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In lieu of in-person classes, we are offering live streaming meditation classes, as well as on-demand classes, including a kid's class! Please visit our website for the full schedule (https://www.meditateinchicago.org/classes-events), and to register to attend classes.

Welcome to Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago!

We have a location in Chicago in the Wicker Park neighborhood, and in Oak Park just west of the city. We offer a variety of weekly drop-in classes, each includes guided meditation and teachings covering easy-to-understand and practical Buddhist wisdom for a happy, peaceful life, even in modern times. The classes are suitable for complete beginners up to those with lots of experience, all are welcome, and there’s no special dress or behavior that’s expected. We also offer more in-depth training such as weekend courses, retreats, and study programs covering the range of Buddhist thought.

Each month, the focus of each class changes, and our MeetUp Calendar (http://meetup.com/Meditate-in-Chicago/events/calendar) is a great way to see all the current topics at-a-glance, as well as special events, often held on Saturdays. If you are planning to attend a class, go ahead and RSVP on MeetUp, it’s nice for people to see other members planning to attend :)

Thank you, and please never hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!
May you find peace in your mind and joy in your heart.

http://www.MeditateInChicago.com

Upcoming events (5)

Introduction to Kadampa Buddhism & Meditation - online live streamed class

Wednesdays | 7:30pm - 8:30pm Live Stream | with Gen Kelsang Zamling, Resident Teacher $12 | Register here: https://is.gd/KMCCW At a time of economic and social upheaval and uncertainty, spiritual practice can offer immense personal comfort, strength, inspiration, and purpose. Buddhism is a spiritual path that also provides an inner, scientific method to transform your mind, based upon time-tested meditations and special ways of thinking. This autumn course explores the foundations of Buddhist philosophy and practice, and is open to everyone, regardless of background a belief. Each class introduces a particular topic of Buddhism and includes guided meditation and a chance to ask questions. Each class will include practical teachings and guided meditations that can greatly improve the qualitiy and stability of your relationships. Everyone is welcome -- no previous experience is necessary. Oct 7: Who is Buddha? Oct 14: Understanding the Power of Your Mind Oct 21: Exploring Past and Future Lives Oct 28: NO CLASS due to Fall Festival ---- *We are also now offering guided meditation sessions on-demand, including a kids class, available anytime! Visit https://is.gd/MedNow to access!* Please note all of our streamed classes are for residents of the areas we normally serve: the Chicagoland area, South Bend and surrounding communities, and Michigan.

Meditations for Supreme Happiness - online live stream meditation class

Thursdays | 6:30pm - 7:30pm Live Stream | with Kadampa Teacher Elena Marre $12 | Register here: https://is.gd/KMCCT This series of classes explores a traditional series of meditations called "Lamrim", or "Stages of the Path" which lead to the everlasting happiness of Enlightenment. You do not need to be Buddhist to attend -- everyone is welcome -- and no previous experience is needed. Each week we will explore a different meditation. The teacher will explain the meditation, the benefits of practicing the meditation regularly, and then guide the meditation. There is also opportunity to ask questions during the class. Oct 1: Transcending the Problems of Everyday Life Oct 8: Locating the Source of Inner Pain Oct 15: How to Enter and Progress to Spiritual Liberation Oct 22: Stopping Pain & Suffering Permanently Oct 29: How to Love Unconditionally ---- *We are also now offering guided meditation sessions on-demand, including a kids class, available anytime! Visit https://is.gd/MedNow to access!* Please note all of our streamed classes are for residents of the areas we normally serve: the Chicagoland area, South Bend and surrounding communities, and Michigan.

Friday Morning Backyard Meditations - Oak Park meditation class

Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago - Oak Park

$6.00

Friday | 7:30pm - 8:30pm with Gen Kelsang Zamling, Resident Teacher $6 | Register here: https://is.gd/KMCCFr Enjoy a relaxing and inspiring morning of socially-distanced guided meditation and social time in our beautiful backyard in Oak Park. It's a great way to start the day and a perfect preparation for the weekend ahead. Face coverings and physical distancing are required. Class will be held indoors in case of rain. Chairs are provided, or feel free to bring your own lawn chair or blanket. To ensure safe distancing, class capacity is strictly limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended for each session. ---- *We are also now offering guided meditation sessions on-demand, including a kids class, available anytime! Visit https://is.gd/MedNow to access!*

(FREE!) Meaningful Conversation & Connection - a Buddhist open discussion

Fridays | 7pm - 8pm Live Stream | moderated by Gen Kelsang Zamling, Resident Teacher FREE | Register here: https://is.gd/KMCCF Join us for a lively hour of meaningful discussion and spiritual community, open to absolutely everyone -- including pets! Each week Gen Zamling will pose a different thought-provoking "Big Question" for open discussion, focusing on Buddhist meditation principles. It's a relaxing, meaningful end to the week. *We are also now offering guided meditation sessions on-demand, including a kids class, available anytime! Visit https://is.gd/MedNow to access!* Please note all of our streamed classes are for residents of the areas we normally serve: the Chicagoland area, South Bend and surrounding communities, and Michigan.

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