Queer Dharma


Questions about the Open House or Queer Dharma?  Email us at: info@chicagoshambhala.org

Queer Dharma sponsors an open house for all every Sunday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. in the West Loop center.  Our personal experience with LGBTQI issues helps us have compassion for all those trying to live in an inclusive manner while being aware of individual diversity and identity.

Each session begins with social time and noshing, followed by sitting and walking meditation.  Meditation instruction is always provided.  After sitting we have some kind of short dharma talk and discussion followed by more socialization.  The open house sponsored by Queer Dharma is a place where LGBTQI and diversity-friendly people can form a nonjudgmental community based on openness, curiosity and gentleness.  Our new community room in the West Loop will make it possible to get to know people without shouting over the loud music of a gay bar.  Feel free to bring food of any kind or help us plan an occasional pot luck which would begin before our normal 6 p.m. starting time!

Make time to join us for a few days or an entire week at our annual Meditation Retreat sponsored by Queer Dharma at Windhorse Retreat Center in Wisconsin, which is held each year in August.

Meditation practice provides a warm, genuine basis for realizing the full potential of our inherent wisdom. Through the practice, we learn to touch into this wisdom, allowing us to live our lives with a mind that is more present and fully engaged. Waking up to our own inherent goodness has a natural impact on our family members, friends, co-workers, and our world at large.

Sunday Evenings: West Loop (Main Center) | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

37 N Carpenter St
Chicago, IL 60607
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