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Chicago Chan: Meditation, Q&A & Snack Social
On the 4th Wednesday of each month, we have meditation, open Q&A and snack social. During casual Q&A, the floor is open for anyone to ask questions or share what they think would be helpful to others, related to meditation, daily practice, Dharma, Chan, Buddhism, etc. An opportunity for us to support each other in this Sangha (practice community). Meant to be a relaxed session, we will also get to know each other a bit more over some tasty snacks! 6:45 PM: Door Opens - meditation instructions provided if needed 7:00 PM ~ 7:10 PM: Slow Moving Meditation - to help settle our body & mind ~7:10 PM: Sitting Meditation ~7:45 PM: Open Q&A + Snack Social ~8:35 PM: Adjourn No cost to attend. Donations (optional) at-the-door welcome, to help support the continual operations and growth of this group. Wear loose comfortable clothing, and please note that shoes are not allowed on the meditation mat. We also meet on other Wednesdays with slightly different programs - see calendar for details.

The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun

1363 W Chicago Ave · Chicago, IL

What we're about

The purpose of this group is to share the benefits of meditation and Dharma with all who are interested.

Our practice aims to cultivate compassion and wisdom - that is, kindness and awareness - for the benefit of all sentient beings. The approach and method we promote are those of Chinese Chan ("Chan" is the Chinese word for "Zen"). We also bring in teachings from other Buddhist traditions to create a rich, open learning environment.

Our current weekly program is on every Wednesday evening - with meditation + group sharing, Dharma learning, and socializing. This weekly gathering is a chance for us all to recharge and settle our mind in the middle of a work / school week, finding a moment of refuge, quietude, and clarity.

We also look for opportunities to hold other events beyond the weekly Wednesday gatherings.

There is no cost to attend. Donations of any amount are welcome at the door - donations help us with continual operations of this group, such as paying for the Meetup subscription, holding special events in the future, and so on. But donations are completely optional.

Main organizers: Belinda & Phyllis. Grateful also to other leadership team members: Phil and Pol.

And thank you to The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun for letting us meet there every Wednesday evening.

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