Welcome to our sangha. We are a diverse temple in the heart of the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Visit us on Sundays at 11 am for our weekly service, explore our educational classes, attend our Thursday and Sunday meditation sessions, and explore our many cultural classes and events. Look above for links to all of our offerings. Check the Calendar for regularly scheduled classes and events, look on the right side of the page for Upcoming Special Events, and look below for our Facebook page and Announcements. We hope you stop by soon.
Rev. Pati Nakai on the altar.
The Dharma School kids decorate the temple bulletin board.
Temple members take turns ringing the bell on New Year’s Day 108 times.
Admida Buddha altar.
Three temple members pose after setting up the altar for a special service.
Incense, burner, and turtle candlesticks with cranes.
Rev. Patti Nakai dances for Bon Odori.
The six-sided temple is based on Rokkakudo temple in Kyoto, Japan.
One of a set of wood carvings in the temple hondo
The Buddhist Temple of Chicago on Leland and Racine.
Flowers on the altar are beautiful and also represent impermanence.
Rev. Ashikaga, Minister Emertitus, rings the bell.
Hand-carved wooden birds for sale at the summer festival.
A statue of Shinran Shonin in the hondo.
Rev. Patti Nakai offers her Taste of Chicago Buddhism class a recent festival.
Volunteer pound steamed rice to make mochi the traditional way.
Photos from visitors, temple members, and SamLeePhoto.com