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We are now offering both in person and live streaming meditation classes, as well as on-demand classes! Please visit our website for the full schedule, 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 (https://www.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 (4+)

Evening Guided Meditation - in Wicker Park

Needs a location

$6.00

Tuesdays | 6:30pm - 7pm | Wicker Park
with Gen Zamling, Resident Teacher | $6

Masks are required, class capacity is limited, and advance registration is recommended. Please review our COVID policies here: https://www.meditateinchicago.org/policies/covid-policies

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Feeling tense and wound up? Calm down and bring some peace into your evening. Includes a guided meditation and some practical tips how to stay connected to a positive mind. No previous experience is necessary -- absolutely everyone is welcome.

To register, please visit our website: https://www.meditateinchicago.org/drop-in-classes-2/Evening-Guided-Meditation

Buddhism | Buddhist | Spiritual

Letting Go with Wisdom - Wicker Park in-person meditation class

Needs a location

$12.00

Tuesdays | 7:30pm - 8:30pm | Wicker Park
with Kadampa Teacher Elena Marre | $12
Info & Registration here: https://www.meditateinchicago.org/drop-in-classes-2/Tuesday-Evening-Wicker-Park-Class

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Stress, irritation, frustration and anger are common experiences in modern life that easily arise when we encounter difficult situations. ​They are like mental poisons that destroy our peace and happiness, and ​interfere with our relationships.
Instead, we can develop the cool, calm, and spacious mind of patience, free from anger. In this series we will discover techniques for how to remain balanced, flexible and peaceful when things go wrong!

Each class will include practical instruction and guided meditations, and time for question. No previous experience is needed, and absolutely everyone is welcome.

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July 5: The Myths & Truths of Anger
July 12: Why is Anger so Natural?
July 19: True Patience is Freedom
July 26: How to Stay Calm

Buddhism | Buddhist | Spiritual

Overcoming Anger - Oak Park meditation class & online

Needs a location

$12.00

Wednesdays in Oak Park and streamed online | 7pm - 8pm
with Kadampa Teacher Glynis Kinnan | $12
Info & Registration here: https://www.meditateinchicago.org/drop-in-classes-2/Wednesday-Evening-Drop-In-Class

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Stress, irritation, frustration and anger are common experiences in modern life that easily arise when we encounter difficult situations. ​They are like mental poisons that destroy our peace and happiness, and ​interfere with our relationships.
Instead, we can develop the cool, calm, and spacious mind of patience, free from anger. In this series we will discover techniques for how to remain balanced, flexible and peaceful when things go wrong!

Each class will include practical instruction and guided meditations, and time for question. No previous experience is needed, and absolutely everyone is welcome.

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July 6: The Myths & Truths of Anger
July 13: Why is Anger so Natural?
July 14: True Patience is Freedom
July 27: How to Stay Calm

Buddhism | Buddhist | Spiritual

Lunchtime Guided Meditation - online livestream

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$6.00

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 12:15pm - 12:45pm
via Live Stream
$6

Take a break at lunch to refresh your mind and renew yourself... and carry some peace into the rest of the day! Each session includes a brief introduction, a guided meditation, and concludes with practical ideas about how to stay connected to a positive mind during the day. No previous experience is necessary - absolutely everyone is welcome.

To register, please visit our website: https://www.meditateinchicago.org/drop-in-classes-2/Lunchtime-Guided-Meditation

Buddhism | Buddhist

Past events (3,932)

Lunchtime Guided Meditation - online livestream

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$6.00

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