Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory


Our mission is to promote individual peace of mind, compassion for all beings, spiritual growth, and an ethical way of life based on Buddhist principles.

Through loving kindness meditation and the development of mindfulness, we strive to enlighten individuals as to the cause of suffering, the path leading to the cessation of suffering, and an understanding of the true nature of our existence.


Insight Chicago Meditation Community is a Vipassana meditation group active in Chicago since 1997.  Our practice is based on mindfulness meditation as taught within the tradition of Theravada Buddhism. 

Insight Chicago Meditation Group welcomes both new and old practitioners to sit with us at weekly groups throughout Chicago, to monthly teachings, and to weekend and longer retreats.  For help in getting started with Insight Meditation, we offer instruction and readings.

West Chicago

Chicago Buddhist Vihara is a "Theravada" Buddhist temple offering religious services, and wisdom of Dhamma for the buddhists in Chicago Land area.



The Prairie Sangha Network (Prairie Sangha of Champaign-Urbana, Plank Trail Sangha in Park Forest, Insight Chicago, and Peoria Insight Meditation Group) is a community of Buddhist practitioners of Vipassana (also referred to as Theravada, Insight, or Mindfulness Meditation) located in Illinois.


Burmese Buddhist Association at Illinois was founded in 1984 by a few Burmese Buddhist immigrants from Burma.  B.B.A. holds several events and celebrations every year.