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 + 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

Devin Berry

The Five Remembrances — The Truth and Nothing but the Truth

On Sunday, February 11, 2024, after meditation we listened to a talk on “The Five Remembrances“ by meditation teacher, Devin Berry. Inspired by recent health concerns and the loss of […]

Sharon Salzberg

Real Happiness at Work

On Sunday, January 14, 2024, after meditation we listened to a talk on “Real Happiness at Work“ by meditation teacher and author, Sharon Salzberg. Salzberg defines “real happiness” as an […]

Doju Layton & Thich Nhat Hanh

Non-Violence : Buddhism & War

On Sunday, December 10, 2023, after meditation we listened to a talk from Dōju Layton about Buddhism and War, and the practice of non-violence. Dōju was moved to give this […]

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Awareness – Going Beyond Mindfulness

On Sunday, November 11, 2023, after meditation, we listened to segments of a public Dharma talk from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche titled “Meditation and Going Beyond Mindfulness – A Secular Perspective“. […]

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