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Welcome to the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association Chicago Chapter (DDM Chicago) website. We are a Buddhist meditation center located in Wheeling, IL. We teach and promote the cultivation of wisdom and compassion and the freedom and ease of body and mind through the understanding and practice of Chan (Chinese ‘Zen’) Buddhism. The vision behind our efforts is that of “Uplifting the Character of Humanity and Building a Pure Land on Earth” as advocated by our late teacher and Founder of DDM, Chan Master Sheng Yen… more