Lakeside Buddha

Welcome to Lakeside Buddha. Please check the calendar/events list for Lakeside Buddha in conjunction with forthcoming holidays, retreats, and days of mindfulness.

Who We Are



October - Regional Residential Retreat - Filled;
Day of Mindfulness scheduled for January 31, 2016.

Oct. 16-18 Regional residential retreat, Dodgeville, WI sponsored by Snowflower Sangha, Madison -- Full to capacity

January 31, 2016 - Evanston Ecology Center - Day of Mindfulness

Lakeside Buddha Closings

Oct. 18 - Regional Residential Retreat, Dodgeville, WI
Nov. 29 - closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 27 - closed for Christmas holiday
Jan. 3, 2016 - closed for New Year's holiday
Jan. 31, 2016 - closed for Day of Mindfulness, Evanston Ecology Center.


Lakeside Buddha Sangha is an Evanston -based meditation group which meets weekly every Sunday night to study and practice the Engaged Buddhism taught by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.


Lakeside grew out of a four-day Chicago area retreat led by Thich Nhat Hanh in May 1991. Lakeside has been meeting ever since, offering sitting and walking meditation, Dharma Discussions, Days of Mindfulness and retreats in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Participants come from all walks of life and diverse religious background. Lakeside members need not consider themselves Buddhist. Lakeside's common denominator is an interest in mindfulness practices as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, who encourages us to take up a life of awareness and healing, and to practice love and understanding in our communities.


Oprah speaks with Thich Nhat Hanh, February 2010

Thich Nhat Hanh was interviewed by WNET Public Television. Read a transcript of that interview on the PBS website. September 21, 2003 "Religion and Ethics"
Thich Nhat Hanh was also the featured cover story in the September 12, 2003 National Catholic Reporter -- an independent news weekly. Read "Practicing Peace: Famed Buddhist monk urges overflow crowd to live mindfully" posted in the archives of

Nhat Hanh writes: "The moment when you go back to your breath and you
breathe mindfully, holiness is there, because mindfulness is the
substance of holiness. God is there, the Holy Spirit is there at the same time

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Internet Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Lakeside Buddha Sangha.
Evanston, IL: 2003
1. Buddhism 294.3 dc-20
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