Shambhala Milwaukee  

About Shambhala
The vision of Shambhala begins with the understanding that all humans, at the very ground of their being have basic goodness and wisdom...more

Shambhala Lineage
Learn about our lineage holders and their teachings online.

Chogyam TrungpaSakyong Mipham

This public weekly event introduces beginning meditators to a diverse meditation topics in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Taught by experienced meditation instructors. Come early to meditate and join us for tea before class begins. Free.

Weekly Meditation
Tuesday 7-7:45pm
Wednesday 7-8pm
Saturday Cafe 9-10:30am
Sunday 9-11am

Meditation Instruction
Tuesday 7pm
Saturday 9am
Sunday 9am

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Shambhala Milwaukee Meditation Hall

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee is part of an international community of over 200 meditation centers worldwide. Shambhala has been teaching meditation in the West for over 40 years.

2344 N. Oakland Avenue
Milwaukee 53211
(414) 277-8020

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Shambhala Milwaukee Harvest of Peace 2014

The Shambhala community comes together in many ways – to practice, learn, serve others... and to celebrate! By joining spiritual practice with the practicalities, challenges and joys of everyday life, we aspire to create a society that expresses the dignity of human experience. Details: Shambhala Sadhana (special practice session open to all), Community Meeting, The Sakyong’s Harvest of Peace Address, Food, Conversation, and Celebration! There is no program fee for this event. All are welcome! Please register here.

Basic Goodness Series 2 How Can I Help?

This course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. The course focuses on transforming four aspects of society: family life (household), professional life, entertainment, and economy. We learn the traditional mahayana practice of “sending and taking (tonglen)." Register here.

Leslie Shippee, Center Director Shambhala Milwaukee  

So What IS Shambhala Anyway?!
Is Shambhala connected to Buddhism?
Is this the only Shambhala center?
Where do these beautiful flower arrangements come from? Join Center Director, Leslie Shippee, every first Tuesday of each month from 8-9pm, beginning September for a monthly of topics on the Milwaukee Shambhala community and the path of Shambhala Buddhism.


Weekly meditation
Our center is open weekly welcoming everyone to learn to meditate and to practice in an uplifted with other fellow practitioners. Every Tuesday at our Open House, we offer a public talk geared towards beginners. Check out our Open House classes, learn more about meditation, and check out our upcoming programs. These public meditation is free of charge but your donation is greatly appreciated.







The Way of Shambhala
Core curriculum of Shambhala teachings. Weekday and weekend meditation workshops.
Become a Shambhala Member
Bodhi School
Browse books, listen to online talks, links to Shambhala VDO teachings

Shambhala retreat center near Kettle Moraine with programs for individuals and groups.

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Upcoming Programs:

Meditation in Everyday Life
September 3rd - October 1st
This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of one’s life, revealing our innate stability, strength and clarity.
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Harvest of Peace Celebration
September 20th
Harvest of Peace -- Our Annual Community Celebration of Shambhala Culture and Community
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Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society
October 10th - October 12th
This course explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be.
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Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human
October 24th - October 25th
Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness—rather than confusion—is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as human beings.
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Contentment in Everyday Life
November 22nd - November 23rd
This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression.
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