Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Chicago

The Joy of Letting Go with Ani Pema Chodron

September 16th—November 30th

A new online video course from Shambhala Publications, “The Joy of Letting Go,” is led by Acharya Pema Chodron, beloved Shambhala teacher, author, and Buddhist nun. Release fear, dissolve expectations, and embrace an open-hearted life. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Barbara Cromer, Ann Palomo, Melissa Van

October 3rd—October 31st

Meditation in Daily Life provides an opportunity to deepen the experience and understanding of meditation for new students. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Stepping Into Radical Responsibility

with Alan Anderson

October 5th—November 16th

View Acharya and author Fleet Maull videos and discuss his new book on turning your meditation practice into a life-changing force. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend

with Grace Jessen

October 10th—November 7th

In this class we will be studying Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend. Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend is a fundamental Mahayana text. Nagarjuna answers a king who wanted to know how to live a dharmic life with all his responsibilities, but it is also addressed Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

A Fall Forum for Performers

with Kirk Ferguson

October 15th—December 10th

I’m a symphony musician and I get nervous. I'm also a meditator. Praise and blame, gain and loss…these are powerful forces we all work with. Join us in exploring how we can use meditation to work with these pitfalls. This group is for performers of all ki Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Tuesday Open House: Science and Buddhism, an Alan Watts Video Presentation

October 22nd

Alan Watts was an early popularizer of Buddhism in America. He said he wished to act as a bridge between the ancient and modern, between East and West and between culture and nature. He was a self-described "philosophical entertainer." This video, from Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

The Path of Transformation

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

October 23rd—November 13th

An Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Exploring the Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

October 26th

In this Buddhist program we will delve into teachings of The Sadhana of Mahamudra, a terma teaching of Trungpa Rinpoche. We will get a feeling for the structure of the sadhana and work with themes within it. This program introduces an important part of Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Playing with Mandalas: Art Workshop

with Thomas Baker & Mary Sehlinger

October 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

Shambhala Center of Madison

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga - Class Series

with Clare Norelle

October 28th—November 25th

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a gentle, respectful approach to healing from trauma. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

October 28th—December 2nd

In this course with Acharya John Rockwell, participants explore the ordinary magic of reality and learn about the progressive stages of discovering non-dual perception of the elements, and thus, the nature of mind. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Physicians Leadership Academy Alumni Retreat: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Janice Glowski

November 1st—November 2nd

The Art of Being Human is a secular meditation program that invites participants to explore fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards themselves, others, and the world. Open to Alumni of the Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA), Columbus, Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Taoist Qigong Level 5

with Eva Wong

November 2nd—November 3rd

In Level 5 you'll continue on the path of internal and external strengthening by learning the 3 remaining Wudang Shan Five Animal Forms and completing the Immortals Guide and Red Phoenix. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

November 2nd

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Making Friends with Yourself Retreat Full Week

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

November 2nd—November 9th

We will spend the week studying Pema Chodron's "Making Friends with Yourself" along with practices and contemplations. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Making Friends with Yourself: Weekend Only

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

November 2nd—November 3rd

Weekend Only - Making Friends with Yourself Retreat Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

with Thomas Adducci

November 2nd

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

Shambhala Center of Madison

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

The training will begin late afternoon on November 7 and end by 6:00 PM on November 11. This is a midwest regional training and takes place at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

Prepare yourself to support new practitioners on their paths. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

Prepare yourself to support new practitioners on their paths. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Fred Schwieg

November 9th—November 10th

This introductory level of the Path of Warriorship is open to beginners and those new to meditation! Discovering basic goodness in the world and ourselves is the seed of developing confidence, gentleness, and healing from difficult situations. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Learn to Meditate: Finding Stillness in a Busy World

with Sarah Osborne

November 9th

Please join us for this interactive workshop and introduction to the basics of meditation, including practical ways to integrate meditation into your life. The heart of meditation remains an oral tradition and individual, personal instruction is important Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana practice

November 12th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Warrior Awakes

with Larry Wolf & Dr. Timothy Pedigo

November 16th—November 17th

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 Chicago

Square One Saturdays Art Salon

November 16th

An informal gathering to share our creations in any media, discuss contemplative art practices and learn more about the Shambhala Art teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

November 24th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 2: Seeing Things as They Are

with Rebekah Younger

December 7th - Date postponed or cancelled

Shambhala Art Part 2: Seeing Things as They Are looks more closely at the process of perception and how our thinking influences our perceptions. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

December 7th

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

December 7th

Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses explores the fertile ground of connecting to our sense perceptions and meditative mind for creative expression. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

with Barbara Wolkowitz

December 8th

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 »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana practice

December 10th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

What can we rely on? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha

with Acharya Richard John

December 13th—December 15th

Weekend program on the Four Reliances and some Lojong slogans Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

with Shastri David Stone

December 22nd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

December 28th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Sacred Path: Golden Key

with Shastri David Stone

January 9th—January 12th (2020)

This program teaches the practice of enriching presence-- the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within oneself, phenomena, and the natural world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Lojong: Training the Mind on the Path of Enlightenment

with Steven Shippee

January 22nd—February 19th (2020)

The teachings on Lojong ("mind training") are pith instructions that contain all the essential points of Buddhist practice -- from working with karma to experiencing emptiness, and from cultivating compassion to transforming all of our troubles into occas Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

January 22nd (2020)

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Joy In Everyday Life (JIEL)

with Betsy Loeb, Phong Nguyen, Linda Wolf

February 3rd—March 2nd (2020)

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