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Programs for US: Midwest Region

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Exploring Foundational Buddhist Teachings (Hybrid)

with Khenpo Gawang

October 14th—June 8th

A nine-month, in-depth, hybrid course on foundational Buddhist teachings with Khenpo Gawang Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

LGBTQIA2S+ Meditation Group

October 18th—June 19th

LGBTQIA2S+ Meditation Group at the Shambhala Center of Minneapolis Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Morning Meditation & Qigong | Online

with Alan Anderson

December 22nd—April 29th

Start each Monday and Friday with 30 minutes of Qigong and meditation practice. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open Meditation: Greenlight Your Practice | Hybrid (in person and online)

with Alan Anderson

January 3rd—May 1st

Join us Wednesday evenings for group meditation practice and coaching. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Café Shambhala |  Hybrid (in person and online)

January 6th—June 1st

For beginners, as well as continuing students, we invite you to join us Saturday mornings for meditation, reading, discussion, and social gathering. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Journey Without Goal via Zoom

March 31st—May 12th

This seven session course, led by experienced dharma teachers, features teaching videos of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche from Naropa University in the summer of 1974. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Being Buddhist: Exploring the Refuge Vow - via Zoom

with Gaylon Ferguson

April 6th—April 20th

In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulnes. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Aging as Spiritual Path: Online Book Club

with Alice Dan

April 11th—June 13th

"Old age is not for sissies!" But where do we get to share our experiences and find support to face our aging? Meditation offers a path to a healthy approach. Join our discussions on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Heart of Recovery®

April 14th—May 26th

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

As Things Fall Apart - Reconnecting Through Active Hope

with Kathleen Rude

April 20th—April 21st

Turn fear & despair into inspiration, resilience, and empowerment so that we can be enlivened to play our part in creating a sustainable, just & regenerative world for all beings. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra ONLINE

with Alice Dan

April 23rd—July 21st

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

Shambhala Center of Madison

Sadhana of Mahamudra - Online Only - Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM

with Lora Wiggins

April 23rd—June 21st

Next practice session is Monday, Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM online only via zoom Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas & Susan Engel

April 23rd—May 21st

This five-week evening course looks at how contentment is often hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Community Conversation!

April 28th

As part of a process to re-envision and strengthen Shambhala Chicago, this gathering will continue the conversation started by the recent survey. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Collective Liberation Online Discussion Group

May 4th—July 6th

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 Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Education for Meditation Instructors Part 2

May 4th

Weekend 2 of a 3 weekend series is open to both current Meditation Instructors, and those exploring this path. It's a time to refresh past training, or learn what is involved in becoming an MI. Participate online, or join our local group at the center. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sowing Seeds of Peace: The Transformation of Anger - A Day Long Program

with Judith Simmer-Brown

May 5th

We are excited to host visiting senior teacher Judith Simmer-Brown for a one day program at the Shambhala Center on Sunday, May 5. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Hidden Treasure Teachings of Shambhala: On Bringing Gentleness, Magic and Bravery to Your Life

with Alan Anderson

May 11th

What is Shambhala? Is it Buddhism or not? Is it new? Is it old? The Shambhala teachings are some of the world’s highest spiritual teachings disguised in common, everyday language that says there is no difference between the spiritual path and how I live. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of The Warrior

with Barbara Wolkowitz

May 18th—May 19th

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 Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Already Awake: Seeing Our Buddha Nature | Hybrid (in person and online)

with John Rockwell

May 18th—May 19th

In this weekend retreat, we will explore the Buddha’s teachings on buddha nature and the fundamental truth that we are “already awake.” Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

with Craig Adams

June 1st

An half day introductory course in meditation, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level V - Open Sky

June 8th—June 9th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

CONFIDENCE: Holding Your Seat Through Life’s Eight Worldly Winds (Hybrid)

with Ethan Nichtern

June 27th

At this inspiring event based on his new book, author Ethan Nichtern will use the Buddhist concept of the Eight Worldly Winds to share how to find the confidence to navigate life’s challenges within our culture of polarization and constant change. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Weekthun: A Multi-Day Practice Intensive at the Shambhala Center

with Patrick Dallas

August 9th

Only when you can be extremely soft and pliable can you be extremely hard and strong. (Zen proverb) Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Alice Dan

August 10th—August 11th

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we begin to discover confidence and personal energy to go forwards on the journey. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Barbara Wolkowitz

August 24th—August 25th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Harvest of Peace - A Community Celebration of the Fall Equinox

September 22nd

Harvest of Peace - A Community Celebration of the Fall Equinox Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Qigong 3 - The Gourd and Cauldron: Chinese Medicine and Qigong

with David Stone

October 5th—October 6th

For those who have completed Qigong 1 and 2. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Fall Community Weekend with Janet Solyntjes

with Janet Solyntjes

October 19th—October 20th

Janet Solyntjes returns for our annual fall community weekend. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Children’s Day Community Celebration

December 15th

Children's Day - A Community Celebration of the Winter Solstice Continue »