Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

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 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 Minneapolis

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

May 12th—July 14th

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

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Shelley Heinz & Mary Jo Gatton

May 13th—June 3rd

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Gatekeeper and Umdze Training

with Steven Anderson

May 25th

Learn the roles and forms of Gatekeeper and Umdze to help support Sunday Sitting and other programs. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Weekthun: Four Dignities and Four Foundations

with Acharya Richard John

May 26th—June 1st

This 7-day meditation retreat is open to practitioners at all levels, from very new practitioners to experienced tantrikas. The two primary teachings, the Four Dignities and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness will set the tone and provide specific instru Continue »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

Spring Nyinthun

May 26th

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group Presents: Spring Nyinthun Day-long meditation 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

Learn to Meditate

with Alice Dan

June 1st

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

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 1st

All are welcome to this monthly Vajrayana practice. Please join us! 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 Milwaukee

Learn to Meditate with Kindness

with Steven Shippee

June 8th

Please join us for this interactive workshop and introduction to the basics of meditation, including practical ways to integrate meditation into your life. The heart of meditation remains an oral tradition and individual, personal instruction is important Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Square One Saturdays Art Salon

June 15th

An informal gathering to share our creations in any media, discuss contemplative art practices and learn more about the Shambhala Art teachings. A video of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche demonstrating object and flower arranging will be shown. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana practice

June 16th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas & Susan Engel

June 18th—July 16th

This five-week evening course mixes meditation with the vastness of space beyond concept. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Ronald Wilcox

June 22nd—July 20th

Join us for meditation instruction, discussion, Q&A, and the benefits of learning to calm the mind and rest in the present. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Midsummer's Day: A Celebration of Summer!

June 22nd

This festival recognizes the joy and brilliance of the summer solstice. We celebrate with games, feasting and community. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

with Barbara Wolkowitz

June 29th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Educator gathering with Shastris

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri David Stone

June 30th

A gathering for teachers, meditation instructors, guides, and leaders 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable

with Barbara Wolkowitz

July 12th—July 14th

These fruitional dignities refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior who is no longer afraid of making mistakes. Completion of the Meek & Perky program is required for this weekend intensive course. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Learn to Meditate with Humor and Joy

with Alan Anderson

July 13th

So, you heard all the hype on meditation—that it would bring you stress relief, peace, and all that—-but it seems to be more of a struggle than a joy. That’s because meditation isn’t just about discipline and technique; the secret ingredient is humor. Ple Continue »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara Retreat Day

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

July 14th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Cultivating Embodied Living

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

July 20th

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 »

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 »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Urban Weekthun

with Shastri Trinley Busby

August 3rd—August 9th

A one-week group meditation retreat led by a senior teacher; theme of the four reminders. 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 »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

with Larry Wolf

August 3rd

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

Shambhala Chicago

Taoist Qigong Level 3

with Shastri David Stone

August 10th—August 11th

Open to current students of Taoist Qigong who have completed Level 2. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

September 7th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Taoist Qigong Level 4

with Shastri David Stone

October 5th—October 6th

Open to current students of Taoist Qigong who have completed Level 3. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

October 5th

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 »