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Sanghas near Chicago?

Post by TLCD96 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:55 am

Hi all, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'm looking for a sangha in the chicago area; some place I could easily get to, that perhaps offers teachings weekly or monthly at no cost, and with preferably some good connection to monastic traditions. I notice there are a number of zen places in the area, but I'd figure I'd ask around first.
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Re: Sanghas near Chicago?

Post by Dhammanando » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:04 am

Buddhanet's World Buddhist Directory returns 19 results for Theravadin centres in Illinois.

https://tinyurl.com/ybnn34hg
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Re: Sanghas near Chicago?

Post by DooDoot » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:29 am

There is always an official executioner. If you try to take his place, It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood. If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.

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Re: Sanghas near Chicago?

Post by TLCD96 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:33 am

Dhammanando wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:04 am
Buddhanet's World Buddhist Directory returns 19 results for Theravadin centres in Illinois.

https://tinyurl.com/ybnn34hg
Thanks venerable!
DooDoot wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:29 am
For non-rebirth Dhamma, browse this site:

https://www.liberationpark.org/retreat/persrets.htm
https://www.liberationpark.org/contact/chicago.htm
Wondering what you mean by non-rebirth?
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Re: Sanghas near Chicago?

Post by DooDoot » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:45 am

TLCD96 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:33 am
Wondering what you mean by non-rebirth?
The last i noticed they focus on the teachings of Bhikkhu Budddhadasa, which provides an alternate viewpoint on Dependent Origination thus doesn't teach the mainstream Buddhist view on 'rebirth'. In short, 'one-lifers'.
There is always an official executioner. If you try to take his place, It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood. If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.

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Re: Sanghas near Chicago?

Post by Manopubbangama » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:59 pm

Speaking of Chicago, however, I recommend https://chicagobuddhistvihara.org/ .
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