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

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Effective May 15 the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago will offer both in person Zen meditation services and instruction in Evanston along with virtual services via Zoom.  Our schedules for these events are outlined below.


Services

Effective May 15, 2022

 

In-Person Services in Evanston


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


[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

 July 9th

August 6th

 

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

 

 

 In-Person Introduction to Zen Meditation in Evanston

3rd Sunday of every month

 

Upcoming
June 19th

July 17th

 

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 6-10 & 6-24]

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
or
Meeting ID: 829 7589 1617

Passcode: NN7w5b

 


 

On-Line 2-Day Sesshin
via Zoom

Friday June 17th
through
Saturday June 18th

We will be holding a 2-day Sesshin Friday May 20 and Saturday May 21 on Zoom.  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 August 2019 Newsletter is now available   

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