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Buddhist

Student and Campus Groups

Buddhist Association

The Buddhist Association supports Buddhist activities, including several weekly on-campus meditation groups and occasional retreats.
Alanna Wong student contact

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

Campus Resources

Advisors
Will Kunert Office Hours: Wednesdays 9–10:30am in Ida Noyes 034.
Eric Shutt
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).

Community Resources

Hyde Park, Samatha Buddhist Meditation meets at various locations near campus.
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.