Welcome!

BTC is a diverse Buddhist temple in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.  Visit us on Sundays at 11 am for weekly English service (guide for newcomers here), explore education classes, attend Thursday & Sunday meditation, and drop in on our many cultural classes and events. Look above for links to more information about us and our many offerings. Check the Calendar for regularly scheduled classes and events and look on the right side of the page for our Facebook page and Announcements. Everyone is welcome here. See you soon. Directions and info on parking are at the bottom of the page.

Free Natsu Matsuri Summer Festival!  June 18, 11 am to 5 pm
This year’s festival will include stage performances of taiko (drums), kyudo (archery) and iaido (sword technique). There will also be a display of traditional Japanese hats, our annual haiku (poetry) contest, mini-lectures on Buddhism, and gift items for sale. Foods for purchase include delicious chicken teriyaki, Japanese rice and noodle dishes, and scrumptious baked goods. Pre-order the world’s best chicken teriyaki today to make sure you get yours! Supplies are limited.
>> General Info | Food Info | Pre-order form (teriyaki, chirashi, inari sushi) <<

Photos from visitors, temple members, and Sam Lee Photo