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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

Events / Classes

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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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Basic Dharma Class

Our Resident teacher – Iris Wang, will be offering a series of Basic Dharma Classes after our regular morning sitting meditation, starting 11/22. Subject includes Four Noble Truth, 12 Ayatanas, Eight Fold Noble Path, etc […]

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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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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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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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