“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.



New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →


Weekly Meditation

Our center is open to all who wish to learn to meditate and learn about Shambhala Buddhism. Our Tuesday Open House talks are geared towards beginners. Check out our Open House classes, learn more about meditation, and check out our upcoming programs. Public meditation sessions are free of charge but your donation is greatly appreciated.


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 Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Deborah Zarate

January 31st

Discovering basic goodness in the world and in ourselves Continue »

Contentment In Everyday Life (CIEL)

with Deborah Zarate

February 4th—March 4th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Walking the Bodhisattva Path: The Six Paramitas

with Acharya Susan Chapman

March 13th—March 14th

Details coming soon! Continue »

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

March 25th—April 29th

This course asks the question, “What is real?” and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

April 18th

Discovering basic goodness in the world and in ourselves. Continue »

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