When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, with meditation at 7:00pm and discussion at 7:20pm


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are currently meeting on Zoom. Please contact uubuddhism@uusg.org for more information.

Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

102-112 South Second Street

Geneva, IL


Group Facilitators: Lisa Gades and Eric Bodwell

This group is for members and friends interested in exploring meditation techniques and learning more about Buddhism.

What are the main ideas in Buddhist philosophy?

What are the differences between Theravada, Mahayana, and Zen Buddhism?

How has meditation enriched my spiritual practice?

And, how do I deal with my racing thoughts while trying to meditate?!?!

These are just a few of the topics that have come up for discussion as we examine Buddhism both from an intellectual and a personal point of view.

We typically meditate for 20 minutes, then spend ~40 minutes discussing a book that the group has chosen.

Participants are welcome to join us for meditation, discussion, or both.

Our Current Book:

Welcoming the Unwelcome: Whole-hearted living in a brokenhearted world by Pema Chödrön

Our Next Book(s):

America's Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal by Larry Ward