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The Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers 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.

New to Shambhala?

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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society. Learn more.

Weekly Open House

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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. Meditation instruction is also offered to beginners. Learn more.

Upcoming Madison Programs

Meditation In Everyday Life - Daytime

with Miriam Hall

September 19th—October 17th

For those who want to learn more about meditation and how it can enrich our daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Blessie Hornilla

September 22nd—September 23rd

Friday evening and Saturday introductory workshop Based on the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in his book Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, the retreat provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice and emphasi Continue »

Harvest of Peace 2017

September 24th

Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the Autumn Equinox, is an opportunity for the local community to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the richness of our local cultures and heritage. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

September 24th

Open to All. The monthly Shambhala Sadhana is a time to gather as a community throughout Shambhala. Continue »

Meditation In Everyday Life - Evening

with Bob Gillespie

September 26th—October 24th

For those interested in beginning a meditation practice or just curious about meditation and how it can enrich our lives. Continue »

Upcoming Great Lakes Regional Programs

Shambhala Center of Lexington

The Hinayana Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa: The Path of Individual Liberation

with Judy Lief & Mary Sehlinger

August 31st—October 26th

Mary Sehlinger will be moderating this series of introductory programs by Judy Lief. After registering, Mary will contact you about the class location. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Meditation in Everyday Life (MIEL)

with Celia Kahle & Phong Nguyen

September 4th—October 2nd

This introductory course teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas

September 5th—October 3rd

This five-week evening course mixes meditation with the vastness of space beyond concept. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Shambhala Sadhana

September 6th—August 26th (2018)

All are welcome: A monthly community practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

White Awake - Webinar Series

September 10th—October 1st

This webinar series comes from White Awake, a Buddhist organization committed to anti-racist training for people who self-identify as white. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

September 12th—October 10th

This five-week course provides students with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Barbara Wolkowitz & William O'Brien

September 14th—October 12th

Open to all. This 5-week course provides a further exploration of mindfulness meditation, along with foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Meditation In Everyday Life - Daytime

with Miriam Hall

September 19th—October 17th

For those who want to learn more about meditation and how it can enrich our daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 20th

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Contentment in Everyday Life

September 20th—October 18th

Mindful appreciation and gentleness to oneself. Foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Practice

September 20th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra practice is the centerpiece of monthly community gatherings on, or near, each new moon. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Janet Hasz & Micah Krohn

September 21st—October 19th

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 »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Thursday Evening Dharma Talks

with Acharya Adam Lobel

September 21st

Most Thursdays, Acharya Adam Lobel will present dharma talks on themes such as meditation, social-ecological engagement, Buddhist philosophy, and the Shambhala teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

New Meditators Group

September 22nd

Looking to connect with other meditators? Join us for New Meditators Group on Friday evening, September 22. We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Blessie Hornilla

September 22nd—September 23rd

Friday evening and Saturday introductory workshop Based on the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in his book Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, the retreat provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice and emphasi Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Group of WNY Southtowns

Friday Night at the Movies

September 22nd

Friday Night at the Movies Showing: The Last Word Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 23rd

You Are Invited to a Harvest of Peace Celebration Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Harvest of Peace

September 23rd

Harvest of Peace -- with this year's address by the Sakyong Wangmo. Continue »

Akron-Canton Shambhala

Harvest of Peace

September 23rd

Harvest of Peace celebrates the spirit of generosity, and sharing the bounty of the seasons together as a society Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace

September 23rd

On Saturday, September 23rd, we will celebrate our annual Nyida day of Harvest of Peace. Come celebrate with us! Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

HARVEST OF PEACE CELEBRATION & POTLUCK

September 23rd

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. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Harvest of Peace 2017

September 24th

Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the Autumn Equinox, is an opportunity for the local community to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the richness of our local cultures and heritage. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 24th

This is our Fall Nyida Day, one of the quarterly Shambhala observations to mark the seasons and gather together socially. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Sacred Community

with Acharya Adam Lobel

September 24th

This Sacred Community program replaces the Sacred Path series. This Sunday 9/24 program is the initial session. Continue »