Meditation + Dharma Story + Tea (online)

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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…

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Meditation Mini-Retreat (online)

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…

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Meditation Mini-Retreat

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On the 4th Saturday of each month, we do a mini-retreat with this schedule: 3:45 PM: Door Opens - meditation instructions provided as needed 4:00 PM: Slow Moving Meditation -…

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Meditation + Origami Cranes Folding

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We will wrap up the year with kindness in action! After meditation, we will fold origami paper cranes (Tsuru in Japanese), which are symbols of peace. Partnering with Ancient Dragon…

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Meditation, Open Q&A & Snack Social

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On the 4th Saturday of each month, we have meditation, open Q&A and snack social. During casual Q&A, the floor is open for anyone to ask questions or share what…

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Meditation, Open Q&A & Snack Social

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“A Cross-Zen Dialogue” in Chicago Brings Diverse Buddhist Practitioners Together

On June 28, 2019 evening, about 80 participants from many different sanghas and lineages in Chicago and beyond attended the “A Cross-Zen Dialogue” event. This event brought the three teachers Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton (Japanese Soto Zen), Meido Moore Roshi (Japanese Rinzai Zen) and Guo Gu (Chinese Chan) together to discuss the similarities and differences between the approaches that each of their traditions takes to Dharma and practice. The overall theme for the evening was that all the practices and lineages represented by the three teachers have much more in common than they differ, and that no single approach is better for everyone.

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Movie Night: “Peaceful Warrior”

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We will do a short sitting tonight, and then watch the movie: "Peaceful Warrior" followed by a short Dharma discussion as related to the movie. Movie synopsis: A 2006 inspirational…

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Meditation, Open Q&A & Snack Social

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