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 Japanese folk dancing classes start July 25! Click image below for more info on classes on Bon Odori on August 5.
Rev. Patti Nakai on the altar.
The Dharma School kids decorate the temple bulletin board.
Temple members take turns ringing the bell 108 times on New Year’s Day.
Admida Buddha altar.
Three temple members relax after setting up the altar for a special service.
Rev. Patti Nakai dances for Bon Odori.
The six-sided temple is based on Rokkakudo temple in Kyoto, Japan.
The Buddhist Temple of Chicago on Leland and Racine.
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.
Photos from visitors, temple members, and Sam Lee Photo