• New Year's Eve Celebration
Time & Location
Ring in the New Year with genuine inspiration and purpose. Both livestream events are open to absolutely everyone---no previous experience is necessary.
Inspired, Confident & Calm
A Special Talk & Meditation for 2021
Buddhist meditation offers valuable, effective methods everyone can use to improve the quality of your mind and life. Learn how to feel more confident, inspired and stable through meditation in the year ahead -- both on and off the meditation cushion --regardless of what life throws your way.
Prayers of Compassion for World Peace
Now more than ever, our world needs authentic kindness, empathy, and compassion. To celebrate the New Year, we will enjoy a traditional Buddhist prayer which develops our own compassion and enables us to establish a more compassionate and caring society. All are very welcome to attend.
7pm - 8pm: Inspired, Confident, and Calm: A Special Talk & Meditation for 2021
(and available to watch for 72 hours after. Just register by 7:30pm on 12/31, and shortly after the live stream ends you'll receive a link to watch it any time for 72 hours)
8:15pm and later: Prayers of Compassion for World Peace
(available starting at 8:15pm, and remaining up for 72 hours after)
If you start the prayers between 11:40pm - 11:45pm, you will be reciting the mantra of compassion at the stroke of midnight.
Gen Kelsang Zamling is a modern Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher for KMC Chicago. Having studied, practiced, and taught Buddhist meditation for many years, he is adept at guiding both new and experienced meditators with warmth and clarity.
This event will use the following prayer booklet. It's not required to have your own copy, but some people like to see the written words during the prayers. Contact us using the form below to ask about pickup from our Oak Park location, or click the link to order a printed, e-book, or audiobook copy from Tharpa Publications.
7pm Talk: $12 per person
Monthly members: Half-price for Supporting Members and FP; free for Benefactors and Patrons (see the member benefits section for codes needed to receive these discounts). $35 for 30 days: free, discount is automatically applied.
- NYE Talk$12$120$0
- NYE Prayers of Compassion$0$00$0