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Ill Full Moon Poya Sil Observance

Ill Full Moon Poya Sil Observance and gilampasa puja will be conducted at the Temple on Saturday, November 24th.

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Uduvap Full Moon Poys Sil Observance

Uduvap Full Moon Poya Program and gilampasa puja, will be held on Saturday, December 15th, 2018

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Opening Ceremony & Donor Appreciation

Sept 22, 2018 was a very special day to the Chicago Buddhist Vihara community. The newly acquired spacious temple opened its doors ceremoniously to the greater public on this day.

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Happy is teaching of the True Dharma

This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding

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The Present Moment

From a Western perspective, the Present Moment is probably the ultimate conundrum. What is the Present Moment? Where is it in our experience or awareness?We certainly seem to have a base-level familiarity with it, but Buddhism challenges

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About Us

The Chicago Buddhist Vihara is a Therevada Buddhist temple offering religious services and teachings of the Dhamma. We also welcome members of any faith interested in learning about meditation.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to help you realize inner peace and happiness through the application of meditation and Buddhist philosophy. With a consistent Meditation practice focusing on mindfulness and other techniques, one can train the mind to be in the present moment and achieve clarity by letting go of past regrets and future anxieties. With support and study, a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Buddhist Way of Life may be achieved.