Today's Chicago Zen Buddhist Temple building began in 1915 as a Freemason's temple, so as a structure it has come full circle. It's a temple once again. Purchased in 1992 as a rundown Pentecostal church, it took two years of almost-entirely volunteer labor to become the modern building it is. Read more about the early history.

 

Now the temple provides:

1. Public services and meditation courses

2. A community for fellowship and support

3. A seminary, monastery and training center

 

Public services are Sundays at 10 am ($5 suggested donation), plus monthly courses and events. Children's Service is held each Sunday at 10 am. Members-only services are Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. We have a full schedule of daily and weekly practice, train students and members, and seasonal meetings for the community.

Public Services
Sundays 10-11:30 am


 Membership Sitting (in-person)
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
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Chicago Zen Buddhist Temple

Expected in January

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"Stop, Don't Shop" One-day Retreat 

Nov. 25

9am to 5 pm

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Special Events

 

Winter Meditation Retreat 

Dec. 27 - Jan 1

Special New Year's Eve sitting

Dec. 31

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