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Sunday Buddha puja

Buddha Puja and Dhamma discussions on every Sunday until Katina ceremony

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Nikini Full Moon Poya Sil Observance

Nikini Full moon poya program will be held on Sunday, 18th August, 2019

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Atavisi Buddha Puja

Chicago Buddhist Vihara is holding the Atavisi Buddha Puja on Sunday, September 1st at the vihara.

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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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Readiness is all it takes to get started with Meditation

Mindfulness, focus, intention, being in the moment: these are current words that can be turned into real experience through practicing meditation.

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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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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.