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Samatha means calm.
Through this practice, we aim to move the mind into calm and stillness while remaining alert and awake.
By placing mindfulness on the breath, we cultivate the arising of joy and concentration. By practicing over time, the chattering, unruly mind settles down and we begin to understand more about the mental habits that keep us from happiness, freedom, and understanding.

We can become kinder to ourselves and others; we can develop minds at once open to change and rooted in ethics; we can become more curious about the world around us.

For many, Buddhist practice is more inquiry than worship. You are welcome whatever your religious beliefs.

All regular classes are free of charge, always. Donations are warmly accepted and go back into supporting the practice.

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekly meditation class in Rogers Park

Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing

We offer an ongoing class on Sunday evenings at 5:00 in Rogers Park at the Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing (1622 W Devon). We will sit, then discuss the practice. You will have the opportunity to discuss your practice with the teacher. Cushions, chairs, and tea provided. Beginners are welcome at any time, as well as those who have completed a beginner’s course. As always, the teaching is free of charge. Please contact us for more information or to accommodate your needs.

Weekly meditation class in Hyde Park

Chaturanga Holistic Fitness

We offer an ongoing class on Sunday evenings at 7:30 at Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, on the third floor of the Deco Arts Building at 55th & Lake Park. Check Chaturanga’s schedule on the off chance the class is cancelled. We will sit, then discuss both the practice and applying the teachings to daily life. You will have the opportunity to discuss your practice with the teacher. Cushions, chairs, and tea provided. Beginners are welcome at any time, as well as those who have completed a beginner’s course. As always, the teaching is free of charge. Please contact us for more information or to accommodate your needs.

Weekly meditation class in Rogers Park

Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing

We offer an ongoing class on Sunday evenings at 5:00 in Rogers Park at the Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing (1622 W Devon). We will sit, then discuss the practice. You will have the opportunity to discuss your practice with the teacher. Cushions, chairs, and tea provided. Beginners are welcome at any time, as well as those who have completed a beginner’s course. As always, the teaching is free of charge. Please contact us for more information or to accommodate your needs.

Weekly meditation class in Hyde Park

Chaturanga Holistic Fitness

We offer an ongoing class on Sunday evenings at 7:30 at Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, on the third floor of the Deco Arts Building at 55th & Lake Park. Check Chaturanga’s schedule on the off chance the class is cancelled. We will sit, then discuss both the practice and applying the teachings to daily life. You will have the opportunity to discuss your practice with the teacher. Cushions, chairs, and tea provided. Beginners are welcome at any time, as well as those who have completed a beginner’s course. As always, the teaching is free of charge. Please contact us for more information or to accommodate your needs.

Past events (12)

Weekly meditation class in Hyde Park

Chaturanga Holistic Fitness

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