Zen Services will be held Sunday January 1 2023 at 10AM and 2PM.

New Tai Chi Chuan class beginning Saturday May 14, 2022 11am - 12pm. More information here

Like many non-profit organizations dependent on free-will donations, the Zen Buddhist Temple has been deeply affected financially over the past 2 years.  Should your circumstances permit, please consider making a donation to us.  Click here to donate.  In addition Amazon donates a very small amount of your purchase to us via their Amazon Smile program





In-Person Services in Evanston

Sundays            10:00AM to 12:00PM 
                          2:00PM to   4:00PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wednesdays       7:00PM to   9:00PM

[On-Line] Services via Zoom 


Sundays =  10:00AM to 12:00PM
Click here to join on Sunday
Weds      =    7:00PM to   9:00PM
Click here to join on Weds
Tues & Thurs  6:10AM to 8:30AM
Click here to join on Tues/Thurs


In-person Events in Evanston

In-Person One Day Zen Meditation Retreat in Evanston

 January 7th

February 4th


We invite you to join us for a one day intensive Zen Meditation retreat.  We begin at 12:30PM and finish at 10:30PM with breaks for mindful work and supper.  While we encourage you to join us for the entire day, we welcome you for whatever portion of the day your schedule allows.  A donation of $50 for the entire day is suggested.  Pre-registration is not required.  Please note that, unless otherwise noted, our monthly Saturday retreats are normally held on the first Saturday of each month.

For more information click here



Introduction to Zen Meditation in Evanston


January 8th at 10AM in person and online

January 15 at 2PM in person only

February 5 at 10AM in person and online

February 19th 2PM in person only


While we welcome newcomers to all of our regular services, and instructions are given at each, once every month [typically the 3rd Sunday] we offer a introductory workshop for those who prefer a more structured exposition of our practice.  All Are welcome.  $20.00 Donation is requested [tax-deductible].  Please note that, to assure a space, please register in advance.

Click here to Register

On-Line Events via Zoom

On-Line Monthly Zoom Dharma Discussion

2nd & 4th Friday of each month
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
[upcoming 8-12, 8-26, 9-9, 9-23]

The Zen Buddhist Temple will be hosting an online Dharma Study group twice a month. We will be reading and discussing the Lotus Sutra and plan on covering one chapter per meeting. If you are interested in joining please contact info@zbtc.org for more information. Or simply join as you are able at the Zoom link below.  We will talk about chapters 20 and 21 in May. The discussion is informal and open to everyone even if they have not attended before. While there are themes common to all chapters, you do not need to know preceding chapters to read and discuss the current chapter under review.

Click here to join discussion
Meeting ID: 829 7589 1617

Passcode: NN7w5b



On-Line New Year's Eve Sesshin
via Zoom

Saturday December 31, 2022


Please email info@zbtc.org for more information if you are interested in participating. As always, you can drop in and out any time. Here is the Sesshin schedule

Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82975891617?pwd=ZGhmNHM0RldyMFh0V25MZW9xeGNHUT09



 A collection of audio talks by our late abbot Kongo Langlois, Roshi is now available at 

Northwestern University Libraries   


Our September 2022 Newsletter is now available   

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