Events

Millennium Park Zen - Schedule

The Chicago Zen Meditation Community is a Soto Zen Buddhist group led by Rev. Myoshi Thomson.  We offer seven meditation opportunities every week that are open to all: Monday evenings, every weekday morning, and Saturday mornings.  Each meeting is an opportunity to practice zazen (Zen meditation) and many will include a dharma talk and discussion.

If you are new to  Buddhist study and practice, we ask that you participate in  zazen instruction before joining a meeting.  An email telling us that you would like to schedule an individual instruction would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to sitting with you.




  • Monday Evening Zazen

    When Monday evenings at 7:00 pm
    Where Zoom.us - email for the link
    Details

    This weekly meeting of zazen, chanting, and dharma talk is open to all.  Meditation starts promptly at 7:00 pm.  Zazen instruction for newcomers to Buddhist study and practice is recommended before attending, and is offered by appointment.



  • Weekday Morning Zazen

    When Weekdays at 6:15 am
    Where Zoom.us - email for the link
    Details

    We meet every weekday morning at 6:15 for a half hour of zazen.  All are welcome; an email about your interest in joining us would be appreciated.

  • Saturday Morning Zazen

    When Saturday mornings at 8:00 am
    Where Zoom.us - email for the link
    Details

    We meet for a half hour of zazen each Saturday morning at 8:00 am.  
    On the last Saturday of the month, we have an extended Zazenkai from 8:00 to noon. It includes four periods of zazen and kinhin and a dharma talk and disussion.

  • Wenesday Zen Study Group

    When Wednesday afternoons, 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm
    Where Zoom.us - email for the link
    Details

    In these meetings, we study some of the classic zen texts. Because of its seminar-like nature, this group is best for people who can commit to attending regularly. If you are interested in joining us, please call Myoshi Thomson at 312-576-3582, or email Myoshi through our Contact page.

    This meeting is sponsored by Integrative Health Partners, a psychology practice group specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy in downtown Chicago.