Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part I: The Four Limitless Ones

February 24th—April 28th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Meditation in Everyday Life (MIEL)

with Linda Wolf & Phong Nguyen

March 25th—April 29th - Date postponed or cancelled

This introductory course teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga - Class Series

with Clare Norelle

April 1st—April 29th

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

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

April 15th—May 20th

This six-session recorded course explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. Is society som Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Roadmap to Awakenment

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

April 16th—May 15th

Do you experience confusion regarding how your life and practice fit into the big picture of the Buddhist path? Join us in Roadmap to Awakenment, the first in a series of Buddhist classes where we will dig into the details of the three vehicles while mai Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Aging in Enlightened Society: Session 4—Aging for Beginners

April 16th—May 28th

Aging doesn't begin at 65 years old, but is based on our perspective. What makes getting older so potentially difficult? How can we see old age as a new stage in life, a stage of renewal? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Meditation and Performance: A Collaboration with Next Act Theater.

April 17th—April 27th

Please join Center member and MSO musician Kirk Ferguson for a conversation and Q&A session with Next Act Theater Director David Cecsarini. Program package includes a ticket to the April 27 afternoon performance of How to Write a New Book for the Bible at Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Joy in Everyday Life

with Susan Engel

April 23rd—May 21st

In this course, we explore the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion toward others, and through these, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

April 24th—May 14th

This is the second class in the Introduction to the Mahayana Series Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Movie Night: Happy

April 26th

HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets beh Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography Level I

with Miriam Hall

April 27th—April 28th

Madison Shambhala invites you to this warm program in which you can use any device with a camera, so long as its digital, to perceive, photograph, and share in a community setting. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 3 - The Creative Process

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

April 27th—April 28th

Shambhala Art Part Three explores the creative process through the lens of the ancient Chinese principles of Heaven, Earth and Human, using calligraphy and object arranging. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Book Talk: Gesar of Ling: A Bardic Tale

with Dr. David Shapiro & Dr. Jane Hawes

April 29th

Drs. David Shapiro and Jane Hawes began a study group in their living room 40 years ago, which today is the Milwaukee Shambhala Center. Join us in welcoming them as they return to introduce their new collaboration: Gesar of Ling: A Bardic Tale. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

May 4th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part II: The Joyful Snow Lion and The Paramitas

May 5th—July 14th

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

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Deepening Compassion Part Two: the Paramitas

May 5th—July 14th

Register on our calendar page for this event to join in with the group continuing studies in compassion and mindfulness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Queer Dharma

May 7th

Centered on LGBTQIA+ persons and the queer community, Queer Dharma is a monthly open discussion of mindfulness practice and Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Four Stages of Investigating Whiteness & Racism

with Gabe Dayley & Jonathan Kirkendall

May 10th—May 12th

Explore our own social conditioning and cultivate tools to support confronting systemic racism and oppression in our society. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Birth of the Warrior (Shambhala Training Level II)

with James Drescher & Shastri Janice Glowski

May 10th—May 12th

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 Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Cultivating Embodied Living

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

May 11th

Wisdom traditions of guided exercises, contemplations, movement, trauma-informed neuroscience and Shambhala Buddhist teachings will support our journey toward experiencing the body-mind as whole rather than separate. By exploring the natural intelligence Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Greener Home-Made Cleaners Workshop

with Dani Wrobel

May 11th

Join the Shambhala Green Team at our "Greener Home-Made Cleaners" workshop to learn how to clean your home more safely using non-toxic, home-made cleaning products. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Radical Responsibility by Fleet Maul

May 11th

Radical Responsibility - the May online book club choice of Shambhala Online Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Shelley Heinz & Mary Jo Gatton

May 13th—June 3rd

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Physicians Leadership Academy Alumni Retreat: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Janice Glowski

May 17th—May 18th

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

Shambhala Training Level II: The Warrior Awakes

with David Perrin

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 Center of Madison

Madison Shambhala Nyinthun - Practice Day

May 19th

A Nyinthun is a full-day group meditation practice, a chance to deepen one's own practice. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Taoist Qigong Levels 1 & 2

with Shastri David Stone

June 1st—June 2nd

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of QiGong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate and Yiquan schools, rarely transmitted in the west. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

June 1st

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

Shambhala Chicago

Be, Awake, Create Book Launch Party

with Rebekah Younger

June 1st

Book signing and reading by the author, Rebekah Younger. Her book is an interactive exploration of dharma art and creating. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Meditation in Everyday Life (MIEL)

with Betsy Loeb, Phong Nguyen, Linda Wolf

June 3rd—July 1st

This introductory course teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Fleet Maull

June 7th—June 9th

The culmination of the Heart of Warriorship path, this program is for students who havce completed Shambhala Training Level V. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Candlin Dobbs

June 7th—June 9th

This weekend program emphasizes developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies which allows us to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We engage the world directly, extending the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

July 6th

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

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Winnie Edgerton

July 26th—July 28th

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. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

August 3rd

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. 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 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 Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

November 2nd

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