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: Starting at 3:45 PM on each Saturday, visit https://zoom.us/j/727507599 (video + audio)
BY PHONE: 312-626-6799 / Meeting ID: 727507599# (audio only)

Practice begins at 4 PM as usual. 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)

  On the 2nd Saturday of each month, we read / watch / listen to a teacher's Dharma teachings following meditation, with this schedule: - 3:45 PM: Online session open for dial-in 4:00 PM: Slow Moving Meditation - to help settle our body & mind 4:10 PM: Sitting Meditation ~4:45 PM: "Teacher's Corner" Dharma Learning […]

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ONLINE, via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/727507599
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Meditation + Dharma Story + Tea (online)

  On the 3rd Saturday of each month, members take turn to tell a Dharma/Buddhist story and we chat about it informally with this schedule: 3:45 PM: Online session open for dial-in 4:00 PM: Slow Moving Meditation - to help settle our body & mind 4:10 PM: Sitting Meditation ~4:45 PM: Make a Cup of […]

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ONLINE, via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/727507599
+ Google Map

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Dharma Learning — Latest Topics

Ven. Bhikku Boddhi

Praise and Blame

On November 13, 2021, after meditation we listened to a talk from the Venerable Bhikku Bodhi about a piece of the Buddha’s advice for our speech. In particular, the Buddha says, as recorded in The Book of Fours of the Numerical Discourses (Aṅguttara Nikāya), that a good person does not speak of the faults of […]

Ayya Santussika

Giving It All You’ve Got

On October 9, 2021, after meditation we watched a Dharma talk by Ayya Santussika titled: “Giving It All You’ve Got.” The teacher quoted Ajahn Chah who said that in everything that we do, we should give it all we’ve got. That applies to our practice – meditation and Dharma study – but also to everything […]

Roshi Gaelyn Godwin

Edges and Boundlessness

On September 11, 2021, after meditation we watched a Dharma talk by Roshi Konjin Gaelyn Godwin about Edges and Boundlessness. The talk was originally delivered to the Tallahassee Chan Center by invitation by Teacher Guo Gu. The Roshi talked about employing “edges” in our practice of the boundless mind, and the dynamic between liberation and […]

Ven. Ajahn Brahm

Dealing with Sickness

On August 14, 2021, after meditation we listened to a talk from Venerable Ajahn Brahm about a talk about Dealing with Sickness. Everyone gets sick at some point in their lives, and it often causes suffering or dissatisfaction. How should we think about this? Ajahn Brahm emphasized that we should accept being sick as a […]

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