Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Center of Madison

Sadhana of Mahamudra - ONLINE

with Lora Wiggins

January 30th—February 26th (2022)

Please join us for this online practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra. The text will be displayed on screen during practice. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Heart of Recovery®

September 19th—October 24th

The Heart of Recovery® is a group meeting at the Shambhala Center focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to sobriety. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Queer Dharma

September 19th—November 28th

Queer Dharma is a weekly meditation group where LGBTQIA+ people can form a non-judgmental community while deepening our meditation practices based on openness, curiosity, and gentleness. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra ONLINE

with Alice Dan

September 20th—December 19th

All are welcome to this full moon Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Meditation in Everyday Life - Online Wednesday night classes and optional in-person Sunday morning practice sessions

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Margaret Turnbull

September 29th—October 27th

Learn how to meditate or deepen the meditation practice that you already have. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Stroke of Ashe Group Practice

with Shastri David Stone

October 6th—November 4th

A gathering of warriors who have received stroke practice transmission--will include guided practice and commentary. Please register to receive zoom link. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

October 12th—October 26th

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

Continuing to Train the Mind: Practicing with Obstacles (and Everything!) in Your Life

with Steven Shippee

October 13th—November 17th

This class is a further investigation of the mahayana path of training the mind, using the Seven Point Mind Training of Atisha. It is especially for those who have already had some experience with mind training. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Future is Open: Beyond Karma

with Judy Vreeland & Travis DeTour

October 14th—November 11th

Beyond a catch-phrase or an excuse, how do buddhists understand and relate with karma in everyday experience? Explore these teachings from a newly published book by Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Contemplative Photography: Picture of Mind - Online

with Larry Wolf

October 14th—November 18th

This six-week workshop explores the making and viewing of photographs as an expression of inner vision. On Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

October 17th—December 19th

Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion In Person

October 17th—December 19th

Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion offered in person on first and third Sundays. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Foundations for Freedom - The Hinayana: Freedom from Suffering (Hybrid)

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Acharya Dan Hessey

October 17th—December 12th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Igniting the Heart: Awakening Compassion to Transform Your World

October 17th—November 21st

An angry mind sees an angry world. Using the Buddhist teachings on the six realms of existence, these video talks given by Pema Chödrön teach us how to work skillfully with strong emotions. In person. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Dharma for Lunch book study

October 19th—December 28th

We will start with "The Places That Scare You" by Pema Chodron. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri David Stone

October 22nd—October 23rd

This program captures the heart of Shambhala—the view that human beings are fundamentally good and awake and that this capacity can be cultivated and strengthened through meditation, reflection and personal conduct. Free Fri eve talk. In person & zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 10/24

with Tom Mccann

October 24th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesdays: Discovering Elegance—Art in Everyday Life

with Kirk Ferguson

October 26th

How do we skillfully work with our lives and the world around us? In our society, we sometimes think of the arts as special and sacred; something that doesn't have a place in our mundane daily life. We may conjure up images of lofty ideals. Maybe a lone Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meditation in Everyday Life

October 30th

Are you finding it difficult to begin a meditation program or maintain a regular practice? This one-day workshop may help you develop friendship with your mind, skill in how to work with speed and difficulty, and a sense of humor. In person and Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Who Am I? - Online program

with Shastri David Stone

November 1st—November 22nd

Join us throughout November as we explore together the fundamental questions of what it means to be human and to be an individual self – Who Am I? On Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

with Paul Libersher

November 6th

Introductory course, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Collective Liberation Online Discussion Group

November 6th—December 5th

It's time for a genuine quest for Collective Liberation. This is not a class but a participatory exploration of our own identities and how we veer away from what really is - our own and others' Basic Goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

One-Day Meditation Retreat - In person

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Alice Dan

November 7th

Spend all or part of the day exploring the depths of silent meditation. Instruction provided. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Joy in Everyday Life-hybrid, in person & online

with Steven Anderson

November 9th—December 14th

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 Chicago

Meditation for Psychotherapists and the Therapeutic Relationship

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Dr. Timothy Pedigo

November 13th

This program is specifically designed for psychotherapists to develop, maintain and integrate a healthy relationship with meditation in the professional setting. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 11/14

with Tom Mccann

November 14th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Monthyly Nyinthun - full day meditation retreat

November 20th

If you are looking for the kind of refreshment that might only arise from a full day of meditation practice, please join us for one or all of these bi-monthly, 9-5 nyinthüns. These full-day practice sessions are oriented toward, but not restricted to, exp Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Battle of Ego (Online)

with Alice Dan

November 20th—November 27th

Explore a Buddhist approach to life by looking at how we relate to the world and to ourselves. Perhaps there is a genuine, sane way to live. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training 4: Awakened Heart - offered by Shambhalaonline

with Acharya Mathias Pongracz

November 26th—November 28th

Opportunity to participate in Level IV, Awakened Heart, offered through Shambhalaonline. Prerequisite: Level III, Warrior in the World. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 11/28

with Tom Mccann

November 28th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Ann Tyndall

December 3rd—December 5th

This weekend program focuses on deepening the meditation practice through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 12/5

with Tom Mccann

December 5th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 12/12

with Tom Mccann

December 12th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Monthyly Nyinthun - full day meditation retreat

December 19th

If you are looking for the kind of refreshment that might only arise from a full day of meditation practice, please join us for one or all of these bi-monthly, 9-5 nyinthüns. These full-day practice sessions are oriented toward, but not restricted to, exp Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Discover the Power of Meditation

with Wanda Davies

January 2nd—February 6th (2022)

Discover the Power of Meditation Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Online: The Way of the Buddha

January 2nd—February 6th (2022)

Join us in person or online for this six-week class. Registration is through Shambhala Online (see details) Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/2/22

with Tom Mccann

January 2nd (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/9

with Tom Mccann

January 9th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training, Level 5: Open Sky - Offered by Shambhala Online

with Gaylon Ferguson

January 14th—January 16th (2022)

Level V: Open Sky is offered by Shambhalaonline.com. Prerequisite: Level IV, Awakened Heart Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/16

with Tom Mccann

January 16th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/23

with Tom Mccann

January 23rd (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/30

with Tom Mccann

January 30th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 2/6

with Tom Mccann

February 6th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »