As of November 16, 2020, the City of Chicago has a stay at home advisory.   We will continue to stream Sunday service on Facebook Live. Please stay home and stay safe, especially if you are in a risk category – elderly, dependent on public transportation or have medical conditions.

Please see our Facebook page for information and updates.

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.

2021 Memberships!

Join online here, send the paper 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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