“True happiness is always available to us, but first we have to create the environment for it to flourish.”
— Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche 

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee provides opportunities to learn how to meditate and live more mindfully. We also offer classes and programs for those who want to deepen their practice and study on the Shambhala Buddhist path. Finally, we’re here as a gathering place for all who aspire to a good human society; so that together we can make the vision of a sane and kind world … Enlightened Society, a reality in Milwaukee and beyond.



Shambhala Day February 19

Everyone in the Milwaukee Shambhala community is warmly invited to join us for our Shambhala Day celebration on Thursday, February 19.

Activities will include group practice of the Shambhala Sadhana (open to all this day only), a potluck brunch, and the Sakyong’s annual address to the International Community. A cheerful day is promised to all who attend (Click here for schedule).


Membership Aspiration Workshop Saturday, Feb. 21

All members of Shambhala are invited to the first annual international community reflection on our engagement with Shambhala, and with Shambhala principles in the world. Using the three questions from the Sakyong’s Letter of the Morning Sun we will contemplate our aspirations for the future, and offer our aspirations for the benefit of Shambhala and all of society.

11:00 am to 12:30 pm
12:30-1:00 pm Tea Break
1:00-1:30 pm New Member Welcome and Pin Lhasang Ceremony

International Address Replay – Saturday, February 21
1:30 pm  Tape replay of the Sakyong’s Annual Shambhala Day address to the international community


Tuesday Open House

Join us every Tuesday at 8pm for a FREE class on  Shambhala Buddhist teachings. These classes offer beginners and experienced meditators alike an introduction to Buddhism and Shambhala meditation practice and culture. They’re also a great place for connection and lively discussion. Bring your curiosity, questions and insights to share! Public sitting begins at 7pm followed by tea social at 7:45pm. Donation appreciated. See Tuesday open house class topics here.


Shambhala Gala Saturday, Feb. 21

Put on your most stylish clothing and join us for our annual New Year Celebration. This year we are celebrating with an elegant Italian potluck, games, festivities, and surprises. There is no cost for this event; but everyone is requested to bring an Italian dish and drink to share.

Please RSVP by registering or sending an email to and let us know what dish you plan on bringing.  Members, friends, family, and children welcome! 6:30-9:30 pm.



Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Deborah Zarate

January 31st

Discovering basic goodness in the world and in ourselves Continue »

Contentment In Everyday Life (CIEL)

with Deborah Zarate

February 4th—March 4th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Shambhala Day

February 19th

SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year and is based on the traditional Tibetan New Year's celebration of Losar Continue »

Walking the Bodhisattva Path: The Six Paramitas

with Acharya Susan Chapman

March 13th—March 14th

Details coming soon! Continue »

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

March 25th—April 29th

This course asks the question, “What is real?” and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. Continue »

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