About Us

Present Moment Sangha is a Vipassana meditation group in the Chicago western suburbs since 2010. Our practice is based on mindfulness meditation as taught within the tradition of Theravada Buddhism and teacher/poet Thich Naht Hahn. Meditation leaders are Mary Kullman, Certified Meditation Teacher, and Elaine Piedra, both long-time mindfulness and meditation practitioners who co-founded the sangha in 2010.

All are warmly welcomed regardless of age, gender identification, racial, socioeconomic, sexual orientation, social, political or religious background. We strive to create a safe environment for all who come to practice. We offer instruction and dharma readings in mindfulness/insight meditation for both new and experienced practitioners. We welcome all to sit with us beginning a 7 p.m. on Monday nights weekly at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville, Illinois. Please feel free to bring your own cushion and mat or chairs are always provided.

The mission of Present Moment Sangha is to offer the community an opportunity to learn and experience Mindfulness Meditation together so as to support each other’s cultivation of inner peace, joy and present moment awareness with the intention of carrying this out into the world.



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