Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Center of Lexington

White Tara Practice with Shastri Shelley Heinz (in Zoom)

March 20th—January 29th

White Tara Practice with Shastri Shelley Heinz Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

What the Buddha Taught Study Group ONLINE (Alternate Sundays)

with Barbara Wolkowitz

March 22nd—January 31st

This study group will read, study, and contemplate the 52 slogans that are part of the Mahayana teachings of Lojong, or Training the Mind. By training the mind, we mean that we reflect on our thoughts and behavior as a means of reversing our habitual tend Continue »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

The Wisdom of Aging- Online Discussion Group

March 25th—May 20th

The Wisdom of Aging- Online Discussion Group Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Community Gathering: Opening the Circle

August 28th—January 29th

Lexington Shambhala Community Gathering: Opening the Circle Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz, Ann Shillinglaw, Alice Dan

November 10th—March 2nd

Looking for a virtual meditation group where you can drop in when you like or attend regularly and get to know other meditators? Instruction in meditation and mindfulness skills. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Compassion practices for Caregivers - first Sundays

with Rebecca McAllister

January 3rd—May 2nd

Gather online for engaging in compassion practices for those in caregiver roles Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

January 3rd—February 21st

Sitting Meditation Practice will begin with a brief opening chant, a short guided introduction to meditation, and 2 sessions with a break for movement. Discussion follows, questions welcome. Please register to receive the zoom link for participation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Distance Dharma

with Prof Sue Stephens

January 7th—April 15th

Online group meets 1st & 3rd Thursday of each months at 6 pm Central time, 7 pm Eastern time. Currently studying the paramitas. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

The Hinayana - The Third Noble Truth: Freedom from Suffering

January 12th—February 9th

This course presents the Third Noble Truth, The Truth of Cessation of suffering, beginning with an exploration of the third Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Effort. How do we find relief? How do we realize the cessation of suffering now? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Joy in Everyday Life ONLINE

with Steven Anderson

January 12th—February 16th

In this course, we explore the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion toward others, and through these, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Emptiness and Letting Go

with Steven Shippee

January 13th—February 10th

Explore one of the central tenets of Buddhism on "emptiness" in this five-week class. Learn how to meditate on emptiness and gain direct experience into the journey of letting go. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Qigong with Jim Concotelli in Zoom

January 13th—February 17th

Qigong for Better Health and Enhanced Well-Being: Breathing, Movement and Meditation Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Hinayana:The Third Noble Truth *via Zoom*

with Ann Tyndall

January 13th—February 10th

This is the 4th in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Contentment in Everyday Life (Online)

with Alice Dan & Barbara Wolkowitz

January 14th—February 11th

Is it possible to find contentment amidst the conflict and chaos of our times? This 5-week course on Thursday evenings teaches us that, through gentle and mindful attention to the ups and downs of our lives, genuine contentment is possible. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesday: Why are we so Mad?

with Alan Anderson

January 19th—March 16th

Why is the world burning up with such aggression? Have we entered a new Dark Age? The Shambhala teachings were built precisely for these times so that we don’t get swept away in the speed and degradation that is ramping up all around us. Let’s take a lo Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

January 20th—March 10th

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is an eight-week course designed to teach participants how to improve the quality of their lives as they work with various types of stress. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Online Foundations for Freedom -The Hinayana - Part 3

January 24th—March 14th

Course three in the series will provide an in-depth exploration of the fundamental teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesday: Performing Beyond Fear

with Kirk Ferguson

January 26th—March 23rd

A Special Series on Performance, Meditation and the Arts, with Kirk Ferguson of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on the 4th Tuesdays January to March Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

January Nyinthun - a full day meditation retreat

January 30th

This is a full day of meditation, giving participants a chance to work with their practices over the course of a full day. Meditation instruction will be available for those who would like it. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate ONLINE

January 30th

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesday: Chaos at the Capitol and

with Toni Martinez & Daniel Kaemmerer

February 2nd

The recent assault on our nation's capitol is the expression of collective individual suffering riding on the waves of the ongoing karma of our society. Join us for meditation and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Working with Others

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

February 2nd—March 2nd

Working with Others - A five week exploration of the path of how to work skillfully with others with the intention of not causing harm and creating benefit. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Sadhana of Mahamudra - A Practice For This Dark Age (A community online program)

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

February 2nd—February 23rd

Join Shambhala Columbus's group practice and study of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, as presented by Acharya Suzanne Duquette through Shambhala Online. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesday: Caste in the time of the Buddha, and now

with Rebecca McAllister

February 9th

The Caste system was rejected by the Buddha. Join us in a discussion of caste system of present day, and what buddhism teaches us about caste. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Day 2021 ONLINE

February 12th

Please join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day and begin The Year of the Iron Ox! All are warmly welcome. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Day -- Year of the Iron Ox

February 13th

We will watch the annual program via Zoom on a shared screen. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Shambhala Day 2021 Celebration (Columbus)

February 14th

Join Shambhala Columbus as we celebration the lunar New Year and the Year of the Iron Ox. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day 2021: Year of the Iron Ox

February 14th

Our annual celebration of Losar, the lunar new year Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Shambhala Sadhana practice

with Leslie Shippee

February 17th—December 1st

Join us for the chanting and contemplation of The Shambhala Sadhana, one of the central practices of the Shambhala community.  It is focused upon the teachings of basic goodness, or indestructible sanity, of oneself, other, and human society Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

February Nyinthun - a full day meditation retreat

February 27th

This is a full day of meditation, giving participants a chance to work with their practices over the course of a full day. Meditation instruction will be available for those who would like it. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

with Paul Libersher

March 6th

Introductory course, open to all. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

March Nyinthun - a full day meditation retreat

March 27th

This is a full day of meditation, giving participants a chance to work with their practices over the course of a full day. Meditation instruction will be available for those who would like it. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

April Nyinthun - a full day meditation retreat

April 24th

This is a full day of meditation, giving participants a chance to work with their practices over the course of a full day. Meditation instruction will be available for those who would like it. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Creating Benchmarks for Your Qigong Practice

with Eva Wong

September 10th—September 11th (2022)

Having learned the basics of Qigong in levels 1-5, it is time to use them to fine tune your practice and increase awareness of your body’s physical abilities and vast energetic potential. Continue »