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Student and Campus Groups

UChicago Buddhist Association

Student Leaders: Nathan GoldthwaiteAriane Potvin | Advisor: Michael Schnabel

The UChicago Buddhist Association is a student-led RSO that serves as an umbrella organization for groups of various Buddhist traditions on campus. Its purpose is to help promote Buddhism by organizing events (often workshops and talks involving invited meditation teachers) and facilitating engagement with core Buddhist values in everyday life. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact a current board member (e.g., the President of UCBA). To join the listhost and find out about upcoming events and activities, please use the following link: • https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/buddhist.

The Chan/Zen@Rockefeller Meditation Group

Student Leaders: Shradha Jain | Advisor: Michael Schnabel

The Chan/Zen@Rockefeller Meditation Group meets every Wednesday afternoon between 5PM-6:45PM at Rockefeller Chapel for 30 mins of sitting meditation and Dharma sharing afterwards, followed by a Q&A. Beginners welcome! Our primary focus is on Chan and Zen and Mahayana Buddhism. For more information please reach out to Michael Schnabel (mschnabel@uchicago.edu).

Mindful Breath Community

Email: mindfulbreath.uc@gmail.com | Student Leaders: Laura Gersony | Advisor: Nicole Yan

Mindful Breath is a meditation group in Hyde Park, Chicago with a focus on supporting community and exploring ways that the dharma can support our daily lives. The session includes 30 mins sitting and 10 mins walking meditation, followed by sharing and discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring something to share that comes from their study and practice with meditation, Buddhism or other spiritual teachings.
Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm
Address: Ida Noyes Hall, Spiritual Life Office (034)
Facebook: mindfulbreathuc, Search "mindful breath community" to join Google Groups.

Rinzai Zen Club Weekly Meditation

Student Leaders: Anton Outkine

Rinzai zen meditation is an embodied practice that involves using the breath to gain a more intimate understanding of your mind. Whether you're looking for a way to improve your sleep, gain a sense of calm, or answer life's deepest questions, please feel free to stop by and see what we're about!
We meet every Saturday 7-8pm and Sunday 1-2:20pm in the Bartlett Arts Rehearsal Space, and beginners are always welcome. If you have any questions at all, feel free to email utkin@uchicago.edu.  

Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of S.N. Goenka

Student Leader: Nathan Goldthwaite

Weekly vipassana group sitting for UChicago affiliates who have completed at least one 10-day course in the tradition of S.N. Goenka. Meeting every Thursday 6:00 - 7:15 in the Meditation room at Ida Noyes 033.

Community Resources

Samatha Buddhist Meditation meets at various locations near campus
Hyde Park Vipassana Meditation

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

Chicago Ratna Shri Sangha 







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.