Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

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 Center of Madison

Understanding Karma

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

June 25th—July 23rd

Introduction to Karma for meditators - what it is, isn't and why it matters Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Meditation in Everyday Life (MIEL)

with Betsy Loeb, Phong Nguyen, Linda Wolf

July 1st—July 29th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Walk Like a Buddha! - The Eightfold Path

with Dr. Rebecca McAllister

July 11th—August 8th

2600 years ago, the Buddha gave a map on how to walk the talk of a mindful, compassionate, ethical person. What does the journey on that path look like for you? What makes these teachings unique to Buddhism? Universal to all religions? Not a religion Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Contentment in Everyday Life: I'm Good Just As I Am

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & William O'Brien

July 13th—August 3rd - Date postponed or cancelled

Open to all. This 4-week course provides a further exploration of mindfulness meditation, along with foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana practice

July 16th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Gallery Hop: Essence of the White Swan

July 19th

Essence of the White Swan showcases the beauty, strength and grace of the black ballerina. Executed in vibrant paints and mixed media, this poignant new series by Lexington, KY artist Andrea Perry translates the power of the art of dance into a 2D format. Continue »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Environmental Film Screening - Paris to Pittsburgh

July 26th

All are Welcome! Shambhala Columbus will host a free public screening of the documentary environmental film "Paris to Pittsburgh". A discussion will follow the film. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

The Art of Connection: Skills for Creating a Vibrant Community

with Vincent Dummer & Marian Judith Broadus

July 29th—September 2nd

In this 6-week course, participants will learn the basic building blocks of creating healthy groups/communities in a gentle and open learning environment. Open to all; please register online. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Barbara Wolkowitz

July 31st

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

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Urban Weekthun

with Shastri Trinley Busby

August 3rd—August 9th

A one-week group meditation retreat: 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 Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Contentment In Everyday Life: I'm Good Just as I am!

with Jessica Bizub & Shastri Deborah Zarate

August 7th—September 4th

All are welcome as we focus on the fundamentals of meditation, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings and their application to bring contentment into our everyday lives.  Cultivating contentment means that difficult emotions and the life's challenges can be m 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

What the World Needs Now: A Buddhist Perspective

with Mary Sehlinger

August 17th—August 18th

Developing wisdom, courage, and compassion through taming what are known as the “three poisons” of passion, aggression and ignorance. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Square One Saturdays Art Salon

with Rebekah Younger

August 17th

This bi-monthly gathering is open to anyone interested in mindful creativity, no art or meditation experience necessary. The session includes some sitting practice, sharing personal creations in any media and discussion of the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

What The Buddha Taught ... and how it applies today: The Karmic Chain of Causality

with Shastri David Stone & Shastri Marita McLaughlin

August 24th

In this single day retreat, we will begin the exploration of Karma and the 12 Nidanas Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

The Wisdom of Emotions

with Lisa Cappelli & Tuyet Cullen

August 28th—September 25th

New five-week course where we will explore our relationship to our emotions and how they impact our lives and our interactions with others. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 4: The Power of Display

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

August 31st—September 1st

Styles of creative and personal expression are explored in this program using the mandala of the five elements, earth, water, fire, wind and space. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 31st

All are welcome to this monthly Vajrayana practice. Please join us! 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 Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas & Scott Kamilar

September 10th—October 8th

This course meets every Tuesday night for 5 weeks. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes & Susan Engel

September 13th—September 15th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Beginners are welcome to this introduction to the Shambhala path. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

This is our Fall Nyida Day, one of the quarterly Shambhala observations to mark the seasons and gather together socially. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

September 22nd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Household Lung

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 27th

Receive the lung for the Shambhala Household text written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Household Weekend (Child)

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 27th—September 28th

Introduces a powerful way to work with the challenge of integrating the Shambhala teachings and practices we are given with the mundane yet profound activities of our daily lives. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Household Weekend (Adult)

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 27th—September 28th

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 5 - Art in Everyday Life

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

September 28th—September 29th

This class explores using the four actions, Pacifying, Enriching, Magnetizing and Destroying to work with obstacles in the creative process and life. The program will end with a Feast of the Four Actions, graduation and offerings from participants that is Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

September 28th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

October 5th

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

The Compassionate Path of Embracing Vulnerability and Disappointment

with Acharya Melissa Moore

October 18th

This evening will experientially explore the potency of working with difficult emotions. How are we protecting our mind? How do we hold to the seed syllable of sanity we all innately possess? Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

​​​Discovering the Potency of the Heart: ​ An Introduction to ​Karuna Training

with Acharya Melissa Moore & Miriam Hall

October 19th

​Karuna Training is a mindfulness and compassion-based training program that offers participants both ancient and modern methods, tools, and practices for communicating genuinely and skillfully with others. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Vajrayana Day with Acharya Melissa Moore

with Acharya Melissa Moore

October 20th

An invitation to Vajrayana Practitioners to gather together and practice. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

October 27th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

November 2nd

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 Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

Prepare yourself to support new practitioners on their paths. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

The training will begin late afternoon on November 7 and end by 6:00 PM on November 11. This is a midwest regional training and takes place at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Guide Training Candidates

with Winnie Edgerton

November 7th—November 11th

APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 7-31-19. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

Prepare yourself to support new practitioners on their paths. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

November 24th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

December 7th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

with Shastri David Stone

December 22nd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

December 28th

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