The North Shore Meditation and Dharma Center provides a safe and supportive environment for learning and practicing meditation and the dharma on the North Shore and in the surrounding Chicago area. Under the guidance of resident teacher Xianyang Carl Jerome, the Center offers beginner and advanced meditation and dharma classes, retreats, and special events at the Center, as well as continuing ed and wellness classes at area schools and interfaith facilities.
An in-depth website produced by
Carl Jerome and Andrew Cohen
that examines Key Buddhist Philosophy, Doctrines, and Ideas
Explore Ancient Texts and Modern Practice Commentaries.
Read In-depth Notes on Key Buddhist Beliefs and Doctrines.
Listen to Songs, Read Poetry, Laugh at Cartoons.
From the website:
"Here you’ll find practical information and suggestions that are deep, fearless, confrontational, and possibly funny. Our aim is to provide practical tools for living happier, healthier lives, and for making our families, communities, and the planet safer and more peaceful."
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Here you'll keep up to date on current activities, events, resources and teachings.
Xianyang Carl Jerome
currently teaches meditation and the dharma near Chicago
at the North Shore Meditation & Dharma Center, which he founded, as well as at the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook, at Common Ground in Deerfield, and in Chicago. Carl has practiced meditation for much of his adult life and Buddhism formally for the past twenty-five years. His formal practice began in San Francisco under Zen Master Zenshin Philip Whalen Roshi, and fifteen years ago he became a student of Master Ji Ru, abbot of the Mid-America Buddhist Association (MABA), from whom he received lay teaching endorsement. Read more on our teachers page.