Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Chicago

What the Buddha Taught Study Group ONLINE (Alternate Sundays)

with Barbara Wolkowitz

March 22nd—December 27th

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

The Power of an Open Question (ONLINE RECORDING)

with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

April 22nd—September 22nd

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? Video Recording of retreat with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. Continue »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

The Wisdom of Aging- Online Discussion Group

April 23rd—September 24th

The Wisdom of Aging- Online Discussion Group Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

COURSE 2 of Foundations for Freedom-The Hinayana. The Second Noble Truth: The Origin of Suffering. Part I – The Five Skandhas. (in Zoom)

June 30th—August 11th

COURSE 2 of Foundations for Freedom-The Hinayana. The Second Noble Truth: The Origin of Suffering. Part I – The Five Skandhas. This Shambhala Online class will be offered in Zoom for 7 consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7-9 pm, starting on June 30. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

July 5th—August 30th

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 »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Heart of Recovery - online

July 28th—September 29th

This weekly meditation and discussion group brings together Buddhist meditation practices with our individual paths of recovery from compulsive and addictive behaviors. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Hinayana:The Second Noble Truth *via Zoom*

with Ann Tyndall

July 28th—September 8th

Via Zoom. An exploration of the Hinayana Buddhist teachings through the lens of Shambhala teachings. 7 week class will meet Tuesdays 7-9 starting July 28. Generosity policy applies. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Contentment in Everyday Life Via Zoom

with Steven Anderson & Steven Anderson

August 5th—September 2nd - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (Online)

with Barbara Wolkowitz

August 8th

The Buddhist teachings offer detailed, practical guidance to understanding our own minds and our experience of the world. With a clearer understanding, we are able to live in the world with more discernment and compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Settling into the work: Examining whiteness from an embodied place

with K. T. Tierney

August 15th

In this afternoon session we will begin to settle into what it means to do racial justice work as white people and meditators. We will describe and explore some key concepts, have time for stillness, do contemplative practice, and have discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra ONLINE

with Alice Dan

August 16th

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

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Great Eastern Sun : Part 1 in Sacred Path Series

with Shastri Trinley Busby & Fred Schwieg

August 28th—August 30th

The first of the Sacred Path series of retreats Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human (Online)

with Shastri David Stone & Margaret James

August 29th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate ONLINE

September 5th

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

The Art of Politics with Jon Barbieri

September 5th

Join us for a discussion on how the Buddhist and Shambhala Path can be the basis for our engaging in the Art of Politics as we head towards the 2020 Presidential election-where it is time to simply and energetically, show up. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Ann Tyndall & Connie Brock

September 12th—September 13th

Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Beginners are welcome. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Harvest of Peace Potluck

September 19th

A potluck gathering to celebrate our bounty. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Small Group Sunday Sitting at the Center

September 20th

"You are sitting on the earth and you realize that this earth deserves you and you deserve this earth. You are there - fully, personally, genuinely." - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Development of Peace -- Basic Teachings of the Buddha - online

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi & Winnie Edgerton

September 21st—October 12th

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 »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

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

with Lance Brunner

October 2nd—October 4th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

October 7th—December 2nd

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is an eight-week course designed to teach participants how to improve the quality of their lives as they work with various types of stress. 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 »

Shambhala Chicago

Creating Benchmarks for Your Qigong Practice

with Eva Wong

May 1st—May 2nd (2021)

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 »