Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Faith-Based
  • International


221 DEAN STWOODSTOCK, IL 60098 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Blue Lotus is a community temple located just off the town square in Woodstock, Illinois. We welcome all people and faith traditions to practice meditation, learn about Buddhism and share in community together. Our commitment: To practice compassion in all our actions and add more love to the world. Our mission: To promote individual peace of mind, compassion for all beings, spiritual growth, and an ethical way of life based on Buddhist principles. Through loving kindness meditation and the development of mindfulness, we strive to enlighten individuals as to the cause of suffering, the path leading to the cessation of suffering, and an understanding of the true nature of our existence.


The Blue Lotus Temple has occupied our current building in Woodstock since 2011 and has worked to become a vibrant member of the community during that time. We offer 5 weekly meditation sessions, host many wellness classes and experiences including yoga, reiki, sound healing, retreats, Refuge Recovery meetings, Rainbow Circle meetings, sutta and book studies, and Buddha Kids classes. We also host a booth each Saturday at the summer Woodstock Farmers Market, maintain a temple store and sell delicious Sri Lankan food out of our commercial kitchen. We have many offerings throughout the year that support the application of Buddhist principles to everyday life and are open to the public weekdays from 10a-4p and Saturdays 9a-1p.


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