Who We Are

Who We Are
Underdog Zendo is a Zen Buddhist Sitting Group located on the West Side of Chicago, IL. USA which was founded on February 2012 & continued through December 2013 with the guiding principle to provide a positive & contemporary space for all those interested in the path of enlightenment & the practice of Zen Buddhism.
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Underdog Zendo Practice Group was facilitated by Practice Leader Shaon Nichols & Shiko Moon which was  authorized by Senior Dharma Teacher Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik in affiliation with The Buddhist Temple of Toledo & The Drinking Gourd Institute.
Following a work opportunity in December 2013, Practice Leaders Shaon & Shiko have relocated to Los Angeles California where they currently continue their practice.Underdog Zendo is no longer a Chicago Practice Group, & is currently in a transition stage.
UnderdogZendo.com remains active to share the Dharma teaching & the many gems available on this website. Please enjoy the site & thank you for your efforts to engage in self-equerry. May we realize the Way together & nourish the World in deep need of the Buddha-dharma!

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