Beginners’ Meditation Class at University of Chicago

October 14, 2017 @ 09:30 AM – 04:30 PM
Bond Chapel (University of Chicago)
1025 East 58th St.
IL 60637
Michael Schnabel
Chan Meditation at the Bond Chapel! This Meditation Class will be taught in the Chan (Zen) Buddhist tradition, based on instructions by Chan Master Sheng Yen, the instructor will show how to utilize meditation to benefit our bodies and minds.

Sitting MeditationTaught in the Chan tradition, which is more commonly known by its Japanese name, Zen, this class will provide an introduction to relaxation and breathing methods to improve your focusing power. Based on the instructions by Chan Master Sheng Yen, the teacher, Iris Wang, will explain how to use meditation to benefit your body and mind.

This full-day class will be conducted in two parts (see detail schedule below), participants are welcome to join any one of them, but are encourage to join both for a more comprehensive course.

About the Teacher
Ms. Iris Wang started to practice meditation with Chan Master Sheng Yen since 1992. She has participated in ten intensive meditation retreats with Master Sheng Yen at the Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York and four Dharma retreats at the Bodhi Monastery in New Jersey. Iris became certified as a meditation teacher in 2003 and has since taught meditation at Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association Chicago Chapter.
  Saturday, October 14, 2017   |   9:30AM – 4:30PM
09:30AM – 12:30PM: PART 1:
Students will be introduced to meditation from the Chan perspective and the sitting meditation technique for beginners.
12:30PM – 1:30PM: Vegetarian Lunch (for students who are staying for both Part 1 and Part 2 of the class)
1:30PM – 4:30PM: PART 2:
Students will learn the method of meditation in motion and the theory behind it in the Chan tradition.


  • Registration Deadline is Oct. 11th, 2017
    Online Registration will be open on Sept. 21st, 2017. All registration must be received on or before Oct. 11th, 2017 to guarantee admission.
  • A vegetarian lunch will be provided for participant who is attending both Part 1 and 2 of the class. Please let us know of any specific dietary needs in the “Comment” field provided on the registration form. Lunch is only guaranteed for participants who register on or before Oct. 11th, 2017.
  • Shoes are not allowed within the meditation area. For your comfort, we recommend clean socks and loose clothing in layers.

UChicago Buddhist AssociationA Special Thank You!
We are grateful to our sponsor, UChicago Buddhist Association. With their generous support, we are able to offer this class in the historic Bond Chapel on the campus of University of Chicago.

Thank you for your interest in this event. The online registration is now closed. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Michael Schnabel at 847.312.5948 / to inquire seat availability.

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