Enlightened Society: Utopian Ideal or Real Possibility?

ES_nonmedWhat does it look like? Can it be created? Or discovered? Where? Who? How?

The first of three “First Tuesday” community meetings to discuss creating Enlightened Society will be held on September 1, from 7pm to 9pm at the Milwaukee Shambhala Center. These meetings are meant for anyone who feels inspired and/or challenged by the idea that an enlightened society can be created on this earth at this crossroad in human history.

Bring your questions doubts and concerns as well as your aspirations and creative ideas on how to make enlightened society real in the world at and beyond the Shambhala Center.        The Sakyong teaching on human goodness and enlightened society.

Joy In Everyday Life

jiel-2015-web.fwSept. 23-Oct. 21   Five Wednesday evenings 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

No pre-requisites

In this class we begin to cultivate the noble heart of the Mahayana teachings–opening to the virtue and celebration of compassion. We learn practical methods to develop kindness toward ourselves and others. And emphasizing the joy that comes from discipline, we walk the path of the Lion; representing the qualities of cheerfulness, health and freedom from doubt.

Full tuition, $110; patron price, $130  To learn more and register:

CBS Special Features Shambhala

A nationwide network special aired by CBS  television on June 28 highlighted the Shambhala organization as a leading force in the current surge in popularity of mindfulness and mediation across the nation. The special described the pioneering work of Chogyam Trungpa in establishing Buddhadharma in the West, interviewed the current Sayong Mipham Rinpoche, and highlighted the social outreach work being undertaken by the Chicago Shambhala Center. Click here to watch this special program.


Acharya John here in October

RJohnReserve the last days of October for a visit by Acharya Richard John. Acharya John is a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition, has visited Milwaukee often and is a special presence in our community. During his visit in the last week of October he will give a public talk on the Path of Shambhala Buddhism (Wed. 10/28) offer Buddhist Refuge and Bodhisattva vows, and conduct a special weekend program on the Maitri Five Wisdom Energies — an interactive meditation practice created by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The program will use meditation, postures, colors, and open conversation to investigate these energies. The program is open to anyone who has received meditation instruction at the Shambhala Center. Stay tuned for details.