international buddhism friendship association

In Chicago

Chicago Temple of Justice

Chicago’s International Buddhism Friendship Association In Chicago is located in Chinatown, Chicago, IL (Address: 2249 S. Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616 USA). The current chair of Zhengjue Temple is Master Jiru, who was born in Malaysia in 1961, and has been a monk under Elder Venerable Li Zhumo for more than 30 years. He has attended Theravada Buddhism in Thailand for six years. In 1995, he went to St. Louis, Missouri, and founded the American-Chinese Buddhist Association in the Midwest of the United States, which had never heard of Dharma. In addition to proclaiming Buddhism in English to local people every weekend, the mage has often been invited to Buddhist schools in the United States and Canada to make a round of Falun Dafa, and to spread the doctrine. He has successively served as director, abbot, abbot of Dajue Temple, etc., and currently serves as abbot of the American-Chinese Buddhist Society, Chicago’s Zhengjue Temple, and New York Majestic Temple. He is the author of “The Way of Freedom”, “Introduction to the Introduction to the Dharma”, and “Ahan Series Lecture Notes”.

Zhengjue Temple -
Meditation Center

In the winter of 2009, all the monks of Zhengjue Temple agreed to purchase a place suitable for meditation, which coincided with the sale of an orthodox church at 2574 Central Park Ave, Chicago IL 60623. The surrounding environment was quiet and suitable for meditation; It was purchased and converted into a Buddhist meditation center on the month, and a Jade Buddha is enshrined in the Zen Hall. In addition, Chicago’s Zhengjue Temple meditation center is based on the spirit of compassion in Buddhism. Provide quiet, elegant and solemn temples to store spiritual bones. Facilities are available in single and double. Serve the community and believers regardless of race or religion. Assist in handling funerals, booking and selection of seats, placing ceremonies, and hold mourning meetings every year. Ashes Location: 2574 Central Park Ave, Chicago IL 60623

New Construction Announcement

IBFA will be officially closed on March 8, 2020 after the Dhamma event to celebrate the birthday of the compassionate one, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva .

A meeting will be followed immediately after to organize the move to 2754 S Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60623.  It’s planned to finish all move in 2 weeks (3/9 – 3/25).

Moving help is desperately needed with packing/moving all temple belongings & furniture. Moving vehicles would be in great need.

The fund needed for the new construction will be around 1.8 millions. The IFBA has prepared $600K for the initial fund. More fund is needed to complete the construction. All received donations will be updated monthly at the temple and online. For donation details, please follow this link. (* we are designing a donation page and will send it over to you soon. )

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Chicago's International Buddhism Friendship Association


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