Class Schedule

Open Study Group Gathering

On the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays in October (11th & 18th) please join us for a special 2-session of our first ever Open Study Group entitled, “What is Buddhism? Not What You Think!”

In August 2016, HE Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche gave a truly remarkable public talk entitled, “The Essence of Buddhism,” in which she challenged many commonly held beliefs about her topic. Led by fellow sangha members with assistance from Resident Director Julie Heegaard, In these two October gatherings, will review portions of this talk. followed by an open (hopefully lively) discussion in which everyone is encouraged to contribute your thoughts, understandings, and questions. The goal is not to come to any definitive “right answer” but to engage in an ongoing exploration together. We will start with sitting at 6:30, but if you can’t make then, please just join in as soon as you are able.

Everyone is welcome, whether or not you attended the original talk or have heard the recording.

Essence of Buddhism: A Public Teaching

Look for more Open Study Group Gatherings in the months to come!

Friday Night Meditation and Study

Location:1818 Dempster St., Evanston
Day and Time: Friday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Teacher: Nancy Floy


Grant your blessings so that confusion may dawn as wisdom
Grant your blessings so that the path may clarify confusions
Grant your blessings so that Dharma may progress along the path
Grant your blessings so that my mind may be one with the Dharma


This ongoing class, lead by Nancy Floy (Julie Heegaard or Fran Hammon in her absence), now begins with chanting of the Four Dharmas of Gampopa (shown above), followed by guided mindfulness meditation and then study of an important Mahayana text. This year, beginning October 20, the text will be Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva, one of the most beautiful, poetic, and profound teachings available. The Dalai Lama said of this magnificent work: “If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the Bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text that I possess it.”

Until October 20th, the class will be finishing its study of Words of My Perfect Teacher.

If you have any questions about the class, please contact Nancy Floy at


For more information on any of these classes, please send an email to or by telephone at 1-443-826-2348.

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