Student and Campus Groups
Samatha Buddhist Meditation Group
The group offers beginner and intermediate classes focusing on mindful breathing, in a practice that draws from the Thai monastic tradition. Beginners are welcome at any time. Spring 2016 meetings: Mondays, 5:15–6:30 pm in Ida Noyes 034.
Nethanel Lipshitz student contact
Hyde Park Vipassana Meditation
Hour-long sits for students who have completed a ten day Vipassana course as taught by S.N. Goenka. Spring 2016 Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:15–8:15 pm at the First Unitarian Bell Tower.
Sarah Beck student contact
Wake Up UChicago
Wake Up is an active global community of young adults established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2008. Join this UChicago group for one hour of mindfulness with sitting meditation, walking meditation, and talking/relaxing and sharing. Spring 2016 meetings: Sundays, 1–2 pm in Ida Noyes 034.
Robbie Sanders student contact
Will Kunert Office Hours: Wednesdays 9–10:30am in Ida Noyes 034.
Note from Advisors: Feel free to contact us with questions regarding current Buddhist resources on campus; ideas for future events, speakers, or groups you are interested in seeing at UChicago; or if you just want to chat about life, Buddhism, or anything in between.
Zen Buddhist Meditation is offered at Rockefeller Chapel on Wednesdays in collaboration with Ancient Dragon Zen Gate. Weekly practice includes Soto Zen meditation instruction, followed by 35 minutes of meditation and a concluding dharma talk or discussion (with Taigen Dan Leighton on the first Wednesday of each month).
Shambhala meditation meets at the Shambhala Center in the West Loop.
Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Chicago 4043 N. Ravenswood, Suite #214
Zen Buddhist Temple Chicago 1710 W. Cornelia Avenue
Midwest Buddhist Temple 435 W. Menomonee Street
Buddhist Temple of Chicago 1151 W. Leland Avenue
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Buddhist Peace Fellowship Chicago Chapter
Spiritual Life is happy to provide resources for LGBTQ students who wish to find a religious, spiritual, and/or philosophical student group or community which fully welcomes them into ritual observances and leadership roles.