heart Jewel: The Essential Practices of Kadampa Buddhism


5pm - 6:30pm

Live Stream (& for 72 hrs after)


(free for members)

Kadampa Buddhism is a special presentation of Buddha's teachings that makes the path to enlightenment accessible to the modern world and explains clearly how to transform our lives into the spiritual path.

On Monday evenings, we will be exploring Heart Jewel, an essential spiritual practice of prayer and meditation within Kadampa Buddhism in which we learn to rely upon our Spiritual Guide and Wisdom Dharma Protector. 

By relying upon this ancient practice, we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. In this way, we will naturally accomplish all the realizations of the stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular we will attain a very special Dharma wisdom.

This series is open to everyone -- from beginner to advanced students--however it is most appropriate for those who already have some experience of Kadampa Buddhism.

Each class will include readings from the book, Heart Jewel, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, guided meditation, and practical instruction.  Although it is not required, it is recommended that students have their own copy of the book so they may follow along during class.

Streamed live, and also available for 72 hours after to those who register before the live class starts.


  • No class on Dec 21 & 28.


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Gen Kelsang Zamling, Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Zamling, Resident Teacher


This class will draw from the book(s) listed here. It's not necessary to have your own copy, but some people like follow along or read more after the class. Click on the book image to order a print or e-book copy.

Heart Jewel

Heart Jewel


Live Stream (& for 72 hrs after)

Jan: The Preciousness of Tantra

In this special series of classes we will be exploring Buddha’s teachings and meditations on Tantra, based upon the authoritative text, Modern Buddhism. Tantric meditation gives us a clear vision of what Buddhist enlightenment actually means. It harnesses the power of our imagination and wisdom and brings about swift internal positive transformation. We learn how to let go of our ordinary limitations and transcend our negative states of mind. 

Although this is an in-depth series and presumes fundamental Buddhist understanding, everyone is welcome to attend.  Each class will include clear, practical instruction and guided meditation.

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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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