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Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part III - Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhichitta

July 28th—October 6th

A Year of Deepening in Compassion: A four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

The Wisdom of Emotions

with Lisa Cappelli & Tuyet Cullen

August 28th—September 25th

New five-week course where we will explore our relationship to our emotions and how they impact our lives and our interactions with others. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

The Dakini: Feminine Principle, Wisdom Principle, Sky Dancer

September 8th—September 22nd

Interested in the feminine principle in Buddhism? Curious about the dakini? Join Linda James and Lora Wiggins for a short, introductory study group to examine and discuss these powerful concepts. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas & Scott Kamilar

September 10th—October 8th

This course meets every Tuesday night for 5 weeks. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga - Class Series

with Clare Norelle

September 16th—October 14th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Contentment in Everyday Life (CIEL)

with Phong Nguyen, Linda Wolf, Betsy Loeb

September 16th—October 14th

This introductory class offers an exploration of mindfulness meditation, focused on incorporating gentleness and fearlessness into our lives. Open to the public. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Joy of Letting Go with Ani Pema Chodron

September 16th—November 18th

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

Shambhala Sadhana practice

September 17th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Gallery Hop: The Works of Kiptoo Tarus

September 20th

Local artist and wood sculptor, Kiptoo Tarus, will be our featured artist on this Hop. During the Hop, he will create a sculpture from a log, with his chain saw, in our parking lot. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Harvest of Peace

September 21st

The Harvest of Peace Nyida Day is our opportunity to focus on community, and to mark the changing of seasons as a sangha. We will celebrate with a pot luck gathering. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

What are You Harvesting this Fall? - A Harvest of Peace Community Gathering

September 21st

All are invited to join the Chicago community in a Harvest of Peace gathering for open conversation and good food to mark the changing of the seasons, at a time of challenge and uncertainty. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

September 22nd

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Entering the Stream: Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 27th—September 29th

A weekend retreat that will culminate in an offering of the Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Household Weekend (Adult)

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 27th—September 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

Introduces a powerful way to work with the challenge of integrating the Shambhala teachings and practices we are given with the mundane yet profound activities of our daily lives. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Household Weekend (Child)

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 27th—September 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Household Lung

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

Receive the lung for the Shambhala Household text written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 5 - Art in Everyday Life

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

September 28th—September 29th

This class explores using the four actions, Pacifying, Enriching, Magnetizing and Destroying to work with obstacles in the creative process and life. The program will end with a Feast of the Four Actions, graduation and offerings from participants that is 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 Columbus

Birth of the Warrior (Shambhala Training Level II)

with James Drescher & Shastri Janice Glowski

October 4th—October 6th

Weekend Retreat: Having experienced meditation practice and our own inherent 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

Taoist Qigong Level 4

with Shastri David Stone

October 5th—October 6th

Open to current students of Taoist Qigong who have completed Level 3. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

October 5th

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

Learn to Meditate

October 5th

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

October 6th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Community Meeting

October 6th

The Governance Council invites you to attend this community meeting. All community members are welcome to attend. 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 Chicago

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

October 12th

Join us for a White Tara practice day. This day-long retreat introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses

with Rebekah Younger

October 13th

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 Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Bill Hebbert

October 18th—October 20th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Compassionate Path of Embracing Vulnerability and Disappointment

with Acharya Melissa Moore

October 18th

This evening will experientially explore the potency of working with difficult emotions. How are we protecting our mind? How do we hold to the seed syllable of sanity we all innately possess? Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Level III - Warrior in the World

with Winnie Edgerton & Barbara Wolkowitz

October 18th—October 20th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

​​​Discovering the Potency of the Heart: ​ An Introduction to ​Karuna Training

with Acharya Melissa Moore & Miriam Hall

October 19th

​Karuna Training is a mindfulness and compassion-based training program that offers participants both ancient and modern methods, tools, and practices for communicating genuinely and skillfully with others. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Vajrayana Day with Acharya Melissa Moore

with Acharya Melissa Moore

October 20th

An invitation to Vajrayana Practitioners to gather together and practice. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Timekeepers Workshop

with Richard Rulong

October 20th

Do you want to become more involved in the Cleveland Shambhala community? Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Exploring the Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

October 26th—October 27th

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 »

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 Center of Lexington

Making Friends with Yourself Retreat

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 Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

November 2nd

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

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

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 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 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 Milwaukee

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

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 »

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. A video of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche demonstrating object and flower arranging will be shown. 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

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 »

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 Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

January 22nd (2020)

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