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The Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Madison’s Willy Street neigborhood, offers public meditation several times a week, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help the local community of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

WDG

This Weekly Dharma Gathering is a perfect introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and an opportunity to connect with other practitioners. It begins with a group meditation practice, a talk by one of our senior teachers, discussion, and a reception. Learn more…

Upcoming Madison Programs

Lineage and Devotion

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

November 17th—December 22nd

Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: This class explores the transmission of the dharma and the relationship between students and teachers; a central component of the study and practice of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

Way of Shambhala II: Great Eastern Sun (Sacred Path)

January 16th—January 18th (2015)

Friday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm: This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana

January 29th (2015)

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: As a group practice, the Shambhala Sadhana is open to everyone who has received the reading transmission (lung), and taken the Enlightened Society Vow. Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Warrior in the World (Level 3)

with Deborah Zarate

February 20th—February 22nd (2015)

Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend that practice into everyday life situations without the barrier of the cocoon. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (2X)

February 26th (2015)

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: As a group practice, the Shambhala Sadhana is open to everyone who has received the reading transmission (lung), and taken the Enlightened Society Vow. Continue »

Upcoming Great Lakes Regional Programs

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Sadhana Feast

November 8th—May 8th (2015)

Closed practice open to advanced practitioners only Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

MI/SG Gathering

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

September 28th—May 16th (2015)

This periodic meeting is restricted to Meditation Instructors and Shambhala Guides. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Werma Feast

October 12th—June 13th (2015)

Closed practice open to advanced practitioners only. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

FEARLESSNESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE (FIEL)

November 1st—December 30th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanim Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Council Meeting

November 4th—November 3rd (2015)

Our bimonthly Council meeting wlll be held on this night. All are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. If you would like to suggest an item for the agenda, please email it to director@lexingtonshambhala.org Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

MEDITATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE (MIEL)

November 15th—January 14th (2015)

Meditation in Everyday Life presents peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through the practice of meditation, w Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Lineage and Devotion

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

November 17th—December 22nd

Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: This class explores the transmission of the dharma and the relationship between students and teachers; a central component of the study and practice of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

Akron Shambhala Meditation Center

Group Ngondro/Werma practice

December 20th—December 21st - Date cancelled

Advanced practice restricted to students who have received the proper transmissions. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 20th

Join us on December 20th - something for people of all ages - young and old! Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter solstice dinner

December 20th

Food, conversation and meditation! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Children's Day - A Celebration of the Winter Solstice

December 21st

Get out your finery and jollity, because Children’s Day is coming to the Minneapolis Shambhala Center on Sunday, December 21! Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter Solstice & Children's Day Celebration

December 21st

December 21st provides a special opportunity to express appreciation for, and with, our children. At a time when the weather begins to bear down upon us, we turn to family for celebration, creativity, and generosity. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 21st

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Children's Day

December 21st

Bring your family and children to celebrate winter solstice with at the Shambhala Center. There will be games, story-telling and sharing of delight and food! Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Winter Solstice and Children's Day Celebration

December 21st

Save the date for our Winter Solstice and Children's Day celebration! More details to follow. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

NO Wednesday open meditation 12/24 or 12/31

December 24th—December 31st

Wednesday location not available due to holiday Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Winter Weekthun Retreat- DAILY RATE

with Alice Dan & Mr. Jon Feller

December 26th—January 1st (2015)

A day to week-long meditation retreat at the Shambhala Center in the West Loop will allow you to gently work with your mind. Please register before showing up to help with food ordering. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Winter Weekthun Retreat - Vajrayana Group Retreat

December 26th—January 1st (2015)

Enjoy a week of group ngondro or werma practice with your Vajrayana sisters and brothers and fulfill some of your group practice requirements. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Winter Weekthun Retreat - ENTIRE WEEK

with Alice Dan & Mr. Jon Feller

December 26th—January 1st (2015)

A week long meditation retreat at the Shambhala Center in the West Loop will allow you to gently work with your mind and open your heart as you deepen your meditation practice. Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Shambhala Vajrayana Werma Retreat

December 26th—January 2nd (2015)

A retreat for advanced practitioners in the Shambhala Buddhist path. In the winter Wisconsin wonderful-land Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Yoga at Shambhala

December 28th—March 8th (2015)

Yoga At Shambhala is an opportunity to experience the interconnection of body, breath and sitting. This series of yoga classes, taught by professional yoga instructors, is open to all experience levels - novice to veteran. Chair yoga is available. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

New Year's Eve Gathering: Meditation, Fire Ceremony, Potluck, Celebration!

December 31st

Join us to welcome the New Year!! Let go of the old and welcome the new. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

New Year's Eve Celebration

December 31st

Ring in the New Year with your Shambhala Friends and all who are interested in creating enlightened society. with ! Meditation starts at 7 in the main shrine room. At 9 a party with music, food, drink, ping pong begins downstairs. Continue »