Buddhist & Zen

Organization Name
Address
2029 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Shodin Geiman
Phone Number
847-425-4796
Organization Name
Address
1445 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-475-0080
Description

Lakeside Buddha Sangha is an Evanston-based meditation group which meets weekly to study and practice the Engaged Buddhism taught by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Weekly Meditation: Sunday evenings at First Congregational Church.
Doors open at 6:50 p.m.
Mediation begins, and doors are closed, at 7:15 p.m.  Participants are encouraged to arrive on time because of a building alarm system that goes into effect once the doors are shut.

Public Notes

Lakeside grew out of a four-day Chicago area retreat led by Thich Nhat Hanh in May 1991. Lakeside has been meeting ever since, offering sitting and walking meditation, Dharma Discussions, Days of Mindfulness and retreats in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.Participants come from all walks of life and diverse religious background. Lakeside members need not consider themselves Buddhist. Lakeside’s common denominator is an interest in mindfulness practices as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, who encourages us to take up a life of awareness and healing, and to practice love and understanding in our communities.

Address
1818 Dempster Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Julie Heegaard
Phone Number
847-491-1122 ext. 15
Description

The Center offers ongoing classes in meditation and White Tara, Medicine Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha and Avalokiteshvara practices, as well as Tibetan cultural programs.
Donations benefit Tibet Girls School which provides education to nomad girls.

Ösel Ling is a small, community-based Buddhist meditation center, formerly known as Tsogyaling Meditation Center. The center is often described as a peaceful, safe and compassionate place to come and explore the ancient practices of mindfulness meditation. Located at 1814 Dempster Street, meditation classes are held in the beautiful, newly-renovated Heartwood center just next door. Parking is also available, next to Ösel Ling, in the newly acquired parking lot.

Organization Name
Address
1330 Ridge Ave., Room #2 (Unitarian Church of Evanston) Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Myoshin Tricia Teater, Director and Head Teacher
Phone Number
(847) 475-3264
Description

The purpose of the Udumbara Sangha is to express, make accessible, and embody the wisdom compassion of Shakyamuni Buddha.

Our center is a welcoming and vibrant community of Buddhist practitioners who are supportive of all Buddhist schools and particularly devoted to the practice of Zen. We are dedicated to the teaching of original enlightenment and to the liberation of flowering of all beings.

Udumbara Sangha acknowledges and values equally the expression of practice in formal settings and in daily life: thus we affirm both lay and monastic practice as expressions of the bodhisattva path.

Website Address
Address
608 Dempster Street , Evanston IL
Contact Person
Rev. Kozan Jim Matson
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-272-2070
Description

The Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago is a Soto Zen Temple dedicated to helping practitioners realize their true nature through Zazen, seated meditation.

The Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago was founded in 1949 by Soyu Matsuoka Roshi. Originally located on Halsted Street on the north side of Chicago, the Temple moved to its current location in the 1980s. We also share space with the Chinese Cultural Academy, which offers classes in Tai Chi Chuan.

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