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
On October 30th, we will do a short sitting, and then watch a documentary TV special: “Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World” together. This program takes us across the globe to visit seven of the most famous ancient and modern Buddhist locations, including Bodh Gaya, the Temple of The Tooth, Angkor Wat, and more. at each site, local practitioners will discuss core Buddhist concepts, providing insights into the long and rich history of Buddhism.Find out more »
On the 1st Saturday of each month, we do some Dharma Sharing where members take turn to present a Dharma topic and lead a discussion, 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 […]Find out more »
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 […]Find out more »
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 […]Find out more »
On the 4th Saturday of each month, we do a mini-retreat with this schedule: 3:45 PM: Online session open for dial-in 4:00 PM: Slow Moving Meditation - to help settle our body & mind 4:20 PM: Sitting Meditation 4:50 PM: Walking Meditation (you may continue sitting if you wish) ~5:10 PM: Sitting Meditation ~5:35 […]Find out more »
Dharma Learning — Latest Topics
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On July 10, 2021, after meditation we met online for a Teachers’ Corner session on the topic of “Embracing Uncertainty” At Teachers’ Corner last Saturday, we watched excerpts from a lecture by Venerable Ajahn Brahm on “Embracing Uncertainty,” followed by a brief group discussion. Ajahn Brahm taught that the nature of this life is that […]