Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Center of Madison

Sadhana of Mahamudra - ONLINE

with Lora Wiggins

January 30th—February 26th

Please join us for this online practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra. The text will be displayed on screen during practice. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Queer Dharma

September 19th—April 24th

Queer Dharma is a weekly meditation group where LGBTQIA+ people can form a non-judgmental community while deepening our meditation practices based on openness, curiosity, and gentleness. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra ONLINE

with Alice Dan

September 20th—March 18th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

October 12th—May 3rd

Looking for a virtual meditation group where you can drop in when you like or attend regularly and get to know other meditators? Instruction in meditation and mindfulness skills. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion In Person

October 17th—April 17th

Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion offered in person on first and third Sundays. Please come at 10 am to receive meditation instruction. NOT OPEN JAN 2 DUE TO WEATHER. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

October 17th—May 1st

Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Collective Liberation Online Discussion Group

November 6th—March 5th

It's time for a genuine quest for Collective Liberation. This is not a class but a participatory exploration of our own identities and how we veer away from what really is - our own and others' Basic Goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

In Person Tuesday Evening Meditation at the West Loop Shambhala Center

with Barbara Wolkowitz, Stephen Burns, Peter McLaughlin, Ted Ballou

November 16th—May 3rd

Join us for meditation in person at the Chicago Shambhala Center. Newcomers welcome and instruction given. Free. (Closed on Dec. 21 and Dec 28) Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Stroke of Ashe Group Practice

with Shastri David Stone

December 4th—March 2nd

A gathering of warriors who have received stroke practice transmission--will include guided practice and commentary. Please register to receive zoom link. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha (Six-Week Online Course)

January 2nd—February 6th

Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, based on archival talks in the summer of 1974 to an audience of new students. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha

with Wanda Davies

January 2nd—February 6th

Discover the Power of Meditation Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha

January 2nd—February 6th

Join us in person or online for this six-week class. Registration is through Shambhala Online (see details) Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online (8 WEEK PROGRAM)

with Ann Shillinglaw

January 19th—March 9th

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program is an 8-week course designed to help participants improve the quality of their lives as they work with various types of stress. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

LOJONG THREE: “The Disciplines and Guidelines for Fully Training the Mind”

with Steven Shippee

January 26th—February 23rd

If you’ve done either of the Lojong 1 or 2 classes, you know this third class will complete our treatment of Chekawa’s 7 Point Mind Training. Point 6 is the disciplines and Point 7 is the guidelines. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Nyinthun

January 29th

If you are looking for the kind of refreshment that might only arise from a full day of meditation practice, please join us for one or all of these monthly nyinthüns (day long retreat) held from 9:00-5:00 on the last Saturday of the month. These full-day Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meditation in Everyday Life - In Person

with Barbara Wolkowitz

January 29th

Are you finding it difficult to begin a meditation program or maintain a regular practice? This one-day workshop may help you develop friendship with your mind, skill in how to work with speed and difficulty, and a sense of humor. In person. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/30

with Tom Mccann

January 30th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate (IN-PERSON + ONLINE)

with Barbara Wolkowitz

February 5th

Have you been trying to start a meditation practice on your own or with an app? This program helps beginners overcome common obstacles and establish a consistent practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 2/6

with Tom Mccann

February 6th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate (Online)

with Barb Cromer

February 9th

Are you interested in learning about meditation or looking for a refresher? This ONLINE course is or you. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Dyathun - Weekend Meditation Retreat

February 12th—February 13th

A chance to deepen your practice via 2 days of sitting and walking meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human (In-person) RESCHEDULED FROM JAN 8-9)

February 12th—February 13th

This program captures the heart of Shambhala—the view that human beings are fundamentally good and awake and that this capacity can be cultivated and strengthened through meditation, reflection and personal conduct. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter Half Nyinthun (Online)

with Shastri Christopher St. John

February 13th

An online winter meditation refresh - a half nyinthun (a half day of practice) Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Birth of a Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II (Hybrid)

March 12th—March 13th

This second weekend of the Way of Shambhala series intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, enabling participants to work with obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Open Heart, Vajra Mind ONLINE

with Ann Tyndall

March 16th—May 4th

An Overview of Vajra Buddhism Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior HYBRID format

with Ann Tyndall

March 18th—March 20th

This weekend program focuses on deepening the meditation practice through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Either online or in person. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Vesak Day

June 14th

Vesak Day or Saga Dawa Düchen in Tibetan is an annual holiday to celebrate the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. All buddhists are welcome to join this special day Continue »