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Student and Campus Groups

UChicago Buddhist Association

Email: buddhist@uchicago.edu | Student Leaders: Alexander Peltz, Lixin Zheng | Advisor: Michael SchnabelEric Shutt 

The UChicago Buddhist Association supports and coordinates Buddhist events and activities on the UChicago campus, the Hyde Park area, and the City of Chicago. General meetings are held once a month in Spiritual Life (Ida Noyes 034). For more information, join our Facebook group, subscribe to our listhost (lists.uchicago.edu—search "Buddhist" and subscribe).

Hyde Park Zen

Flyer | Email: hydeparkzen@googlegroups.com | Student Leaders: Alexander Peltz, Howard Ruan | Advisor: Eric Nyozan Shutt 

Hyde Park Zen is a group of UChicago students and Hyde Park community members that meets weekly to sit for zazen meditation, dharma talks about our practice, and community discussion Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7:30pm. We are affiliated with Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, a Soto Zen temple located on the North Side, practicing in the Soto Zen tradition of Shunryu Suzuki and lead by guiding teacher Taigen Dan Leighton. We welcome you to into our community regardless of your experience with zazen meditation or Zen practice, and would be glad to offer meditation instruction if desired! Please contact Alexander Peltz for more information.

Mindful Breath Community

Email: mindfulbreath.uc@gmail.com​​​​​​​ | Student Leaders: xingyuwang@uchicago.edu | Advisor: Nicole Yan

Mindful Breath Community is a meditation group based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and various other spiritual teachers, with a focus on supporting and growing community. We meet every Tuesday from 6-7:15 pm online. Our sessions include a 30 mins guided sitting meditation followed by 10 mins walking meditation, then a sharing and discussion. We also offer daily meditation online from 8:00-8:30am.

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

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.