“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.