Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Please join us for a special service celebrating Hanamatsuri - literally the flower festival.  A celebration of the historical Buddha's birthday.  All are welcome.  A special Dharma talk will be given and you are invited to join us at a local restaurant for lunch after the service.

After the service, please join us for lunch at a local restaurant.

The 2PM service on this day only will be cancelled.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

Please join us for an extended Zen Meditation retreat / sesshin in Shaumburg, IL.  Sesshins present an excellent chance to extend your Zen practice and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.  All are welcome to join us for as much of this retreat as your schedule permits.  Meals and a sleeping space are provided - please bring a sleeping bag or bed roll.  

Tuition for the entire retreat - $100.00 pro-rated.

Please contact us with questions and details as to location.

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

While we welcome newcomers to all of our regular Zen Meditation services, once every month [typically the 3rd Sunday] we offer an "Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop" for those who prefer a more structured introduction to our meditation practice.  Zen Meditation Practice permits an understanding and realization of the deeper and more subtle aspects of our lives and points toward a compassionate and more confident way of living.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

While we welcome newcomers to all of our regular Zen Meditation services, once every month [typically the 3rd Sunday] we offer an "Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop" for those who prefer a more structured introduction to our meditation practice.  Zen Meditation Practice permits an understanding and realization of the deeper and more subtle aspects of our lives and points toward a compassionate and more confident way of living.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:00pm

Please join us for a 4 day Zen meditation retreat [sesshin] to be held in Schaumburg, IL.  We will begin on Thursday evening at 7PM and conclude on Sunday at noon.

Please contact us for more information and directions.

Thursday July 21st

7PM to 9PM      Zazen

Friday July 22nd and Saturday July 23rd

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

While we welcome newcomers to all of our regular Zen Meditation services, once every month [typically the 3rd Sunday] we offer an "Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop" for those who prefer a more structured introduction to our meditation practice.  Zen Meditation Practice permits an understanding and realization of the deeper and more subtle aspects of our lives and points toward a compassionate and more confident way of living.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

Please join us for a 4 day Zen meditation retreat / sesshin in Schaumburg, IL.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

While we welcome newcomers to all of our regular Zen Meditation services, once every month [typically the 3rd Sunday] we offer an "Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop" for those who prefer a more structured introduction to our meditation practice.  Zen Meditation Practice permits an understanding and realization of the deeper and more subtle aspects of our lives and points toward a compassionate and more confident way of living.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

While we welcome newcomers to all of our regular Zen Meditation services, once every month [typically the 3rd Sunday] we offer an "Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop" for those who prefer a more structured introduction to our meditation practice.  Zen Meditation Practice permits an understanding and realization of the deeper and more subtle aspects of our lives and points toward a compassionate and more confident way of living.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

While we welcome newcomers to all of our regular Zen Meditation services, once every month [typically the 3rd Sunday] we offer an "Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop" for those who prefer a more structured introduction to our meditation practice.  Zen Meditation Practice permits an understanding and realization of the deeper and more subtle aspects of our lives and points toward a compassionate and more confident way of living.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

While we welcome newcomers to all of our regular Zen Meditation services, once every month [typically the 3rd Sunday] we offer an "Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop" for those who prefer a more structured introduction to our meditation practice.  Zen Meditation Practice permits an understanding and realization of the deeper and more subtle aspects of our lives and points toward a compassionate and more confident way of living.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

While we welcome newcomers to all of our regular Zen Meditation services, once every month [typically the 3rd Sunday] we offer an "Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop" for those who prefer a more structured introduction to our meditation practice.  Zen Meditation Practice permits an understanding and realization of the deeper and more subtle aspects of our lives and points toward a compassionate and more confident way of living.

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Please join us for an end of year Zen sesshin in Schaumburg, IL.  Sesshin is an excellent opportunity to extend your Zen practice.  At this time of the year it is also a beneficial way to see the old year out and the New Year in.  

Meals and a sleeping space are provided - please bring a sleeping bag/bed roll.  A donation of $100 is suggested for the entire retreat [pro rated].

Past Events

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:30am to 8:30pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:30am to 8:30pm
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:30am to 8:30pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm