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Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Community Gathering: Opening the Circle

August 28th—July 30th

Lexington Shambhala Community Gathering: Opening the Circle Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Compassion practices for Caregivers - first Sundays

with Rebecca McAllister

January 3rd—August 1st

Gather online for engaging in compassion practices for those in caregiver roles Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Shambhala Sadhana practice

with Leslie Shippee

February 3rd—December 1st

Join us for the chanting and contemplation of The Shambhala Sadhana, one of the central practices of the Shambhala community.  It is focused upon the teachings of basic goodness, or indestructible sanity, of oneself, other, and human society Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesdays: The Hidden Genius of Meditation

with Alan Anderson

April 20th—June 15th

From the outside, meditation seems to be about being detached and trying to focus on the breath; but the training is far more brilliant and engaged than that. Join us on Zoom for this 3-part series. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Contemplative Photography

with Larry Wolf

May 8th—June 19th

This seven-week workshop explores the making and viewing of photographs as a contemplative activity. It’s a mashup of classic teachings on mindfulness and photography plus the explosion of photos in the modern world. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

The Cultivation of Insight: The Union of Shamatha and Vipashyana Meditation

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

May 25th—June 22nd

This course looks at the play of mindfulness and awareness in our meditation practice, and offers a variety of approaches to deepen our capacity to rest in the moment and open to our direct experience. This is a class for both new and experienced me Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Queer Dharma

May 30th—July 4th

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

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

June 1st—July 6th

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 ONLINE

with Alice Dan

June 6th—July 18th

Weekly group meditation session with guided instruction and discussions and breaks for movement Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Heart of Recovery

June 6th—July 11th

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 Center of Lexington

THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEACE: An Introduction to the Basic Teachings of the Buddha

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

June 7th—June 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

Offered in person at our center AND on Zoom, this four-week course includes recorded talks by Acharya Arawana Hayashi, readings, contemplations, and a open discussion forum. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra ONLINE

with Alice Dan

June 11th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Stroke of Ashe Group Practice

with Shastri David Stone

June 12th

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

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Barbara Wolkowitz

June 12th—June 13th

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

Intro to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

June 12th

Please join us for this free info session, Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

June 16th—August 4th

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 Chicago

Midsummer Day Gathering at the West Loop

June 26th

Join us for an informal community gathering and cookout on the West Loop Center's rooftop patio! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesdays: What is Meditation?

with Dr. Tobias Kaemmerer

June 29th

Join an experienced meditator for instruction and discussion of the profound and simple practice of meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

with Paul Libersher

July 10th

Introductory course, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Reconnect with Your Mind, Emotions, and Body --with Melissa Fray

July 10th—July 24th

Learn somatically intelligent movements which act to gently interrupt unconscious repetitive patterns/habits allowing the individual to change from within. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Half-Nyinthun, Full Kindness (In-Person)

with Shastri Christopher St. John

July 25th

An in-person mid-summer meditation refresh a half nynthun (a half day of practice) Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Half-Nyinthun, Full Kindness (Online)

with Shastri Christopher St. John

July 25th

An online mid-summer meditation refresh a half nynthun (a half day of practice) Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Nyinthun

with Wanda Davies

August 22nd

Join us for a full day of sitting and walking meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Ikebana Sogetsu

September 18th—October 9th

The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement - Ikebana 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 »