About Us

Present Moment Sangha is a Vipassana (insight) meditation group in the western suburbs of Chicago in Naperville since 2010. Our practice is based on mindfulness meditation as guided within the tradition of Theravada Buddhism, and taught by master teachers such as Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Jonathan Foust, as well as teacher and poet Thich Nhat Hahn. Meditation facilitators are Mary Kullman, Certified Meditation Teacher, and Elaine Waite, both long-time mindfulness and meditation practitioners who co-founded the Present Moment Sangha in 2010.

All are warmly welcomed regardless of age, gender identification, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or social, political or religious background. We strive to create a safe environment for all who come to practice. We offer dharma teachings and instruction 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 or mat; 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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