Shambhala Milwaukee  

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

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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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The Shambhala teachings offer an antidote to this crisis. Shambhala vision tells us that we can experience a natural source of radiance and brilliance in the world, which is the innate wakefulness of human beings. From this deep, profoundly human foundation, it is possible to extend out and create what the Shambhala tradition calls “enlightened society.” 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.

Thanks to your generosity, the Shambhala Center is able to serve the Milwaukee community in providing meditation instruction, programs and space for everyone to learn to meditate. We have been serving Milwaukee surrounds for over 4o years and your continued support help us make enlightened society possible. Please donate now through paypal.


Weekly meditation instruction.
At the Shambhala Center, we welcome everyone to learn to meditate. People from all walks of life and religious background join us to meditate weekly. Our qualified meditation instructors are available every Tuesday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 9am. These public meditation is free of charge but your donation is greatly appreciated. Learn more about meditation.






The Way of Shambhala
Core curriculum of Shambhala teachings. Weekday and weekend meditation workshops.
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Bodhi School
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Shambhala retreat center near Kettle Moraine with programs for individuals and groups.

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Upcoming Programs:

Lojong: Training the Mind of Compassion
July 2nd - July 30th
Lojong is training in the mind of compassion. As our relationships often trigger deep emotion, lojong practice helps us transform our deep-seated reactive patterns into compassion, intelligence and peace into our relationships.
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Meditation Retreat sponsored by Queer Dharma at Windhorse
August 1st
through 8th, 2014. Enjoy 2 to 7 days of a meditation retreat with light yoga in rural Wisconsin that will help you relax, connect with yourself and others. All are welcome - talks will address meditation and experiences of exclusion and inclusion.
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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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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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