Weekly  Practice Opportunities

 We offer weekly-recurring practice offerings at our temple at 1922 W Irving Park Road. Everyone is welcome, regardless of prior experience in meditation, and no preregistration is required. Please join us for sitting meditation (zazen) – we have plenty of chairs, floor cushions and meditation benches to support your posture.

A MESSAGE FOR NEW FOLKS: We strongly encourage everyone new to our temple or to meditation to participate in an orientation to our temple style and meditation either at our Sunday morning 8:45 am Meditation Instruction or through personal arrangement by emailing a request for temple orientation and meditation instruction to info@ancientdragon.org.

Sunday Mornings
8:30 am:   Doors open
8:45 am:   Meditation Instruction *
9:30 am:   Zen Meditation
10:05 am: Walking Meditation
10:15 am: Dharma Talk
11:00 am: Temple cleaning and Tea *

* Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea on Sundays when we have special events or meditation retreats, though the public is always welcome for 9:30 am Zen Meditation and the 10:15 am Dharma Talk!
Consult the Sangha Calendar for details.

Monday Evenings
6:45 pm:  Doors open
7:15 pm:  Zen Meditation and Dharma Talk

Tuesday Evenings
7:00 pm:  Doors open
7:15 pm:  Meditation and Recovery Program

Wednesday Mornings
6:45am:  Doors open
7:00 am: Zen Meditation (zazen)
7:40 am:  Brief service with chanting of the Heart Sutra

Wednesday Hyde Park Zen Group

In addition to our programs at our temple on Chicago’s north side, we offer Zen meditation on most Wednesday afternoons* in beautiful Rockefeller Chapel on the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park. This practice opportunity is offered in partnership with Rockefeller Chapel’s Spiritual Life Office.
5:00 pm  Gather for tea and conversation, and meditation instruction for newcomers**
5:25 pm All are seated for 35 minutes of zazen (meditation), then a dharma talk and discussion
6:45 pm All depart

** Please check our calendar regarding meetings as Zazen in Hyde Park is occasionally cancelled due to the Academic Calendar of the University of Chicago and special events at Rockefeller Chapel.

Thursday Evenings
7:00 pm:  Doors open
7:15 pm:  Beginner’s Mind Zen Meditation and Discussion