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.
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.
Virtual Sangha Meetings
When Mondays at 7 pm: Wednesdays at 2:15 pm; Saturdays at 8 am Where Zoom.us Details
We will be meeting for zazen and discussion throughout the period of COVID-19 restrictions. Please email us for information about how to attend.
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
Wenesday and Thursday Zen Study Groups
When Wednesday afternoons, 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm; Thursday afternoons, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm Where 30 N Michigan, Suite 1008, Chicago 60602 Details
In these meetings, we practice zazen and study some of the classic zen texts. Because of their seminar-like nature, these groups are 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.
These meetings are sponsored by Integrative Health Partners, a psychology practice group specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy in downtown Chicago.