People come to ICMC for many reasons, but underlying them all is a desire to find peace and ease in their lives. We invite you to explore this site for resources and to come to meet us in person at a practice or sitting group, a retreat, and at classes or social events when scheduled. No particular religious belief is required or excluded; the Buddha invited us to “be a lamp unto yourself” and to believe what he taught only when it matches your experience. Beginners are always welcome at our events unless otherwise stated.
ICMC practices in the Theravada tradition of southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Sri Lanka). Our practices are based on the suttas, or recorded talks, given by the Buddha 2500 years ago.
For more formalized instruction, Ravenswood Sangha offers an Introduction to Meditation on the first Sunday of each month. Rogers Park Sangha offers basic instruction at the beginning of each sitting every Friday. For more information please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.