Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

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 Madison

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga - Class Series

with Clare Norelle

June 17th—July 15th

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a gentle, respectful approach to healing from trauma. A five-week series for people recovering from complex trauma 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 Meditation Center of Milwaukee

The Most Important Job You'll Ever Have: An Open House Talk

with Toby Simpkins

June 18th

Have you ever been in a position of caring for the most vulnerable people in our world – the sick and dying? How do we do that without losing our own sanity? It’s a huge challenge. Let’s discuss. 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

Nyinthun/Daylong Meditation Retreat

June 23rd

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

Adventures in the Deep World: Contemplative Ecology and the Magic of Nature: An Open House Talk.

with Jeff Grygny

June 25th

Contemplative Ecology uses body/mind practices to cultivate our relationships with living nature. By opening our senses and giving our attention to things that we normally ignore, we can experience nature more clearly and profoundly. 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 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 Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

July 6th

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

Shambhala Chicago

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

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & William O'Brien

July 13th—August 3rd

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

Shambhala Chicago

[OFFSITE] White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

July 14th

Join the Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group for a White Tara practice day. This day-long retreat introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. 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 »

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 »

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: 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 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 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

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

December 22nd

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