Special Events

We offer a variety of workshops, public talks, retreats and social events throughout the year. All are available online, and most are recorded and available for 72 hours afterward.

Staying Inspired in Everyday Life

Wednesday, November 3

Oak Park & Online

Staying Inspired in Everyday Life

A special evening of meditation, inspiration and practical instruction. Learn to develop and maintain a realistic and positive outlook, especially during our uncertain times. Open to all levels, and everyone welcome!

• International Fall Festival 2021

Oct 23, 2021

Location TBA

• International Fall Festival 2021

Oct 22 - 28, 2021 | Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will grant the blessing empowerment of Arya Green Tara and give teachings on Tara Powa

• International Temples Day

Nov 6, 2021

Worldwide

• International Temples Day

On the first Saturday in November Kadampa centers worldwide celebrate the International Temples Project.

• Freedom from Craving, Attachment & Addiction

Nov 6, 2021

Wicker Park & Online

• Freedom from Craving, Attachment & Addiction

This practical meditation workshop is designed to help you gradually gain freedom from the pervasive and painful mental habits of craving, attachment, and addiction. Realize and fulfill the true meaning and purpose of this human life.

• Buddhist Refuge Retreat

Nov 13, 2021

Oak Park & Livestream

• Buddhist Refuge Retreat

In-depth, unguided retreat. By relying upon the Three Jewels with strong faith, we are protected from outer dangers, inner fears, and delusions, and we establish the path to authentic liberation and enlightenment.

• Friday Meditation & Potluck

Nov 20, 2021

Oak Park

• Friday Meditation & Potluck

Enjoy a relaxed evening of meditation, food, and community in Oak Park. Free!

• Living Lightly With Wisdom

Dec 4, 2021

Wicker Park & Online

• Living Lightly With Wisdom

Nothing in this world is more meaningful, or spiritually helpful, than to explore Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, the true nature of reality. Let go of painful attitudes and patterns. Live lightly and adapt creatively to our world. Be of genuine benefit to others.

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Guided meditation classes are available on demand. So you can start uncovering your inner peaceful side right away.

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We have a recurring schedule of drop-in classes every week. All include guided meditation and practical teaching. Some also include time for questions.