The Chicago Zen Meditation Community is a Soto Zen Buddhist group led by Rev. Myoshi Thomson. We offer three meditation opportunities every week: Monday evenings in Lincoln Park and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in the Loop. Each meeting is an opportunity to practice zazen (Zen meditation) and to participate in a dharma talk and discussion.
Our meditations will start promptly at the designated time, so please arrive a few minutes early to be sure you do not disrupt the meditation. If you are new to Buddhist study and practice, we ask that you attend the zazen instruction we offer before our Monday meeting.
An email telling us that you would like to attend an instruction would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to sitting with you.
When December 8-10, 2017 Where The Cenacle Retreat Center, 513 W Fullerton Parkway, Chicago 60614 DetailsThe Chicago Zen Meditation Community will be having a Rohatsu sesshin (meditation retreat commemorating Buddha's awakening). We will be joining the Zen centers around the world that are engaging in extended zazen to celebrate and sustain Buddha's practice!
Our sesshin will begin on Friday evening, December 8th (6:00 to 8:30 pm), and continue with two more days of practice (on Saturday 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday 8:30 am to noon). You may register for the full sesshin, or any day or combination of days. Our activities will include zazen, walking meditation, dharma talks, chanting, and silent meals. Dokusan (individual interviews with the teacher) will also be available.
If you would like to join us for this sesshin, email Myoshi Thomson (firstname.lastname@example.org) about your interests.
Lincoln Park Zazen
When Monday evenings at 7:00 pm Where The Cenacle Retreat Center, 513 W Fullerton Parkway, Chicago 60614 Details
This weekly meeting of zazen, chanting, and dharma talk is open to all. Zazen instruction for newcomers to Buddhist study and practice is offered at 6:40 pm every week. Meditation starts promptly at 7:00 pm.
Please note: We do not meet on holidays
Thursday Zen Study Group
When Thursdays afternoons, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm Where 30 N Michigan, Suite 1008, Chicago 60602 Details
In this meeting, we practice zazen and 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.
Wednesday Zen Study Group
When Wednesday afternoons, 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm Where 30 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1008, Chicago 60602 Details
In this meeting, we practice zazen and study some of the classic zen texts.
This group is currently full and not admitting new members. If you are interested in joining us in the future, please call Myoshi Thomson at 312-576-3582, or email Myoshi through our Contact page.
The Wednesday Zen Study Group is sponsored by Integrative Health Partners, a psychology practice group specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy in downtown Chicago.