Everyone is welcome to join any of our meditation prayers, also known as pujas. These traditional Buddhist meditation prayers with beautiful and profound meaning are translated into English. Contemplating their meaning helps build a closer connection to enlightened beings and positive states of mind.
All are FREE of charge, and everyone is welcome. You do not need to be Buddhist to participate.
Instructions for accessing the live streams for these meditation prayers are at the end of this page.
In lieu of bringing an offering:
At meditation prayers "with tsog" (such as Wishfulfilling Jewel and Offering to the Spiritual Guide) it's traditional to bring a small offering to the Buddhas of food or non-alcoholic drink. Since that's not possible with online prayers, you can make a donation to be used toward the offerings that KMC Chicago purchases and sets out for these prayers. This is entirely optional.
We occasionally make changes due to special holidays or other factors. Please see our calendar for day-by-day details.
Instructions for accessing live-streamed meditation prayers
Live-streamed meditation prayers are available live only. They are not recorded or available for later viewing.
See our calendar for the links needed to join. A few minutes before the start time, click the link. It will open up the Zoom Webinar stream that we'll be using. You can view it on your computer or your mobile device.
Your first time joining, you may be prompted to download the Zoom app. If you prefer to install it ahead of time, you can find the desktop version here (look for "Zoom Client for Meetings"). For mobile devices, look for the "ZOOM Cloud Meetings" app wherever you usually find your apps.