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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

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 & 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 Sadhana

September 25th

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Group Rental - Moonwise Herbs Wild Plant Food and Medicine in the Field and Forest

September 19th—September 20th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Art of Being Human (Shambhala Training Level I)

with Shastri Shelley Heinz & Gary Heinz

September 19th—September 21st

Weekend retreat: The Art of Being Human is a secular meditation program that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards oneself and our world. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

Harvest of Peace

September 20th

Our community equinox celebration, open to all. Events go from 8am to 8:30pm. Join us at any point of this celebration! Continue »

Akron Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 20th

Our annual Harvest of Peace Festival will feature group meditation, the Shambhala sadhana, food, a Miksang drala walk, and an international address from Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 20th

Harvest of Peace -- Our Annual Community Celebration of Shambhala Culture and Community Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace

September 20th

Help co-create the vision of a more peaceful and appreciative culture – a globally oriented Enlightened Society - at our annual Harvest of Peace Day Celebration. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

SHAMBHALA HARVEST OF PEACE & POTLUCK

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

September 20th

Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for local communities to gather, share food, and get to know each other better. We will also have the opportunity to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

NO open meditation Sunday September 21

September 21st

Join us at 9:00 am for our Harvest of Peace celebration Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace

September 21st

A day of celebration of our culture and heritage! Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Harvest of Peace

September 21st

At the Harvest of Peace, our community gets together to reflect, practice, and enjoy social activities. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Harvest of Peace - A Celebration of the Fall Equinox

September 21st

Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for Shambhala communities to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our culture and heritage. Practice will begin at 10:30 AM. Continue »