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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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Kathy Faas & Olivia Parry

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 »

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

October 3rd—October 5th

Friday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm: A regional final Way of Shambhala I retreat to complete the Heart of Warriorship and Everyday Life series. Open to everyone who has taken Open Sky and Wisdom in Everyday Life. Continue »

Essential Heart of Kasungship

with Marian Slaughter

October 14th—November 11th

Tuesday evenings 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Kasung are members of the Shambhala community devoted to extending their meditation practice to benefit others through action. This class introduces the "Protector Principle" and may be taken by the curious without com Continue »

Heart of Recovery

October 19th

The Heart of Recovery is a meditation and discussion group with the purpose of bringing together the practice of meditation, the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and the 12 Steps of recovery. Continue »

Way of Shambhala: The Art of Being Human (Level 1)

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

October 25th—October 26th

Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 8:30 am to 2:00 pm: In this 2 day workshop, students are introduced to the idea of basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment. The weekend includes meditation practice, 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 »

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 Minneapolis

Yoga at Shambhala

September 7th—October 12th

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 »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Shelley Heinz & Dr. Marian Judith Broadus

September 8th—October 6th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Way of Shambhala: Meditation in Everyday Life

September 9th—October 7th - Date cancelled

Deepen your practice and understanding of meditation with this five-week evening course that focuses on integrating meditation into day-to-day life. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

September 10th—October 8th

This five-week course provides students with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Kathy Faas & Olivia Parry

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 »

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 Meditation Center of Chicago

Sacred Path: Golden Key

with Shastri David Stone

October 2nd—October 5th

This program is based on a Shambhala text that works with our relationship to the material world and our sense perceptions. It teaches the practice of enriching presence the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within oneself and the natural world. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

October 3rd—October 5th

Friday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm: A regional final Way of Shambhala I retreat to complete the Heart of Warriorship and Everyday Life series. Open to everyone who has taken Open Sky and Wisdom in Everyday Life. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Dr. Joseph Fiala & Bob Crabtree

October 4th—October 5th

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 Chicago

Learn To Meditate

October 4th

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 »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Awake & Aware

with Acharya Adam Lobel

October 6th

This fall, from September 8 through December 15*, Acharya Adam Lobel will give talks on Monday evenings following meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

Meditation In Everyday Life

October 6th—November 3rd

Learn about peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and how meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through meditation, we can more fully become who we are. Continue »

Akron Shambhala Meditation Center

Public Talk by Acharya Lobel

October 7th

Special Talk by the Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Group of WNY Southtowns

Harvest of Peace/Shambhala Sadhana 2014

October 8th

The Harvest of Peace, held at the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for our entire community to gather together to practice, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. refreshments will be served as part of the Shambhala Sadhana practice.. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Dr. Marian Judith Broadus

October 8th—October 25th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 9th

Chögyam Trungpa, founder of the Shambhala centers, wrote a practice called the Sadhana of Mahamudra, which is chanted aloud in a group session on the full moon of each month. The Sadhana of Mahamudra is both a practice and a teaching. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

Wisdom in Everyday Life

October 9th—November 6th

The final class of the Way of Shambhala I is Wisdom in Everyday Life, where we study the unwavering warrior whose confidence is unconditional and playful. Here the practitioner is introduced to the Vajrayana teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Western Pennsylvania Educators for Awareness, Compassion, and Empathy (We-PEACE)

October 9th

Western Pennsylvania Educators for Awareness, Compassion, and Empathy (We-PEACE) is a new group forming to bring the transformational power of mindfulness to our educational systems. Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

(private) Group Rental

October 10th—October 12th

The Windhorse Retreat Center bioshelter has been reserved for a private group rental. The space is well-suited for meditation retreats, contemplative arts, and study. Continue »