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Katina Chivara Puja

The annual Katina Chivara Puja will be held on Sunday, October 21st starting at 9.00 AM.

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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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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?

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How people are drawn into VIOLENCE

This is a fascinating question that reflects the irony of living beings. The Buddha gave an insightful answer explaining that conflicts arise through a causal process

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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.