!!! Important Announcement: !!!
Due to increasing threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and concerns of our congregants, DDMBA Chicago chapter will be closed to the public until further notice. Gilbert’s retreat scheduled in April is canceled. Please join online activities held by the Chan Meditation Center and Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York.
Jin Li with joined palms
DDMBA Chicago Chapter President
We encourage everyone to join online for the Dharma talk (Bilingual, Sun 9-10:30 EST) held at Chan Meditation Center in New York City:
Online Dharma classes on Agama Sutra will also be available (Chinese, Sat 2-3pm EST)
In order to address the current shortage of protective masks and medical equipment in the United States the Chan Center in NYC has set up a channel to import these critical items through trusted channels from China to the US. If you would like to support that initiative please click on this link. Thank you very much !!!
Welcome to the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association Chicago Chapter (DDM Chicago). We are a Buddhist meditation center located in Wheeling, IL. We teach and promote the understanding and practice of Chan Buddhism, cultivating wisdom and compassion, and the freedom and ease of body and mind through Chan practice.
The vision behind our efforts is that of “Uplifting the Character of Humanity and Building a Pure Land on Earth” as promoted by our late teacher and Founder of DDM, Chan Master Sheng Yen. Our localized mission is to create a vibrant and sustainable community by encouraging spiritual growth and promoting happiness.
To achieve the vision and mission, we offer various practice and caring programs, including group meditation programs, chanting, book study, social activities, and more. Through fluent English and Chinese language skills, we help to bring benefits to both English and Chinese speakers, in their individual lives and throughout the society, through an understanding of Buddhism as a living philosophy.