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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Council meeting

September 7th

Regular meeting of the Cleveland Shambhala leadership council 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 »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 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 Minneapolis

The Way of Shambhala: Meditation in Everyday Life

September 9th—October 7th

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 »