Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Center of Madison

Sadhana of Mahamudra - ONLINE

with Lora Wiggins

January 30th—February 26th (2022)

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

Shambhala Center of Madison

Sunday Sitting - Summer Series

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

July 11th—September 26th

Please join us for meditation and dharma talk. All are welcome! We will follow Dane County Health guidelines - masks are voluntary for those who are fully vaccinated, and are required for those who are not. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

August 25th—October 13th

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 Minneapolis

Discussions on Death & Dying

with Prof Sue Stephens

September 15th—October 20th

Explore a Buddhist view of death and dying and how we can work with that in our life and preparation for death and dying. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Ikebana Sogetsu

September 18th—October 9th

The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement - Ikebana Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

September 19th—October 24th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Heart of Recovery®

September 19th—October 24th

The Heart of Recovery® is a group meeting at the Shambhala Center focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to sobriety. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Queer Dharma

September 19th—October 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—December 19th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

September 21st—October 26th

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

Learn to Meditate (HYBRID)

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Peter McLaughlin

September 25th

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 Chicago

Be, Awake, Create: An Introduction to Shambhala Art

with Rebekah Younger

September 27th

Enhance your awareness using the creative process and meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Meditation in Everyday Life - Online Wednesday night classes and optional in-person Sunday morning practice sessions

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Margaret Turnbull

September 29th—October 27th

Learn how to meditate or deepen the meditation practice that you already have. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shinrin-Yoku - Forest Bathing Walk

with Alison Paul

October 2nd

Join us for a short Forest Bathing walk at nearby Burnham Wildlife Corridor. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesday: The Blessing in the Bummer--How Disappointment Can Help Wake Us Up

with Dr. Tobias Kaemmerer

October 5th

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche once described disappointment as “the chariot to enlightenment” – high praise for a generally unwanted, frequently avoided feeling! Let’s examine this provocative statement through the lens of core Buddhist teachings and explore Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Stroke of Ashe Group Practice

with Shastri David Stone

October 6th—November 4th

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

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

The Shambhala Dignities: Meek and Perky (Online)

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Fred Schwieg

October 8th—October 10th

Explore the sacred qualities, Meek and Perky, of the awakened warrior... Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Coming to Your Senses - One-Day Workshop in Mindful Creativity

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

October 9th

Coming to Our Senses explores the fertile ground of connecting to our sense perceptions and meditative mind for creative expression. In person only. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Continuing to Train the Mind: Practicing with Obstacles (and Everything!) in Your Life

with Steven Shippee

October 13th—November 17th

This class is a further investigation of the mahayana path of training the mind, using the Seven Point Mind Training of Atisha. It is especially for those who have already had some experience with mind training. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Contemplative Photography: Picture of Mind

with Larry Wolf

October 14th

This six-week workshop explores the making and viewing of photographs as an expression of inner vision. On Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Ann Tyndall

October 16th—October 17th

Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Beginners are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

When Bad Lands: The Hard & Brilliant Path of Waking Up to the World As-It-Is

with Alan Anderson

October 16th

Spiritual practice doesn't mean improving ourselves, it means facing ourselves. This class is presented by Alan Anderson based on his book, "When Bad Lands: How Not to Numb Out, Freak Out, or Bottom Out--Buddhist Style“ In person & zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Igniting the Heart: Awakening Compassion to Transform Your World

October 17th—November 21st

An angry mind sees an angry world. Using the Buddhist teachings on the six realms of existence, these video talks given by Pema Chödrön teach us how to work skillfully with strong emotions. In person. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior

with Tom Mccann

October 17th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Art of Being Human

with Shastri David Stone

October 22nd—October 23rd

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. Free Fri eve talk. In person & zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 10/24

with Tom Mccann

October 24th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meditation in Everyday Life

October 30th

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 and Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Who Am I?

with Shastri David Stone

November 1st—November 22nd

Join us throughout November as we explore together the fundamental questions of what it means to be human and to be an individual self – Who Am I? On Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

with Steven Anderson

November 6th

Introductory course, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meditation as a Therapeutic Tool: A Program for Psychotherapists

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Dr. Timothy Pedigo

November 13th

Discover how a meditation practice can affect you personally, your relationship with clients, and the healing process. CEU credits awarded. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 11/14

with Tom Mccann

November 14th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Monthyly Nyinthun - full day meditation retreat

November 20th

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 bi-monthly, 9-5 nyinthüns. These full-day practice sessions are oriented toward, but not restricted to, exp Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training 4: Awakened Heart - offered by Shambhalaonline

with Acharya Mathias Pongracz

November 26th—November 28th

Opportunity to participate in Level IV, Awakened Heart, offered through Shambhalaonline. Prerequisite: Level III, Warrior in the World. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 11/28

with Tom Mccann

November 28th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 12/5

with Tom Mccann

December 5th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 12/12

with Tom Mccann

December 12th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Monthyly Nyinthun - full day meditation retreat

December 19th

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 bi-monthly, 9-5 nyinthüns. These full-day practice sessions are oriented toward, but not restricted to, exp Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/2/22

with Tom Mccann

January 2nd (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/9

with Tom Mccann

January 9th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training, Level 5: Open Sky - Offered by Shambhala Online

with Gaylon Ferguson

January 14th—January 16th (2022)

Level V: Open Sky is offered by Shambhalaonline.com. Prerequisite: Level IV, Awakened Heart Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/16

with Tom Mccann

January 16th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/23

with Tom Mccann

January 23rd (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/30

with Tom Mccann

January 30th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 2/6

with Tom Mccann

February 6th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »