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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: Birth of the Warrior (Level 2)

with Bill Hebbert

December 5th—December 7th

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 fearl Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana

December 18th

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 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 »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Contentment in Everyday Life (CIEL)

with Dr. Janice Glowski & Chaplain Hellen Newland

October 20th—December 1st

Monday evening course: This introductory class offers an exploration of mindfulness meditation, focused on incorporating gentleness and fearlessness into our lives. Open to the public. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Yoga at Shambhala

October 26th—December 14th

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Viki Adducci

November 4th—December 2nd

This five-week evening course looks at how contentment is often 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 »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

The Shambhala Center will be closed November 26 - 27, 2015.

November 26th—November 27th

Open Sitting and Heart of Recovery will not meet on Wednesday and Thursday of Thanksgiving week. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Thanksgiving Day Meditation & Pot Luck Dinner

November 27th

Celebrate Thanksgiving With Us! Everyone is welcome to our Thanksgiving Day event! On Thursday, November 27th, Shambhala Chicago will host sitting meditation from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meditation instruction will be available. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Life-Changing Magic of Community Tidying Up

with Mr. Jon Feller

November 28th

Celebrate the holiday by helping us turn the north side of the basement into a meeting and class space. Instead of shopping, have fun with Shambhala friends letting go of clutter and creating fresh new beginnings. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Nyinthun (open meditation)

November 30th

An extended meditation practice day Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindful Events: Staffing Shambhala Programs

with Mr. Jon Feller

November 30th

This practice teaches us to let go of our neurotic ideas of perfection and instead ride our natural ability to create brilliant and warm environments that invite all to touch into their genuine selves. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Awake & Aware

with Acharya Adam Lobel

December 1st

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

Akron Shambhala Meditation Center

Sacred Path: Meek and Perky

with Dr. Joseph Fiala

December 5th—December 7th

The Shambhala Sacred Path program, part of the Way of Shambhala II, introduces further practices of warriorship, that extend the basic meditation training. These practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

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

with Bill Hebbert

December 5th—December 7th

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 fearl Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

December 6th—December 7th

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 »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Chris Montone & Linda Montone

December 6th—December 7th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

with Viki Adducci

December 6th

Free learn-to-meditate program. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Basic Goodness III - What is Real?

with Shastri David Stone

December 6th—December 7th

The third course asks the question, “What is Real?” and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. It emphasizes some of the core Buddhist teachings, such as impermanence, the process of perception, the "mind," and emptiness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sahmbhala Sadhana Event with online talk by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

with Patrick Dallas

December 6th

Group practice of the Shambhala Sadhana, connecting to a live online talk on the practice by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana: Live with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

December 6th

From a weekend intensive practice in Halifax, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will teach on the Shambhala Sadhana for the benefit of the worldwide sangha. Continue »