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: sitting + “water bowl walking” (in-person only)

On the 3rd Sunday of July, we hope to celebrate the summer with an outdoor walking meditation session after sitting, with the following schedule (Central Time, in-person only): 3:15 PM: […]

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Kiku Matsu Aikido Dojo [in-person only], 4512 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Meditation Mini-Retreat (online & in-person)

 On the 4th Sunday of each month, we do a mini-retreat with this schedule: 3:15 PM: Door opens / Zoom link opens 3:30 PM: Slow Moving Meditation - to help […]

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

  On the 1st Sunday of each month, we do some Dharma Sharing where members take turn to present a Dharma topic and lead a discussion, with this schedule: . […]

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

Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu)

Obstacles to Meditation

On Sunday, July 17, 2024, after meditation, we listened to three short Dharma talks given by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu) — a teacher in the Chinese Chan Buddhism lineage […]

Myoshin Kate McCandless

Practicing Restraint to Make Room for the World

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, after meditation, we listened to the Dharma talk “Practicing Restraint to Make Room for the World“ from Myoshin Kate McCandless about the word “tzimtzum”. The […]

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Healing Blocks of Suffering in Our Consciousness

On Sunday, May 12, 2024, after meditation we listened to a Dharma talk titled “Healing Blocks of Suffering in the Individual and Collective Consciousness“ by meditation teacher, Kaira Jewel Lingo. […]

Ven. Ajahn Brahm

Am I Good Enough? — a lesson on unconditional love

On Sunday, April 14, 2024, after meditation, we listened to a Dharma talk by Ven. Ajahn Brahm on the topic of “Am I Good Enough?“ Often, no matter how much […]

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