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Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Center of Madison

Tales of the Great Masters

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

March 10th—April 7th

This class is now offered ONLINE only. Stories from the buddhist wisdom tradition and how they apply to our meditation practice and daily life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas & Steven Anderson

March 18th—April 15th - Date postponed or cancelled

A five week introductory course. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

March 22nd—April 26th

Sitting Meditation Practice will begin with a brief opening chant, a short guided introduction to meditation, and 2 sessions with a break for movement. Discussion follows, questions welcome. Please register to receive the zoom link for participation. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

What the Buddha Taught Study Group ONLINE (Alternate Sundays)

with Barbara Wolkowitz

March 22nd—May 31st

This study group will read, study, and contemplate the 52 slogans that are part of the Mahayana teachings of Lojong, or Training the Mind. By training the mind, we mean that we reflect on our thoughts and behavior as a means of reversing our habitual tend Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Book Study Group: The Power of an Open Question ONLINE

with Shastri Marita Mclaughlin

April 2nd—April 16th

This book study group will focus on "The Power of an Open Question," by Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel. For some participants, this will be (non-required) preparation for the live online 1-day retreat with the author on Saturday, April 18. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara - A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Winnie Edgerton & Sarah Flint

April 6th—May 4th - Date postponed or cancelled

This five-week recorded course introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to witness t Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Community Gathering: Opening the Circle

April 10th

Lexington Shambhala Community Gathering: Opening the Circle Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Deepening Compassion in Zoom: The Skillful Dragon

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

April 12th—May 24th

This is the last section of the year long compassion course, taught by acharyas, which will explore the teachings on Lojong, Atisha’s famous mind-training slogans. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Awakened Heart - Wednesday evening class series

with Tuyet Cullen

April 15th—May 13th

This class is now offered ONLINE only. All are welcome to attend this class. Meditation instruction will be offered along with different practices in feeling our emotions and radiating out warmth to our community. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Power of an Open Question ONLINE

with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

April 18th

When we ask an open question, the mind becomes naturally curious and engaged, creating a fertile environment for learning, creativity, and clear discernment. In this chaotic time, can we stay open? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Ikebana Sogetsu

April 25th—July 18th

The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement - Ikebana Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Living in the In-Betweens State ONLINE

with Shastri Marita Mclaughlin & Shastri David Stone

April 25th—May 9th

While we face the fragility of life and the challenges of physical distancing, dealing with uncertainty, sickness, aging and death  become more apparent. The Buddhist tradition offers a wealth of practices, and contemplations to prepare us individually an Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Hinayana:The First Noble Truth

with Ann Tyndall

April 28th—June 2nd

An exploration of the Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana through the lens of the Shambhala teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Mary Sehlinger Program

with Mary Sehlinger

May 2nd—May 3rd - Date postponed or cancelled

Details to be determined Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Karma & the Six Realms:  A Buddhist Path to Sanity and Liberation

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

May 13th—June 10th

This five-week class explores the Buddhist teachings on selflessness and co-dependent origination including the Five Skandhas, the Twelve Nidanas and the 6 Realms of existence. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

"Awakened Heart - Level IV Meditation Training

with Barbara Wolkowitz

May 15th—May 17th

In this pivotal program, we allow our hearts to be touched without closing down, and from this place, we learn that our inner experience and our outer experience are not so different after all. Having further awakened our minds and hearts in "Birth of Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

A YEAR of HINAYANA, COURSE I - offered on Zoom

May 20th—June 24th

This program will be offered online using Zoom. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Windhorse : Part II of the Sacred Path Series

with Jonathan Kirkendall & Fred Schwieg

June 12th—June 14th

A weekend meditation and study programs designed to further deepen your experience of meditation and contemplation practice. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

“Open Sky” - Level V Meditation Training

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

July 10th—July 12th

Sharpening one’s awareness, one finds the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Trusting our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Development of Peace -- Basic Teachings of the Buddha

with Winnie Edgerton & Sarah Flint

July 20th—August 10th

The Buddha first taught the path of individual liberation. In the Four Noble Truths he taught the truth of suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path to contentment and freedom. He taught the meditation practice of mindful Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

August 14th—August 20th

An opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Way of Shambhala Path and train in working with students on that path. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

August 14th—August 20th

An intensive training to deepen your understanding of the Way of Shambhala Path and develop skills to work with students on that path. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

August 14th—August 20th

An opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Way of Shambhala Path and train in working with students on that path. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Creating Benchmarks for Your Qigong Practice

with Eva Wong

September 12th—September 13th

Having learned the basics of Qigong in levels 1-5, it is time to use them to fine tune your practice and increase awareness of your body’s physical abilities and vast energetic potential. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Harvest of Peace Potluck

September 19th

A potluck gathering to celebrate our bounty. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

“The Art of Being Human” - Level I Meditation Training

with Lance Brunner

October 2nd—October 4th

This path is open to anyone seeking to develop gentleness and strength through meditation. Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Drala : Part III of the Sacred Path Series

with Shastri Trinley Busby & Fred Schwieg

November 6th—November 8th

A weekend meditation and study programs designed to further deepen your experience of meditation and contemplation practice. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Ninthun - full day meditation retreat

November 7th

A full day of meditation practice with like minded people. Continue »