The Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago has decided to close its doors in response to the evolving coronavirus situation for an indeterminate period of time. It is in accordance with public health recommendations and the newly evolving social norms, that we take this action.


 Fortunately, Zen Meditation can be practiced at home, or in any quiet place. Perhaps, as we find ourselves going out less, we can integrate this practice into our daily lives even more. In fact, Zazen, now more than ever, continues to be a refuge to us in the midst of change and uncertainty. If we’ll only take the time to Just Sit.




Please visit us here at www.zbtc.org for further updates.




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A collection of audio talks by our late abbot Kongo Langlois, Roshi is now available at Northwestern University Libraries



Since 1949, the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago has helped people work to realize their inherent wisdom and compassion through Zen meditation and Dharma teachings.  We rely exclusively on your generosity to continue.  If your circumstances permit, please donate.  We have also recently enrolled in a program with Amazon wherein a portion of your purchase will be donated to us - Amazon Smile -

Our August 2019 Newsletter is now available   

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