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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 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 »

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 »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Dr. Joseph Fiala & Gary Heinz

November 5th—November 22nd

Wisdom is always present. Wisdom can be applied in everyday life to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything in life as part of the path. 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 Chicago

Birth of the Warrior (Level 2)

with Steven Shippee & Shastri Marita McLaughlin

November 21st—November 23rd

This is the 2nd course in the Shambhala Training series. 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. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Deborah Zarate & Bill Hebbert

November 22nd—November 23rd - Date cancelled

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Group Ngondro/Werma practice

November 22nd—November 23rd

Advanced practice restricted to students who have received the proper transmissions. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

SANGHA POTLUCK

November 22nd

Sangha Potluck Saturday, November 22, 2014, 2-5pm The potlucks are an ideal opportunity for Shambhalians to develop community by enjoying each other’s company in a relaxed setting with no program. Please register your intent to attend. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 22nd

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

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

NO open meditation Sunday November 23

November 23rd

Weekend retreat for senior students is taking place. Join us next week! Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Mindful Parenting Discussion Group

with Acharya Adam Lobel

November 24th

Parents are invited to join Acharya Adam Lobel on Mondays 4:45-6:15 p.m. for a discussion group devoted to the topic of Mindful Parenting. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Awake & Aware

with Acharya Adam Lobel

November 24th - Date cancelled

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

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 »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

NO Wednesday open meditation

November 26th

Wednesday location not available due to holiday 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 »