Zazen Meditation in Chicago | Online and In-Person Zen Training

Published: Mar 22, 2021 | Updated: Dec 30, 2021

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Zazen in Chicago | Online and In-Person Courses, Classes, and Retreats

Zazen Meditation, also called Seated Meditation, is a meditative practice within the Zen Buddhist tradition. The ultimate goal of Zazen is to come to insight into the nature of existence by letting go of judgmental thinking and letting words, ideas, images, concepts and thoughts arise without getting attached to them.

Very much depending on the Zazen study or meditation group, several techniques and approaches are practiced, such as various sitting positions, breath counting, or alternating longer Zazen Meditation sessions with Walking Meditation (Kinhin Meditation) and Koan study, to just name a few examples.

In general you will find that meditation groups or centers offer a range of meditation training options and varieties, such as zen theoretical teachings, meditation gatherings (one to three hours), Zazenkai weekly or monthly group meditation sessions (a few hours up to a full day), Sesshin intensive retreats (which can be a weekend, a week or longer), and private interviews with a Zazen Meditation teacher (Dokusan), among other activities.

Below you find our selection of Zazen Medition groups and trainings in and around Chicago, USA.

Zazen Classes, Courses and Retreats in Chicago

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship Chicago

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 Chicago, Illinois  

Buddhist Temple of Chicago

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Chicago Zen Buddhist Temple

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Chicago Zen Center

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 Chicago, Evanston, Illinois  

Chicago Zen Meditation Community

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 Chicago, Illinois  

Daiyuzenji Rinzai Zen Temple

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 Chicago, Illinois  

Great Plains Zen Center

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 Monroe, Palatine, Chicago, Illinois, Wisconsin  

Japanese Culture Center

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 Chicago, Illinois  

Lakeside Buddha Sangha

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 Chicago, Evanston, Illinois  

Logan Square Zendo

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Midwest Buddhist Temple

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Udumbara Sangha

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 Chicago, Evanston, Illinois  

Zen Buddhist Temple

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 Detroit, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Illinois, Mexico City, Michigan, New York (State), New York City, Ontario, Toronto  

Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago

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 Chicago, Evanston, Illinois  

Zen Life & Meditation Center

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 Chicago, Illinois  

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