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—November 12th

The Wisdom of Aging- Online Discussion Group Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

July 5th—December 27th

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 Center of Lexington

Community Gathering: Opening the Circle

August 28th—September 25th

Lexington Shambhala Community Gathering: Opening the Circle Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Hinayana Course 3 on Zoom

September 6th—October 20th

This continuation of Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana will begin with a live feed on Zoom (time to be announced). Recorded sessions will continue on Tuesday nights. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Qigong: Breathing, Meditation and Movement for Your Immune System

September 10th—October 15th

This Zoom class will be led by Jim Concotelli. See the full program description for information on how to register. 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Mixing One's Mind with Lineage Mind

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

September 30th—October 28th

This five-session class presents the Sakyong's teachings on guru yoga practice and a detailed commentary on Dharmaraju Guru Yoga with guided practice. For vajrayana students only. 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 »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

A Special Introduction to Shambhala w/ Shastri Janet Bronstein

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

October 3rd

An Introduction to the Shambhala Global Community and Practices Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz

October 3rd

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 »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Online Foundations for Freedom -The Hinayana - Part 2

October 4th—November 1st

Course two in the series will provide an in-depth exploration of the fundamental teaching of the Five Skandhas. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Contentment in Everyday Life Via Zoom

with Steven Anderson & Steven Anderson

October 6th—November 10th

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

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 »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Simplified Tai Chi class on Zoom

October 7th—November 11th

Join Jim Concotelli on Zoom for a six-week tai chi program. If you cannot attend a class, Jim will mail the link to the recording. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Chicago Shambhala Governing Council Meeting online

October 8th

Shambhala Chicago Governing Council meetings are open to members of the Chicago Shambhala Center. We welcome your presence! Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Radical Responsibility: An Online Program

October 10th—October 11th

This online weekend training is an in-depth meditation and experiential workshop open to all. Radical Responsibility is about owning our circumstances and choices. Program will be offered on Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Viki Adducci & Connie Brock

November 6th—November 7th

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

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 »