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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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

January 19th—February 16th

Mondays evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: This introductory class is open to beginners, while at the same time offers an opportunity for long-time practitioners to deepen their practice. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana

January 29th

5:30-6pm. 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 »

Shambhala Day

February 19th

Our community celebration of the new Year of the Wood Sheep Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Warrior in the World (Level 3)

with Deborah Zarate

February 20th—February 22nd

Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend that practice into everyday life situations without the barrier of the cocoon. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (2X)

February 26th

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 Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Yoga at Shambhala

December 28th—March 8th

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 Meditation Center of Columbus

Joy In Everyday Life (JIEL)

with Dr. Janice Glowski

January 5th—February 2nd

Monday evening course: Joy in Everyday Life delves into the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life (Eastside): a five week course

January 7th—February 4th

Open to the public, this is a foundational course in mindfulness and awareness meditation practice. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences, and the contentment that comes from knowing who you are. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy in Everyday Life

January 7th—February 4th

We need more than mindfulness and relaxation to go forward. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life (Lakewood): a five-week course

January 8th—February 5th

Open to the public, this is a foundational course in mindfulness and awareness meditation practice. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences, and the contentment that comes from knowing who you are. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

CONTENTMENT IN EVERYDAY LIFE (via SHAMBHALA ONLINE)

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

January 15th—March 14th

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

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

BASIC GOODNESS 1 - WHO AM I? (via SHAMBHALA ONLINE)

with Acharya Adam Lobel

January 15th—March 14th

In this 6-session course, Acharya Lobel leads participants on a journey of contemplative inquiry focused on the timeless question, "Who am I?" Course participants will learn Buddhist teachings on how our sense of self arises moment by moment to provide a Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

WISDOM IN EVERYDAY LIFE (via SHAMBHALA ONLINE)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

January 15th—March 14th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path and play with whatever arises. The chal Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Janet Hasz

January 15th—February 12th

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 »

Madison Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

January 19th—February 16th

Mondays evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: This introductory class is open to beginners, while at the same time offers an opportunity for long-time practitioners to deepen their practice. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meditation In Everyday Life - Sundays

with Larry Wolf & Jon Feller

January 25th—February 22nd

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Joseph Fiala & Craig Sargent

January 26th—February 23rd

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 Chicago

Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong

with Jennifer O'Hara

January 28th

We will be offering an on-going Qi Gong series at the Center, on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The fee for this is $20 for a single class, or $100 for a package of six classes (any six - these don't necessarily have to be six in a row). Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sadhana

January 29th

5:30-6pm. 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 »

Akron Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Melissa Van & Robert Carterette

January 29th—March 5th

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. This course builds on the discovery of basic g Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Marian Judith Broadus

January 30th—February 1st

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. This second weekend of the Way of Shambhala series intensifies the Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Dr. Rebecca McAllister

January 30th—February 1st

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of a Warrior

with Fred Schwieg

January 30th—February 1st

In the Level II weekend program, we focus on deepening the meditation practice through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Great Eastern Sun

with Thomas Adducci

January 31st—February 1st

This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. This level of training cultivates one's dignity and natural gifts, which helps us work with all situations. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Deborah Zarate

January 31st

Discovering basic goodness in the world and in ourselves Continue »

Southwest Michigan Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart

with Robert Walker

January 31st—February 1st

Taking head and shoulders and looking out, there is space - a gap - where communication can happen. Not being full of ourselves, we can go further with the principles of gentle and fearless warriorship in meditation and postmeditation, and communicate wit Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate in Edgewater

with Barbara Wolkowitz

January 31st

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 »