2100 S. Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804

Phone: 708-652-9722
E-mail: director@chicagoktc.org
Director: Lama Sean Jones
Assistant Director: Tom Vencill
External site: www.chicagoktc.org

Chicago KTC was founded over twenty years ago after a visit of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Over the years we have had the honor to host many eminent lamas, averaging about two a year. We have a small but dedicated membership that practices regularly. Our membership includes a lama and number of senior students who are available to answer your questions and lend their support. Our building is two story with a lower apartment and upper soon-to-be lama suite. We have a large recently consecrated shrine which includes a 16 by 15 foot wall to ceiling shrine cabinet, housing 14 large rupas, one Buddha Sakyamuni and the Kangyur and Tengyur. It is decorated with many traditional thangkas, chrystal chandeliers, gyaltsens, banners and offerings. Our library has several hundred books which have been collected by members over the last twenty years. All our practice sessions are open to beginners and free of charge, so please stop by if you are in town. Free instruction in meditation is available by appointment.

Weekly Practice Schedule

Wednesday Evening Discussion Group
Led by senior students

7:00 p.m. 


7:30 p.m.
Current discussion: ask office@chicagoktc.org for current book we are reading


Sunday Regular Schedule:

9:30 a.m. 
Green Tara practice


10:00 a.m.

Shiney meditation


10:30 a.m.
Coffee brake


11:00 a.m.
Chenrezig and Amitabha practice


Resident Lama Sean Jones and senior students available by appointment for meditation instructions, guided Chenrezig and Medicine Buddha practices. Email office@chicagoktc.org for more info.

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