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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 »

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana

October 30th

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 »

Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

November 10th—December 8th

Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: This course asks the question, "How can I help?" and explores our aspiration to help our world, how we relate with others, and how real social transformation could occur. Continue »

Upcoming Great Lakes Regional Programs

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Sadhana Feast

November 8th—March 14th (2015)

Closed practice open to advanced practitioners only Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Werma Feast

December 14th—February 15th (2015)

Closed practice open to advanced practitioners only. 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

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 Chicago

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Alice Dan & Gretchen Neve

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 »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Dr. Marian Judith Broadus

October 8th—October 25th - Date cancelled

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 »

Shambhala Chicago

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & John Harding

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 »

Madison Shambhala Center

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 »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Awake In The World - A Free Online Event

October 19th—October 24th

Open to all, Awake in the World is a free, six-day online event presented by Shambhala Mountain Center. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Awake & Aware

with Acharya Adam Lobel

October 20th

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

Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

October 20th—November 24th

This program focuses on relationship and society. It is an exploration of the nature of society and what it might mean to help our world with teachings in bodhichitta, communication, virtue and how society arises as an expression of interconnectedness. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 22nd—November 19th

Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. In meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Difficult emotions and life challenges can be met with gentleness and mindfulnes Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Group of WNY Southtowns

Meditation in Everyday Life Course

with Craig Zink & Jean Marie Gunner

October 22nd—November 19th - Date cancelled

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 23rd

All are welcome to this Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Fall Retreat - a Shambhala Buddhist Week-long meditation

October 24th—October 31st

Cultivate peace for the coming year; take a week of silent retreat in the fall landscape of Wisconsin to nurture your mind and spirit. Everyone welcome! Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Fall Retreat - a Shambhala Buddhist meditation retreat

October 24th—October 26th

Cultivate peace for the coming year; take a weekend of silent retreat in the fall landscape of Wisconsin to nurture your mind and spirit. Everyone welcome! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Deborah Zarate

October 24th—October 25th

Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness—rather than confusion—is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as human beings. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

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 »

Buffalo Shambhala Meditation Group

Learn to Meditate - Fall 2014

with Steven Clookey & Jose Rodriguez

October 25th

Learn to Meditate is taught by a pair of our highly trained and qualified instructors, this half-day (3 hour) program suitable for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. Continue »

Akron Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Feast

October 25th

For those who have received the Shambhala Sadhana transmission. Continue »