Located in a renovated Pentecostal church building, Zen Buddhist Temple offers services and meditation courses to the general public, and provides a com­munity for fellowship and support as well as a monastic training center for Bud­dhist monks and nuns. Among the tem­ple’s special events are lecture series, Buddhist art exhibitions, Buddha’s Birth­day celebrations, and special New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day services. The temple serves as a center for study and practice for students enrolled in the Mai - treya Buddhist Seminary. It also runs a year-round solitary retreat center with its own meditation hall, individual rooms, and kitchen.

address: 1710 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657-1219 PHONE: (312) 528-8685 FAX: (312) 528-9909 lineage: Korean/Chogye Zen spiritual head: Ven. Samu Sunim (Sam-Woo Kim) contact: Irjo Mark Gemmill affiliation: Buddhist Society for Com­passionate Wisdom ESTABLISHED: 1992 facilities: Buddha hall, year-round meditation retreat center, social hall, and garden patio.

meditation program: Sunday morning and afternoon services open to the pub­lic, as are meditation courses for begin­ners, retreats, and visitors’ programs throughout the year. retreats offered: All-night meditation (January) to commemorate Buddha’s Enlightenment; overnight introductory retreat; one - to five-day retreats throughout the year; three-month sum­mer retreat; year-round visitor’s pro­gram.

publications: Spring Wind, Buddhist Cultural Forum.

about Buddhism:
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