Introduction to Buddhism Class

UPDATE: See Education flyer for latest class schedule.

This free four-week class is offered throughout the year. For those interested in exploring Buddhism’s history and its various sects, the 4-session course will cover the life of Buddha, his basic teachings, and an overview of the Northern, Southern and Eastern Asian traditions. We will look at the Eastern tradition’s three major groups (Lotus Sutra, Zen, and Pure Land) and Buddhism’s transmission to the West, particularly in the Chicago area.

To register for the next session, please e-mail Nancey Epperson at

If you are interested in diving into Buddhism study immediately, you are welcome to join the weekly Wednesday study group  or the monthly sutra study group. No prior Buddhism study is required for either class.