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 our Facebook page for the most recent updates. Everyone is welcome. Directions and parking info are at the bottom of the page.
Natsumatsuri 2022 (Sunday, July 10 – 12pm-4pm)
Time for the Buddhist Temple of Chicago’s annual celebration of Japanese culture and food!
Pre-orders are now closed.
PICKUP ONLY on Sunday, July 10, between noon and 4 pm. Because of lingering COVID concerns we will only do a food fair pick up this year. No refunds or credits for unclaimed pre-sale orders.
Next year let’s hope we can do the full festival with cultural demonstrations and various crafts for sale.
COVID 19 Update
The temple is open for Sunday service. Masks are optional. However, we ask that participants respect individual decisions to wear or not wear a mask.
Live Streaming & Service Books
For those unable to attend as well as our friends across the country and internationally we will continue to stream Sunday service on Facebook Live. You can open pdf versions of the service opening and closing from our service book.
A full service book will help you follow the full service order (sutras, Dhammapada, gathas). Updated in 2009, the service book contains general explanations of the service form, elements of the service, core Sutras (chants), and gathas (songs) used during the service. Books can be ordered online here.
*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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