COVID-19 Response:
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 (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 all beings be safe, healthy, and at peace.

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Deep Relaxation – a Guided Meditation (online & in-person)

July 30, 2023 @ 3:15 pm - 5:20 pm CDT

Deep Relaxation session at a Plum Village retreat.
See you online!
It’s the 5th Sunday — our special event week!

On Sunday, July 30th, we are offering a special session of Guided Meditation of Deep Relaxation. Following the instructions recorded from a Plum Village retreat, we will be lying down for the duration of the practice!

Join us and experience this meditative method of body mindfulness and self-care.


3:15 PM: Zoom link opens / Dojo door opens

3:30 PM: Slow Moving Meditation

~3:50 PM: Introduction – Relaxation as a Practice

~4:00 PM: Guided Meditation of Deep Relaxation (with recorded instruction from the Plum Village tradition)

~4:45 PM: Self Massage

~4:50 PM: Open Discussion / Sharing

~5:20 PM: Adjourn


You may join any or all segments of the evening. If you are joining us in-person and arrive late, please gently knock on the door and wait for someone to let you in.

Preparing for the Online Session:
  • Check that your internet and audio/video is working beforehand
  • Wear comfortable and loose clothing
  • Find as quiet a place as possible; while also be understanding of each other should kids/pets, etc. make noise in the background! (we’ll use the “mute” function judiciously)
  • For the July 30th session, you will need a space where you can lie down on the floor with your body fully extended. You may also want to use a folded towels/blankets to support your head and neck.
  • For moving meditation, please stand in an area that is roomy enough for both arms to extend freely in all directions
  • Once you join via Zoom, you may want to switch to Gallery view to get the best visual experience

Beginners welcome. No cost to attend. Donations welcome. Your generosity will support the continual operations and growth of this group, including the cost of our monthly rent and Meetup subscription fees.

We also meet on other Sundays with slightly different programs – see our event listing for details.


Kiku Matsu Aikido Dojo (Vaccination Required)
4512 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Chicago Buddhist Meditation Group
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