Welcome to Chicago Buddhist Meditation Group!

We are a Chicago meditation meetup group organized by lay practitioners. We meet weekly to support each other in our meditation practice and to study Buddhist teachings from diverse traditions. We welcome anyone – beginners and seasoned practitioners alike – who are interested in meditation or in learning more about Buddhism to join us. Sign up for our newsletter or just come and sit with us!

Chicago Buddhist Meditation Group is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Upcoming Meditation Meetups

In order to continue to exercise cautions and to ensure the safety of all our members, we are extending our online group practice until further notice.We remain hopeful that we will be meeting in-person again before long. Sign-up to receive our weekly newsletter to get the latest updates. 

How to join us online:
VIA ZOOM: Visit https://zoom.us/j/727507599 (video + audio)
BY PHONE: 312-626-6799 / Meeting ID: 727507599# (audio only)

If Zoom is new to you, watch this video on how to join a Zoom meeting

May you be healthy. May you be well. May you be at peace.

Meditation + “Teachers’ Corner” Dharma Learning (online & in-person)

  On the 2nd Sunday of each month, we read / watch / listen to a teacher's Dharma teachings following meditation, with this schedule:   3:15 PM: Door opens / […]

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Kiku Matsu Aikido Dojo (Vaccination Required), 4512 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Meditation + Dharma Story + Tea (online & in-person)

 On the 3rd Sunday of each month, members take turn to tell a Dharma/Buddhist story and we chat about it informally with this schedule:   3:15 PM: Door opens / […]

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Kiku Matsu Aikido Dojo (Vaccination Required), 4512 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Dharma Learning — Latest Topics

Domyo Burk

Gratitude as a Dharma Gate

On Sunday, November 13, 2022, after meditation, we listened to the talk “Gratitude as a Dharma Gate“ by Dharma teacher Domyo Burk. In her talk, Domyo explained how gratitude could […]

Ven. Ajahn Brahm

Facing Difficult Situations in Life

On October 9th, 2022, after meditation, we watched a Dharma lecture by Ajahn Brahm titled: “Facing Difficult Situations in Life.” Ajahn Brahm taught that when we face crises and other […]

Issan Koyama

Relating Koan Lessons to Daily Life seeing cause & effect + staying in here-n-now

On Sunday, September 11, 2022, after meditation we listened to a Dharma talk from Issan Koyama offering insights into two kōans, the Wild Fox kōan and Rinzai’s Blind Ass. In […]

Pema Chödrön

Getting Unstuck – Know Your “Shenpa”

On August 14, 2022, after meditation, we learned from Dharma teacher Pema Chödrön about the concept of “shenpa”, how it related to our suffering, our feeling of being “stuck”, and […]

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