March 21, 2020:  THE TEMPLE IS CLOSED. No temple activities through the near future. Please stay at home, practice social distancing and wear a mask when out in public.  Take care of yourselves and each other. 

Thursday meditation sessions will be hosted via Facebook Live on BTC’s Facebook page at 7:15 p.m. Please join us online. 

Sunday services will be broadcast via Facebook Live. 

BTC is a diverse Buddhist temple in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Visit Sundays at 11 am for weekly English service (newcomer guide), explore our educational classes, meditate on Thursdays & Sundays, and drop in on our many cultural offerings and events. Check the Calendar for regular classes and Facebook page for the most recent updates. Everyone is welcome. Directions and parking info are at the bottom of the page.

2020 Memberships!

Join online here, send the form through snail mail, or come in person to join or renew your membership*.  Your support is gratefully received, and allows us to keep the temple open.  Thank you! 

*Throw in an additional donation of any amount with your membership and get a 75th anniversary commemorative pin (pick up at temple). 


Photos from visitors, temple members, and Sam Lee Photo

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