“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.


Mamo Chants and Coping with Don Season: Jan 30-Feb 6

The teMamo_272x300n days preceding Shambhala Day is referred to as the “dön season,” because sudden losses of mindfulness can be more common. It is a time during which it’s recommended that we don’t begin any major undertakings such as extensive travel or big changes of life; but keep life simple, be very mindful, and do a lot of practice.

Click here to learn more, and for the mamo chant schedule and teaching session on 1/31.

Come to Shambhala Day — for a fresh start

yrFireMonkeyTuesday, February 9 – ringing in at 7:30am.

Shambhala Day is the celebration of the new year according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. It is a day full of ritual, potluck dining, practice and celebration. It also includes an live international address by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn more here and plan to join the Shambhala community in welcoming in the new Year of the Fire Monkey. (Join us in cleaning as part of our fresh start preparation.)

Shambhala Training Level I – The Art of Being Human

level1_altWith Shastri Debbie Zarate

Friday, Feb. 19, 7-9pm – Saturday, Feb. 20, 9am-6pm

Program price $110/patron $130 (Generosity policy applicable)

This course is the weekend companion to Meditation in Everyday Life. It is the first of the five weekend workshops in Shambhala Training called The Heart of Warriorship, that include meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions.

Shambhala Training Levels I-V provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. Completion of Levels I-V can be viewed as a complete path or can serve as the foundation for deeper practice and study of the Shambhala dharma. Click here for more information or to register.