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Meditation can be used for anything from stress reduction to spiritual fulfilment and requires us to bring nothing more than ourselves. Buddhist practitioners have been adapting and refining meditation techniques for thousands of years, bringing them into the modern age fresh and alive. The aim of these practices is to calm the mind, warm the heart, and express the qualities of compassion and wisdom we all possess. Join us for meditation practice within the Tibetan Buddhist context. We welcome those new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners from any contemplative tradition. Chanting is a part of every practice and no prerequisites are needed to participate. Please text or call (312)[masked] if you encounter any issues finding the temple space. Practice takes place at the beautiful Bultasa Temple, directly off the Montrose Blue Line El stop. Cushions and texts provided, just bring yourself! Donations are appreciated but not required.


4360 W. Montrose Avenue (Kostner and Montrose) · Chicago, IL

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The Chicago Padmasambhava Buddhist Center practices Tibetan Buddhism according to the wishes of Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. We practice at the Bultasa Temple in Chicago's Mayfair neighborhood (located just two blocks from the Montrose CTA Blue Line station) every Wednesday. We also host webcasts of Ven. Khenpo Rinpoches giving teachings from various PBC Centers, and meet at various locations throughout the city and surrounding suburbs for additional practice, discussion, potlucks, and to view Tibetan and Buddhist oriented films. Ven. Khenpo Rinpoches give frequent teachings and retreats, and we are very fortunate to host their visits to Chicago. Our members also travel to Padme Samye Ling, the New York retreat center, and to PBC centers throughout the country for further practice opportunities with the Rinpoches.

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