Weekly Public Meditation

Our center provides weekly ongoing offerings free to the public (donations are appreciated).  All are welcome.

Open House

NOTE:  Our weekly open house gatherings are on summer hiatus.  They will resume in September, in person.  Meditation instruction is available by appointment.  Arrange a meeting with a meditation instructor, either in person or virtually.  There is no charge.  To schedule, or if you would like more information, email Center Director, Lora Wiggins.

When: Every Thursday evening, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Currently, ONLINE, via Zoom
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Meditation instruction is provided.

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. Meditating in a supportive group setting and sharing one’s insights and experience with fellow practitioners are a great way to apply meditative principles in daily life. Bring your friends!

Weekly Public Meditation

Sunday Morning: 10:00am – 11:30am

Sunday Group Meditation, talk and discussion at our newly reopened center!

Mark Blumenfeld will lead a two hour meditation session every Sunday from 10:00 to noon, at our center, starting July 11.

We will start with guided meditation, and the schedule will include walking meditation.  Shastri Blumenfeld will give a short talk at 11:30, followed by discussion.

Please join us for part or all of the morning.

If you are interested in arranging to receive individual meditation instruction during this time, please email Lora at [email protected]  


We will follow Dane County public health guidelines.  Masks are voluntary for those who are fully vaccinated and required for those who are not.


Thursday Evening: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Join via Zoom on Thursdays:



Cancellations and rescheduling will be announced as needed on the home page.
If you’re unsure where to find us, directions to our Shambhala Center are located here.


Compassion practice is daring. It involves learning to relax and allow ourselves to move gently toward what scares us. The trick to doing this is to stay with emotional distress without tightening into aversion, to let fear soften us rather than harden into resistance.

–Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times.