Programs for US: Midwest Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

LGBTQIA2S+ Meditation Group

October 18th—June 17th (2025)

LGBTQIA2S+ Meditation Group at the Shambhala Center of Minneapolis Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Morning Meditation & Qigong | Online

with Alan Anderson

December 22nd—June 28th

Start each Monday and Friday with 30 minutes of Qigong and meditation practice. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open Meditation: Greenlight Your Practice | Hybrid (in person and online)

with Alan Anderson

January 3rd—June 26th

Join us Wednesday evenings for group meditation practice and coaching. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Café Shambhala | Hybrid (in person and online)

January 6th—June 29th

Join us Saturday mornings for meditation, reading, discussion, and social gathering. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Sadhana of Mahamudra - In Person Only - Friday, June 21 at 6:00 PM

with Lora Wiggins

April 24th—July 21st

Next practice session is Friday, June 21 at 6:00 PM at the Madison Shambhala Center. This Session will include a feast. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Heart of Recovery®

June 9th—August 4th

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

Aging as Spiritual Path: Online Book Club

with Alice Dan

June 13th—September 12th

"Old age is not for sissies!" But where do we get to share our experiences and find support to face our aging? Meditation offers a path to a healthy approach. Join our discussions on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Qigong 1 & 2 - Peaceful Body, Peaceful Mind

with David Stone

June 22nd—June 23rd

When body is relaxed and peaceful, energy will flow. When mind is still, it will embrace qi and strengthen the body. In the Chinese arts of health and longevity, qigong simultaneously cultivates a peaceful body and a peaceful mind. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

CONFIDENCE: Holding Your Seat Through Life’s Eight Worldly Winds (Hybrid)

with Ethan Nichtern

June 27th

At this inspiring event based on his new book, author Ethan Nichtern will use the Buddhist concept of the Eight Worldly Winds to share how to find the confidence to navigate life’s challenges within our culture of polarization and constant change. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Collective Liberation Online Discussion Group

July 6th—September 7th

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 Meditation Center of Minneapolis

A Five Day Practice Intensive at the Shambhala Center

with Patrick Dallas

August 4th—August 8th

Only when you can be extremely soft and pliable can you be extremely hard and strong. (Zen proverb) Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Alice Dan

August 10th—August 11th

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we begin to discover confidence and personal energy to go forwards on the journey. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Barbara Cromer

August 17th—August 31st

Contentment can seem elusive but it doesn't have to be. Join for this class to find out more! Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

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

with Ann Shillinglaw

August 18th

Please join us for this free info session, Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Highly recommended if you want to enroll in the 8 week MBSR course. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

August 21st—October 9th

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program is an 8-week course designed to help participants improve the quality of their lives as they work with various types of stress. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Barbara Wolkowitz

August 24th—August 25th

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. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Qigong 3 - The Gourd and Cauldron: Chinese Medicine and Qigong in Chicago

with David Stone

September 14th—September 15th

Open to current students of Qigong who have completed Level 1 and 2. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Barbara Cromer

September 20th—September 22nd

Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuinely kind and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Great Eastern Sun

September 21st—September 22nd

The Great Eastern Sun teachings are the entrance into “sacred world” and continue the warrior’s journey of helping to create an uplifted, kind, and caring society and world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Harvest of Peace - A Community Celebration of the Fall Equinox

September 22nd

Harvest of Peace - A Community Celebration of the Fall Equinox Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

October 5th

A half day introductory course in meditation, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Qigong 3 - The Gourd and Cauldron: Chinese Medicine and Qigong

with David Stone

October 5th—October 6th

For those who have completed Qigong 1 and 2. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Fall Community Weekend with Janet Solyntjes

with Janet Solyntjes

October 19th—October 20th

Janet Solyntjes returns for our annual fall community weekend. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

December 7th

A half day introductory course in meditation, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Children’s Day Community Celebration

December 15th

Children's Day - A Community Celebration of the Winter Solstice Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Qigong for Spinal Health

with Eva Wong

October 25th—October 26th (2025)

Requirements: qigong 4 Continue »