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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

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

August 11th—September 15th

Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Participants will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana

August 28th

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 »

Community Nyinthun (Day of Meditation Practice)

September 1st

An entire day devoted to meditation practice. Come and relax into peaceful abiding for the day, be there for yourself. Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Birth of the Warrior (Level 2)

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

September 12th—September 14th

Friday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm: This second weekend program in the Way of Shambhala Year One series deepens our practice of meditation and teaches us to recognize our habitual patterns and begin to discover fearles Continue »

Shambhala Vow Preparatory Class for Rigden Weekend

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

September 17th

One-time evening class in preparation for the upcoming Rigden program in October. Continue »

Upcoming Great Lakes Regional Programs

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 26th—October 9th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice written by Chögyam Trungpa, founder of Shambhala, which addresses overcoming obstacles and materialism in life. This practice is open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sogetsu Ikebana Lessons with Sensei, Mrs. Yoshie Babcock

August 2nd—November 1st

Sogetsu Ikebana Lessons with Sensei, Mrs. Yoshie Babcock are being offered at the Center. New and continuing students are invited. Classes are offered only as a series, not as one time only / drop in. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

August 11th—September 15th

Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Participants will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

August 18th—September 22nd

This is the 4th class in the Way of Shambhala Weeknight Series. Prerequisites Apply. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Acharya Adam Lobel

August 18th—September 29th

Monday evening course: The Basic Goodness series offers a sustained reflection on the meaning of basic goodness as it relates with our sense of self, others, and reality. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sadhana

August 28th

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 »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Shambhala Family Camp weekend

with Deborah Zarate

August 29th—August 31st

Second annual Family Camp weekend at the Windhorse Retreat Center. A great weekend to learn, play, and relax! Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Community night at Cleveland Museum of Art

August 29th

We're visiting the exhibit "Yoga, the Art of Transformation" Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Lance Brunner

August 30th—August 31st

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. We begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters and experience basic goodness, which can neither be created nor destroyed. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Introduction to Ikebana

with Jay Wohlen

August 30th

Ikebana is the contemplative practice of expressing gentleness and elegance through the art of simple flower arrangement. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Nyinthun

August 31st

An extended meditation practice day Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Community Nyinthun (Day of Meditation Practice)

September 1st

An entire day devoted to meditation practice. Come and relax into peaceful abiding for the day, be there for yourself. Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Solitary Retreat

September 1st—September 5th

The Windhorse Retreat Center has been reserved for solitary RETREAT, no visitors to Windhorse at this time please. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

Labor Day Potluck!

September 1st

Come and celebrate the Labor Day with your Shambhala Friends on our beautiful rooftop deck! This is a potluck where we will again be grilling out! Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Community service

September 2nd

We'll be helping at the Lakewood Community Services Center, 1412 Marlowe Ave, Lakewood, right next to high school Continue »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

Compassionate Abiding

with Alice Dan

September 2nd—September 30th

Alice Dan will be visiting from the Chicago Shambhala Center! Please join us, after open public sitting, while Alice leads us in discussion and related practices on Compassionate Abiding! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Deborah Zarate

September 3rd—October 1st

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of one’s life, revealing our innate stability, strength and clarity. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Dr. Marian Judith Broadus & Lance Brunner

September 3rd—October 1st

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our li Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong

with Jennifer O'Hara

September 4th—September 25th

Qigong is a restorative series of movements that anyone can do. Using deep belly breaths and gentle relaxation, meridians are opened allowing ki to flow, promoting body-mind synchronization and awareness. Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Mudra Space Awareness

with Shastri David Stone

September 5th—September 7th

Mudra Space Awareness is a mind/body transformation method developed for Western students by Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, renowned Tibetan Buddhist meditation master. Inspired by his training in Tibetan monastic dance, Mudra introduces intense physical and Continue »

Akron Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

September 5th—September 7th - Date cancelled

Prerequisite: Level IV Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Dr. Joseph Fiala

September 5th—September 7th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

Learn to Meditate

September 6th

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

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Gallery Hop Meeting

September 6th

If you engage in contemplative arts and are interested in helping present Gallery Hop exhibits next year, our sangha needs you! Continue »