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: Starting at 3:45 PM on each Saturday, visit (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 all beings be safe, healthy, and at peace.

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May 2020

Tulasi Rachel Ramirez

YOGA + MEDITATION : Online with Guest Teacher Tulasi (Rachel) Ramirez

May 30, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0
ONLINE, via Zoom,

We have invited a seasoned and compassionate yoga teacher, Tulasi (Rachel) Ramirez to teach us about yoga as a spiritual practice, and its relationship with meditation. EVENT DESCRIPTION : Ashtanga (8-limbed) or Raja yoga is a journey from the gross to the subtle; from physical postures and guidelines for outer behaviors/inner attitudes to meditation, awareness and oneness. We will begin the class with a brief introduction to yoga followed by yoga asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) practices, ending with…

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October 2020

Halloween Special: Ghost Stories & Tea (online)

October 31, 2020 @ 3:45 am - 6:00 pm CDT
ONLINE, via Zoom,
Ghost Stories by Ajahn Brahm

It's the 5th Saturday -- our special event week AND it is Halloween! On October 31st, after sitting meditation, we will make some tea and grab some snacks, and watch a couple of videos with Dharma teacher Ajahn Brahm telling "real ghost stories." We will also chat a bit about the Six Realms of Existence. And we welcome everyone to tell a ghost story too! Kids welcome. Join us!   EVENT SCHEDULE: 3:45 PM: Online session open for dial-in 4:00…

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January 2021

Special Event: Sangha Meeting & Tea (online)

January 30 @ 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm CST
ONLINE, via Zoom,
CBMG Sangha Meeting

It’s the 5th Saturday — our special event week! On January 30th, after meditation, we will hold a Sangha Meeting to kick off 2021! CBMG board members will report on our 2020 program activities, operation, and finance. We will then open the floor to hear your feedback and suggestions for future programs, schedules and other aspects of this group. Your inputs are crucial as this community would not exist without your participation. Please join us. Long-time members, new members, and…

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May 2021

David Listen, Guest Chan Teacher

Meditation + Live Talk + Q&A : Online with Guest Teacher DAVID LISTEN

May 29 @ 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
ONLINE, via Zoom,

On Saturday May 29th, Chan (Zen) Buddhist Teacher, David Listen, will be joining us live, leading meditation and giving a talk titled: "The Core Principles of Buddhadharma: How They Guide Our Life Practice"In this talk, David will expound on not just the basic theory of Buddhist teachings, but also their practical applications and relationship to our life.David was formerly a monk and one of the few Western monastic disciples of the late Master Sheng Yen, founder of the Dharma Drum…

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July 2021

Movie Dharma: “Saving Mes Aynak” (online)

July 31 @ 3:45 am - 6:00 pm CDT
ONLINE, via Zoom,

On July 31st, we will do a short sitting, and then watch "Saving Mes Aynak" together. Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time, a Chinese mining company, the Taliban, and local politics to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition.

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October 2021

Watch & Learn: “7 Wonders of the Buddhist World” (online)

October 30 @ 3:45 am - 6:00 pm CDT
ONLINE, via Zoom,

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.

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