Soto Zen Buddhist Meditation in Chicago

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is a community of practitioners committed to Soto Zen Buddhist meditation practice in Chicago. Please join us on the path of beneficial compassion and wisdom inspired by Shakyamuni Buddha.

Our guiding teacher is Taigen Dan Leighton, author, scholar, and Dharma teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki. We invite you to read his teachings or listen to audio recordings of Dharma talks by Taigen and others.

Under the guidance of Dharma Teacher Taigen Dan Leighton, Ancient Dragon Zen Gate evolved from a small meditation group that began meeting once weekly in 2003 and now, we offer many meditation and Zen practice opportunities.

On Sunday mornings, we welcome brand new visitors to our temple for orientation and to learn meditation.

We are located at 1922 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago, Illinois. You are welcome to join us for weekly meditation.

 


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2019 CAMPING SESSHIN

June 20-23, 2019, Illinois State Beach

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Three prominent teachers from different Chan/Zen traditions, including our head teacher, Taigen Dan Leighton, will share their lineages' teachings, and have a dialogue with each other and with you.A CROSS-ZEN DIALOGUE
Three prominent teachers from different Chan/Zen traditions, including our head teacher, Taigen Dan Leighton, will share their lineages’ teachings, and have a dialogue with each other and with you.
Friday June 28, 2019 6:45 – 9:40 pm
Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

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Upcoming Events

Wed 19

Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Wed 19

No Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel this week

Wednesday June 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Thu 20
Thu 20

Camping Sesshin

Thursday June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday June 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sun 23

Latest Dharma Podcast Episodes

Komuso Zen and Shakuhachi Performance

ADZG 718 ADZG Monday Night Dharma Talk by Preston Houser

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