Special Events & Classes

For more Special Events, see our Sangha Calendar.

Sun 2/16/20     12-1pm (after tea) 
Mon 2/17/20      6-7pm (before zazen)
Thurs 2/20/20    5:45p-6:45p (before zazen)  

We are supporting the memory of the 120,000 Japanese American Buddhists who were interned during WWII and addressing the current suffering of migrants and refugees in our country through participating in a national peace crane folding project,   We are meeting monthly in the kitchen at ADZG to work together folding origami cranes to support efforts of Japanese-American Buddhists and American Buddhists to bear witness to the current internment of migrant and refugee children and families and promote humane and fair treatment of migrants crossing at our southern border. Our hope is to fold 10,000 paper cranes and create crane banners that will travel to an action in Washington DC in June 2020.

All are welcome and no experience is necessary!
Instructions and paper will be provided.You are also welcome welcome to fold cranes on your own and drop them off at the temple.  Here is a link to crane folding instructions:  https://www.duncanryukenwilliams.com/folding-paper-cranes

Through May 2020, we will gather together typically during the 4th week of each month during the hour before our regular mediation events on Monday and Thursday evenings and after regular meditation events on Sunday mornings.  Meetings will be posted in our calendar and on our Insta and FB accounts. Contact Beau or Hogetsu for more information.


EXTINCTION REBELLION CHICAGO – Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 4:00 PM @ Zen Buddhist Temple Chicago, 1710 W Cornelia Avenue, Chicago IL 60657

Climate Change: Heading for Extinction (And what to do about it) The role of non-violent direct action in stopping it. Introduced by Taigen Dan Leighton. Hosted by Zen Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Peace Fellowship Chicago.




RENEW & RECONNECT QIGONG & MEDITATION RETREAT – Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

The retreat is a combination of Qigong and Sitting & Walking Meditation. (You may sit on floor cushions or in a chair.) No technology. There are scheduled breaks.

Email info@ancientdragon.org to register.