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.
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.
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.
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.