Welcome to the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago
Founded 1949 by Soyu
Visit the Temple
Our services and activities are held at 608
Dempster Street in Evanston,
August 24, 2014 - Obon Celebration
A special Dharma talk will be given
All are invited
The 2PM service on this day only
will be cancelled
listen to a Dharma talk given by Jim Matson on June 29, 2014
Our August Newsletter is
Introduction to Zen Meditation
Sunday September 21st 2:00PM til 4:00PM
Day Meditation Retreat
Introduction to Zen Meditation
While we welcome newcomers and beginnerís
instructions are given at all of our services, we also offer
a service at 2:00pm on the third Sunday of each month dedicated
to those who would like a more structured introduction to
our practice. The Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago is a Soto
Zen Temple dedicated to helping practitioners realize their
true nature through Zazen, seated meditation. Zen Buddhists
hold that all living beings are pure Buddha nature that seems
to be obscured by the workings of the discursive mind, fueled
by the pressures of modern life. Through daily practice of
seated meditation, we allow the discursive mind to settle,
and let this true nature be expressed in our daily life.
non-theistic. The historical Buddha is not worshipped as a
deity, but rather serves as an example of the realization
that is expressed through our Zazen practice. Practitioners
of other faiths may cultivate themselves through Zazen, supplementing
their existing spiritual practice.
Please join us for an Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop
on Sunday August 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The workshop will consist
of basic instruction in Zazen and shortened meditation periods
taylored specifically for new practitioners.
year we celebrate various Zen Buddhist Holidays. Check back
Our services at the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago are open to all.
Newcomers are welcomed, and instruction in Zen meditation is
offered at each service. Please join us for one of our regular Meditation Services.
We offer Zen meditation (zazen) services in the Soto Zen tradition three times weekly:
Services last for approximately
two hours and include chanting, seated meditation (zazen),
and walking meditation (kinhin). Tea is usually served afterwards.
Please feel free to stop by and visit. Newcomers are always
welcome and instructions are provided at every service.
For more intensive
practice, please join us for our next one day meditation retreat
to be held on Saturday August 2nd from 12:00PM to 10:00PM Sesshin
is an important part of regular practice, enabling us to reinforce
our daily practice with more extended periods to further settle
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