Sunday Morning Drop-In Class

Compassion: A Practical Path to Peace


11am - 12:15pm

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(free for members)

Want to make a difference in the lives of others and the world? Developing compassion and helping others is a practical path to authentic peace in our society. Compassion is an inner power that does not make us discouraged or depressed but gives us energy, confidence, strength, and the ability to truly help those around us and become a force for beneficial change in our world.

Join us for this weekly class which includes meaningful meditations, and learn to transform your own compassion into an enormous force for peace and stability in the world.  Everyone is welcome; no previous experience necessary.


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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.

How to Transform Your Life (FREE e-book available)

How to Transform Your Life (FREE e-book available)

The New Eight Steps to Happiness

The New Eight Steps to Happiness


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Coming Next Month:

Oct - The World Needs Bodhisattvas

What can I do about the problems of the world? How can I respond to the pain and suffering in my heart, and that I see all around me?

At a time where the uncertainty and chaos of life can feel overwhelming, the world needs people who are dedicated to their spiritual development for the benefit of others. This type of person is called a Bodhisattva. A Bodhisattva is someone who is dedicated to the service of others, and recognizes that authentic change begins within. 

In particular, a Bodhisattva is motivated by a wish to reach their highest spiritual potential for the benefit of all beings. Each of us can use our life to train in becoming this kind of extraordinary individual, a person absolutely determined to effect deep and authentic changes in their own heart for the benefit of the entire world.

In this course, we will explore the six main practices of someone training in the Bodhisattva’s way of life: generosity, discipline, patient acceptance, spiritual effort, meditation and wisdom. This special autumn course can give us direction and purpose at this challenging time.

Questions? Contact Us!

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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