Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Community Gathering: Opening the Circle

August 28th—June 25th

Lexington Shambhala Community Gathering: Opening the Circle Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Shambhala Sadhana practice

with Leslie Shippee

February 3rd—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 »

Shambhala Chicago

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

February 16th—June 29th

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 Chicago

Heart of Recovery

February 28th—June 13th

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

Sunday Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

March 7th—May 30th

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 Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra ONLINE

with Alice Dan

March 14th—June 11th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Stroke of Ashe Group Practice

with Shastri David Stone

April 11th—May 11th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesdays: The Hidden Genius of Meditation

with Alan Anderson

April 20th—June 15th

From the outside, meditation seems to be about being detached and trying to focus on the breath; but the training is far more brilliant and engaged than that. Join us on Zoom for this 3-part series. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Finding Contentment in Difficult Times

with Kirk Ferguson

April 21st—May 26th

This course will explore how we can use contemplative practices in our everyday, stressful life. Through meditation, contemplation, listening and discussion, we will develop confidence in our own basic goodness and a sense that we can be content, even in Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Eight Fold Path

with Prof Sue Stephens

May 5th—May 26th

The Eight Fold Path leads to liberation from samsara. Following the path creates a noble people. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

The Student-Teacher Relationship Through the Three Yanas

May 6th—May 27th

Why does Buddhism encourage students to have a teacher? Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Contemplative Photography

with Larry Wolf

May 8th—June 19th

This seven-week workshop explores the making and viewing of photographs as a contemplative activity. It’s a mashup of classic teachings on mindfulness and photography plus the explosion of photos in the modern world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesdays: Your Tender Heart of Sadness … It’s Not What You Think

with Gwin Stewart

May 11th

Completely exposing the heart allows us to feel the raw and tender unconditional sadness of the world, giving birth to fearlessness. During this time of needed warriorship, you are invited to this discussion and practice of touching your own tender heart Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

May 14th—May 16th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Heart of Warriorship-the Art of Being Human

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

May 14th—May 16th

Shambhala Online has developed the exciting opportunity to offer the full series of Shambhala Level Trainings led by senior teachers in Shambhala and hosted by local groups and centers. These are live weekend retreats which may be attended through the Lex Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Drala : Part III of the Sacred Path Series

with Shastri David Stone & Fred Schwieg

May 14th—May 16th

A weekend meditation and study programs designed to further deepen your experience of meditation and contemplation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Governing Council Meeting ONLINE

May 17th

Shambhala Chicago Governing Council meetings are open to members of the Chicago Shambhala Center. We welcome your presence! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Tuesday Open House: The 8 worldly concerns: Letting go of fear and performing in the world with confidence.

with Kirk Ferguson

May 25th

In this talk, we will explore the traditional Buddhist teaching of the eight worldly concerns and how they can help us transcend hope and fear and live more fully in the world. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

The Cultivation of Insight: The Union of Shamatha and Vipashyana Meditation

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

May 25th—June 22nd

This course looks at the play of mindfulness and awareness in our meditation practice, and offers a variety of approaches to deepen our capacity to rest in the moment and open to our direct experience. This is a class for both new and experienced me Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate ONLINE

with Alice Dan

June 5th

Have you been trying to start a meditation practice on your own or with an app? This program helps beginners overcome common obstacles and establish a consistent practice. It is also appropriate for struggling meditators looking for a refresher. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Barbara Wolkowitz

June 12th—June 13th

This is the 3rd class in the Shambhala Training Series. As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

June 12th

Please join us for this free info session, Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

June 16th—August 4th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

with Paul Libersher

July 10th

Introductory course, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Nyinthun

with Wanda Davies

August 22nd

Join us for a full day of sitting and walking meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Ikebana Sogetsu

September 18th—October 9th

The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement - Ikebana Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Patrick Dallas

October 16th—October 17th

Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Beginners are welcome. Continue »