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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 »

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 »

Harvest of Peace

September 21st

9:00 am to 1:00 pm: Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for local communities to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local cultures and heritage. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Kathy Faas

September 22nd—October 20th

Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: This is the first course in our core program, the Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. 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 »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Closing Chants: Joining our Practice with Life

with Fred Schwieg

August 19th

We will discuss the four closing chants from the standpoint of the contents and how we can use them as part of our group and personal practice. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Closing Chants: Joining our Practice with Life

with Fred Schwieg

August 20th

We will discuss the four closing chants from the standpoint of the contents and how we can use them as part of our group and personal practice. Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Land Stewardship (work/practice) Weekend Retreat

August 23rd—August 24th

Dedicated time to practice meditation and land stewardship on the beautiful acreage adjoining the Kettle Moraine State Park Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Joy In Everyday Life

with Dr. Marian Judith Broadus

August 23rd—August 24th

Joy in Everyday Life will illuminate the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. These teachings help us to cultivate the noble heart of compassion and provide a strong introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

Introduction to Dorje Kasung

with Sarah Osborne

August 24th

All Shambhala Center Members are invited to join us for a discussion that explores the Pillar of Protection, its pivotal teaching of “Victory Over War”, some of the practice forms used, and how we provide service to the Shambhala community Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

SANGHA POTLUCK

August 24th

Sangha Potluck Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2-5pm The potlucks are an ideal opportunity for Shambhalians to develop community by enjoying each other’s company in a relaxed setting with no program. Please register. 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 »

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 »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Council Meeting

September 2nd

The date of this meeting is subject to change. All members are welcome to attend and observe this meeting. 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 »