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In this Issue:

  • Register now: In-person teaching event with Dharma Teacher Rachel Parrish, in Chicago (August 12-14)
  • Annual Program Recordings: Keynote sessions from the Bodhi Path Annual program will be available soon, offered online on a donation basis.
  • Weekly Schedule of Online Programming

Rachel Parrish teaches in Chicago

Awakening Compassionate Mind:
Compassion & the Practice of Chenrezig

Generating compassion for oneself and others can help open the heart, curb negative actions, and reduce ego-clinging. These teachings will provide in-depth guidance on how to bring compassion to your daily life, and how to cultivate compassion through the visualization and mantra practice of Chenrezig (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara).
  • Friday, August 12, 6:30pm: Community potluck dinner
  • Saturday afternoon, August 13, 1-5pm: Transmission of the visualization practice of the Bodhisattva Chenrezig (in-person only)
  • Sunday morning, August 14, 10:30am-12:30pm: How to practice compassion (also available online via this link)
  • Sunday afternoon August 14, 1-3pm: Guided Chenrezig practice, Q&A (in-person only)
1332 N. Halsted St, Chicago
corner of Halsted and Evergreen, between North Ave and Division St.

Suggested Donations:
  • $30 per day
  • $60 for the entire program
  • A voluntary donation to support the teacher can be made separately.
  • Everyone is encouraged to attend regardless of ability to pay.
Register Now
The potluck dinner will be held Friday night at the home of Matt Brown, located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Please contact to RSVP and say what you would like to bring.

Recordings from the Annual Program

The Bodhi Path Annual Program in North America is underway, and keynote sessions are being recorded. Recordings will be posted and offered on a donation basis via this website. The first recordings should be available starting Sunday morning.

Weekly Schedule of Online Programming

Bodhi Path Chicago

Hosted by Bodhi Path Chicago

all sessions available via this Zoom link
all times Central timezone, USA

Our regular weekly meetings have transitioned to and online format, though the schedule is the same as always:

Sunday Mornings: Mediation and Dharma Teachings with Rachel Parrish

  • 10:30am-11am: Online meditation with instruction
  • 11am-11:30am: Open Q&A and discussion
  • 11:30am-12:00pm: Online teaching

Sunday Afternoons: Buddhist Parenting Group with Annie Heckman

  • Informal gathering to discuss parenting from a Buddhist perspective
  • meets at 12pm, immediately after the Sunday morning program

Tuesday Evenings: Meditation and Book Group with Brad Reeg

  • 7:30pm — Online session opens
  • 7:40pm sharp — Sitting Meditation
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm — Reading & Discussion Group

Suggested donations
All programs are offered for free, with suggested generosity to support future students.
  • Standard: $15 per session
  • Sponsor: $25 per session
  • No one turned away for lack of funds.
Direct offerings for resident Dharma Teacher Rachel Parrish can be given separately.

You may donate online via Please specify "program offering" and/or "teacher offering" in the notes.
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The generosity of inspired participants is the only support for the center. All costs for operating the center are covered exclusively through the generosity of donors like you.

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Welcome to Bodhi Path!

Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Chicago is a resource for practitioners, scholars, and those curious about meditation and Buddhist philosophy who wish to relate authentic teachings to everyday life. Newcomers are always welcome and no system of belief is ever expected. Practice sessions that require previous experience are noted on the calendar.
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