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Dhamma School e-Learning

In-Person Dhamma School has been converted to a Dhamma eSchool (e-Learning google classroom) and will be held based on the Scheduled Calendar. A weekly Sunday morning Buddha Vandana program will be hosted from 10 - 10:30 am by Saradha thero regardless of the calendar.All students are encouraged to participate on weekly basis.
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Sunday Morning Meditation

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have canceled all our group gatherings at the temple and as a result, we have decided to conduct our weekly Sunday Morning meditation program virtually through a zoom meeting. This is a great opportunity for the entire community to participate.
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Friday Evening Dhamma Deshana & Discussion

We are conducting a Dhamma Deshana & Discussion on every friday in the wake of Covid-19. Please take this opportunity to learn about Dhamma including Valuable Sutras.
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We have decided to cancel Dhamma School until further notice

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Mindfulness of the Body

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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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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.