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 Mini-Retreat (online)

 On the 4th Sunday of each month, we do a mini-retreat with this schedule: 3:15 PM: Online session open for dial-in 3:30 PM: Slow Moving Meditation - to help settle our body & mind 3:50 PM: Sitting Meditation 4:25 PM: Walking Meditation ~4:45 PM: Sitting Meditation ~5:10 PM: Self-Massage ~5:30 PM: Adjourn You may join […]

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Online via ZOOM, Meeting ID: 833 8375 4044 Passcode: CBMGsunday
+ Google Map

Meditation + Dharma Sharing (online)

  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: . 3:15 PM: Online session open for dial-in 3:30 PM: Slow Moving Meditation – to help settle our body & mind 3:40 PM: Sitting Meditation ~4:15 […]

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Online via ZOOM, Meeting ID: 833 8375 4044 Passcode: CBMGsunday
+ Google Map

Meditation + “Teachers’ Corner” Dharma Learning (online)

  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: Online session open for dial-in 3:30 PM: Slow Moving Meditation - to help settle our body & mind 3:40 PM: Sitting Meditation ~4:15 PM: "Teacher's Corner" Dharma Learning […]

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Online via ZOOM, Meeting ID: 833 8375 4044 Passcode: CBMGsunday
+ Google Map

Meditation + Dharma Story + Tea (online)

 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: Online session open for dial-in 3:30 PM: Slow Moving Meditation - to help settle our body & mind 3:40 PM: Sitting Meditation ~4:15 PM: Make a Cup of Tea! […]

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Online via ZOOM, Meeting ID: 833 8375 4044 Passcode: CBMGsunday
+ Google Map

Meditation Mini-Retreat (online)

 On the 4th Sunday of each month, we do a mini-retreat with this schedule: 3:15 PM: Online session open for dial-in 3:30 PM: Slow Moving Meditation - to help settle our body & mind 3:50 PM: Sitting Meditation 4:25 PM: Walking Meditation ~4:45 PM: Sitting Meditation ~5:10 PM: Self-Massage ~5:30 PM: Adjourn You may join […]

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Online via ZOOM, Meeting ID: 833 8375 4044 Passcode: CBMGsunday
+ Google Map

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Dharma Learning — Latest Topics

Chozen Bays Roshi

The Basics: From Sitting Postures to Mindful Eating

On May 8, 2022, after meditation, we shared a collection of short talks by Chozen Bays Roshi with practical advice on the most basic practice how-tos: “From Sitting Postures to Mindful Eating.” These talks offer some welcome refreshers on meditation basics and inspire us to stay curious about our practice, on and off the cushions. The […]

Fred Eppsteiner

Adversity, Path of Awakening

On April 10, 2022, after meditation, we shared a talk on the Tibetan Lojong teaching of: “Turning Adversity Into the Path of Awakening” by Fred Eppsteiner. In his talk, Fred also shared “The Three Fierce Mantras“ — powerful words that can cut through our confusion and anxiety, thereby supporting our practice of equanimity as we act […]

Tathaaloka Bhikkhunī

The Role of Bhikkhunīs

On March 13, 2022, after meditation, we honored Women History Month by sharing a talk from Ven. Tathālokā on the topic of “The Role of Bhikkhunis.” After meditation, we briefly shared the obstacles women faced in pursuing full-ordination within the monastic orders to become bhikkhunis — female monks (nuns), especially in the Theravada tradition. The article, “Bhikkhuni Ordination: […]

Mindfulness : “Freedom from Being Caught in the Past or the Future”

On February 13, 2022, after meditation, we met online for a Teachers’ Corner session to learn from the recently departed Zen Master Thich Nhất Hạnh about the practice of “Mindfulness”. Our deep habits of continually chasing after the past or the future can make it difficult for us to stop and to exist in the […]

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