"What the Buddha Taught" Study Group (WEST LOOP/SUN)

September 8th—November 3rd

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  • Donations Welcomed
Room: Community Room, West Loop Center

Are we trapped in our “karma”? Is there “free will”? What is “good karma”, what is “bad karma”? Can I change my karma? How does meditation fit in? What does karma really mean anyway?

Shambhala is offering this 2-month study group (meeting on alternate Sundays) to explore in greater depth the central Buddhist concept of interdependence - how karma works - and how this classical teaching underpins the Shambhala principles of windhorse and “auspicious coincidence.”

As we practice meditation and learn more about the habitual tendencies that keep us locked in this cycle of confusion, we begin to unravel our misunderstanding and tame the patterns that cause this suffering.  Through the practice of waking up in the present moment, we plant the seeds for wisdom and auspiciousness to blossom. 

Come for as many sessions as you like. All are welcome regardless of experience level or participation in any prior program. Feel free to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages for a relaxed community-based salon. Meetings are free and donations are welcome.

* This is an additional offering to our 1-day retreat, What the Buddha Taught: Reinventing the Wheel: Understanding Karma, Interdependence and Auspicious Coincidence, which took place August 24. Recordings are online.


Group info

Meeting on the following Sundays:

Sept 8
Sept 22 (*Note that this is the date of the Center's Nyinthun - this meeting may be rescheduled)
Oct 6
Oct 20
Nov 3

1PM - 3PM

Shambhala Chicago
37 N. Carpenter