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What's Coming in May

Here's an overview of what's coming up for the month of May 2021.

Special Events

Saturday, May 1

May 1: Wheel of Life Retreat

A practical and contemplative tour of the Wheel of Life, showing how we can use this diagram to inspire our meditations and guide us along the spiritual path. All levels of experience are welcome, from complete beginners to seasoned meditators.

Sunday, May 9

May 9 (Mothers' Day): The Kindness of Mothers: A Buddhist Perspective

Special Mothers Day Talk & Meditation. Share with your mom for FREE!

Saturday, May 15

May 15 workshop: How to Rely Upon a Spiritual Guide: The Gateway to Swift Spiritual Realizations

This morning workshop explains the essential practice of Guru Yoga -- or reliance upon a Spiritual Guide -- through which we will receive powerful, transformative energy and make quick progress along our spiritual path.

May 15 - 18

May 15-18: Guru Yoga: A Profound Retreat of Inspiration & Transformation

In this very special guided retreat, we have the opportunity to draw close to our Spiritual Guide through prayer and mantra, so that we can receive powerful inspiration and blessings. By receiving powerful blessings, it is very easy to accomplish realizations swiftly.

Saturday, May 22

May 22: Clear Sky Mind Day Retreat

Clear Sky Mind Day Retreat, Saturday, May 22

Enjoy the powerful, relaxing, and empowering meditation called "clarity of the mind." Gain insight into the flexible and limitless nature of your mind, and gain the freedom to respond to daily life in the most constructive possible manner.

May 28 - June 2

May 28 - June 2: International Spring Festival 2021 Online

Blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and commentary to the Lord of All Lineages prayer. With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU.


Weekly Drop-In Classes

The schedule continues each month, while the topics change. Each class covers a different aspect of the month's topic, with practical instruction and guided meditation. A mix of in-person, livestream, and recorded options.


11am: Now is the Time to Love (Oak Park, Livestream, and Recorded)

11am: The Science of Happiness (Wicker Park)


5pm: Oral Instructions of Mahamudra: Establishing the Foundation for Successful Meditation (Livestream and Recorded)


7:30pm: Calm: A Life Beyond Anger (Livestream and Recorded)


6:30pm: Meditations for an Inspired Life (Wicker Park and Livestream)

NEW: This class opens up to in-person attendance starting in May!


10am: Relax, Reflect, and Renew: Guided Morning Meditation (Oak Park and Livestream)

7pm: Friday's Big Question


Live 30-Minute Guided Meditations

Spend 30 minutes cultivating some peace of mind...and take with you for the rest of the day! Each includes brief introduction, guided meditation, and practical ideas to mix it with the rest of your day. Livestream only.


7:30am: Morning Guided Meditation

12:15pm: Lunchtime Guided Meditation


7:30am: Morning Guided Meditation


12:15pm: Lunchtime Guided Meditation


7:30am: Morning Guided Meditation


7:30am: Morning Guided Meditation

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