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Welcome to the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association Chicago Chapter (DDMBA Chicago) website. We are a Buddhist meditation center located in Mt. Prospect, IL. We teach and promote the cultivation of wisdom and compassion, and the freedom and ease of body and mind through the understanding and practice of Chan (Chinese ‘Zen’) Buddhism. The vision behind our efforts is that of “Uplifting the Character of Humanity and Building a Pure Land on Earth” as advocated by our late teacher and Founder of DDM, Chan Master Sheng Yen… more

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

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1st Sunday Half-Day Retreat 半日禪

Every first Sunday of the month, we offer a more intense group meditation practice with multiple sitting sessions. Anyone is welcome to attend this practice… The silent meditation part of the retreat moving meditation followed by 2 periods of seated meditation with optional walking meditation in between […]

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Group Meditation on Tuesday

Take a break from the challenges of a busy work week and re-energize your mind on the cushion with other practitioners […]

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Sunday Chan Workshop

The Chan Workshop provides an opportunity to further one’s meditative practice and learn basic Buddhist teachings in a group setting. Chan, the Chinese pronunciation of Zen, is a Buddhist tradition noted for its directness and emphasis on meditation. Anyone is welcome to attend this practice […]

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學佛五講 – Five Dharma Lectures

《學佛五講》是學佛初學入門的基石。聖嚴師父以其佛學研究的背景,實證實修的經驗,將宗教的概念、佛法的正知正見、修行的方法等,編寫架構,綱舉目張,成為《學佛五講》的講綱。常延法師以其累積多年的講學經驗,在此綱目之下,將佛教的基本核心要義、佛學名相,以生動有趣的方式演說,讓聽者易懂易解,快速掌握佛法的知見,幫助初學佛的人奠定深入經藏的基礎,學習到實踐、修行佛法的正確觀念。

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心靈環保讀書會 Saturday Chinese Book Study

【讀書會的目標】經由認識、閱讀及討論 聖嚴師父的佛學著作, 建立學佛的正確態度,對自己在處理人事、生活的起伏有所益處… 藉著讀書會成員的分享,提供互相關懷 、付出、鼓勵的機會…了解法鼓山的方向及理念, 進而推動並以延續 聖嚴師父的悲願 […]

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法鼓山讀書會 Sunday Chinese Book Study

研讀『完全證悟-聖嚴法師說”圓覺經”生活觀』 —
法鼓山廣邀新學、老參來加入這中文佛法研討班。過去兩年來,法鼓山讀書會較詳細地探究過基礎佛法項目,譬如五蘊、十二處、十八界、十二因緣等。詳細地探究的目的,是為了深刻的了解;而深刻的了解的目的,是為了能把佛法的好處,應用在日常生活中。

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鈔經共修 Calligraphy Chan

週日抄經課開始囉! 書法 — 有清心靜慮、修身養性、平和情緒、鬆弛神經的效果。 抄經的功德 — 在大乘佛教的「十法行」- 就是十種行持經典的方法中,書寫是第一位,有無上功德 […]

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