Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago (KMC Chicago) has two locations — in Oak Park and in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago — through which we further our goal of helping everyone in Chicagoland live a happier and more meaningful life. Both are conveniently located 2 blocks or less from the CTA Blue Line, and provide a beautiful space for our meditation classes, day courses, and special events.
We also offer branch classes in South Bend, IN.
Coming later in 2019: our new center in River North!
KMC Chicago in Oak Park
13 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60304 (View Map)
KMC Chicago in Oak Park is located on Harrison Street, part of the burgeoning Oak Park Arts District. Set amongst cafes, galleries, and parks, KMC Chicago in Oak Park features a full Dharma bookshop, a meditation room (Ghampa), and a community space where you can enjoy a cup of tea or cookie with fellow students after class.
The Oak Park center is usually open about a half hour before all scheduled classes and events. In addition, you can stop by during the following times to browse our book shop, register for an event, spend a few quiet moments in the meditation room, or just say hi!
Mondays, 9am - 12pm
Tuesdays, 11am - 2pm
Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursdays, 11am - 2pm
Fridays, 11am - 2pm
Transit: We are just 2 blocks from the CTA Blue Line - Austin Station. From the station, walk north on Austin Blvd for 0.1 mile. Turn left (west) onto Harrison St, and find us just half a block in on the left.
Car: We are located just off of I-290, Exit 23A: Austin Blvd. Head north on Austin for 0.1 mile, then turn left onto Harrison St. We are in the first block on the left, before Humphrey Ave. Free street parking is easy to find within one block.
KMC Chicago in Wicker Park
2010 W. Pierce Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 (View Map)
We opened this location in September 2012 to create a place of peace and refuge in the heart of Wicker Park. One of Chicago's most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, it features some of the city's hippest restaurants, music venues, coffee houses, and much more. In this buzzing neighborhood is our surprisingly quiet and peaceful city center, a wide-open and inviting space with a complete Dharma bookshop, meditation area, and community space where you're welcome to enjoy a cup of tea and snack with fellow students after class.
The Wicker Park center is usually open about a half hour before all scheduled classes and events. In addition, you can stop by during the following times to browse our book shop, register for an event, spend a few quiet moments in the meditation room, or just say hi!
Thursdays, 2pm - 5pm
Fridays, 2pm - 5pm
Transit: We are located just a block from the nexus of the neighborhood, the Six Corners intersection of North, Damen, & Milwaukee. There are many CTA options for getting there:
Blue Line train: Damen Station
#50 Damen Ave bus: Damen & Milwaukee/North Ave stop
#72 North Ave bus: Damen stop
#56 Milwaukee Ave bus: Damen & Milwaukee/North Ave stop
Any of these transit options will take you within one block of the Wicker Park Center, which is west of Damen Ave. and just south of North Ave. on Pierce Ave.
Car: Located not far from I90/94 and near the intersection of several major roads, we recommend using an online map (such as Google Maps) to find the best route for you to our center. Once you reach the area, you may find our map of free street parking helpful. It's usually possible to find free parking no more than 2 or 3 blocks away.
KMC Chicago in River North
375 W. Erie St, Chicago, IL
Opening later in 2019. Check out the latest progress and insider updates on the River North Blog.