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9 Meetup Groups match “Zen” near La Grange, IL
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The Chicago Zen Center was founded in 1974 by a small group of people who were interested in practicing Zen as taught by Philip Kapleau in the Harada-Yasutani tradition. Since then it has grown into a complete practice center, under the guidance of established teachers, offering the full spectrum of Zen training and practice opportunities: daily sittings (most with dokusan or daisan), weekly teishos, a regular schedule of sesshin retreats, and a full complement of Buddhist celebrations and devot …
Millennium Park Zen Meditation Group is an opportunity for an afternoon of meditation in the heart of Chicago's Loop. Join us for zazen (sitting meditation) in the Soto Zen Buddhist Tradition. We are across the street from Chicago's Millennium Park and we meet every Wednesday afternoon. If you would like to meditate with us, please contact us for our suite number and other information. Free meditation instruction is available for anyone. Just contact us to arrange a time. Our practice leader is …
Fox Valley Zazenkai is a group practicing Zazen (sitting meditation) in the Rinzai Zen tradition. We are a member of the Chicago Zen Community and we meet at an Aikido dojo located in Naperville. Please see the "pages" tab on our homepage for more detailed information.
The Writer Zen Garden is a place to explore your creativity and to get onto the page. Through prompts, tools from Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way," Cherry Adair's Plotting Board, and a host of other ways, we focus on keeping the drama on the page. If you've always wanted to write but haven't done it, or if you're a seasoned writer looking for inspiration and community, then this is the place for you.
This group was started to be the weekly group sit that many find indispensable for supporting a daily meditation practice. The group is non-denominational and any style of sitting meditation can be practiced from Advaita to Zen as long is it is in silence. We will explore different types of meditation with the broad idea being that if you find one or more types that you enjoy you will meditate daily and get the most out of it (like exercise but for the mind). If you are new to meditation Guided …
For those who meditate or always wanted to develop a consistent practice. Go beyond just focusing on breath or trying to still the mind. These 'techniques' help a little but also frustrate a lot. We have a process that, through diligent and disciplined effort brings you to the Higher Consciousness where the deep inner peace exists.
Under Construction (but join!) (Note that this page as well as some outgoing links are NSFW.) This group is for people who have an intuition of something better, and who are pursuing it in every direction simultaneously. You have a sense of rightness and wrongness that cuts to the bone, and it doesn't line up with traditional religion or the zeitgeist. You're an information sponge, but you hold it all provisionally and pragmatically. You know that all truths are partial perspectives, i.e. wrong …
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