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.

Special Event: Sangha Meeting & Tea (online & in-person)

It’s the 5th Sunday — our special event week! On January 29th, after meditation, we will hold a Sangha Meeting to kick off 2023! CBMG board members will report on […]

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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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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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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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Dharma Learning — Latest Topics

Jack Kornfield

Seeing Anew, with Beginner’s Mind

On Sunday, Sunday January 8, 2023, after meditation we listened to a Dharma talk podcast by Vipassana teacher, Jack Kornfield, on “Seeing Anew.” Starting by quoting Shunryū Suziki Roshi: “the […]

Bhante Sujatha

Handling Difficult Thoughts and Emotions

On Sunday, December 11, 2022, after meditation we watched a Dharma talk from Bhante Sujatha entitled “A Buddhist Approach to Handling Difficult Thoughts and Emotions.” In his talk, Bhante Sujatha […]

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 […]

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