The Milwaukee Shambhala Center is part of a global community which aspires to awaken kindness, goodness and wisdom within society. This vision is rooted in the principle that every human being is innately worthy and complete.

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Shambhala MKE New Tuesday Open House — WEEKLY once again!

Every Tuesday night we offer:

  • 7:00pm:  Free meditation instruction and sitting practice.
  • 7:45pm:   A brief tea social.
  • 8:00pm:  A talk or video/audio presentation and discussion.

Topics are wide ranging and include Buddhist and non-Buddhist presentations.  All are welcome and warmly invited to join us. Donations are always appreciated.
Click here to learn all about it on our new Shambhala MKE website.

Featured Programs

Stepping Into Radical Responsibility

with Alan Anderson

October 5th—November 16th

View Acharya and author Fleet Maull videos and discuss his new book on turning your meditation practice into a life-changing force. Continue »

A Fall Forum for Performers

with Kirk Ferguson

October 15th—December 10th

I’m a symphony musician and I get nervous. I'm also a meditator. Praise and blame, gain and loss…these are powerful forces we all work with. Join us in exploring how we can use meditation to work with these pitfalls. This group is for performers of all ki Continue »

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

December 6th

This weekend retreat is open to practitioners at all levels who wish to deepen their meditation practice. We will use shamatha and vipashyana meditation to look at the mind and sense perceptions, with emphasis on direct personal experience. Continue »

The Trekcho Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal

with Acharya Richard John

December 9th

This one-day retreat is open to all tantrikas who attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly, regardless of your current practice. Continue »

Lojong: Training the Mind on the Path of Enlightenment

with Steven Shippee

January 22nd—February 19th (2020)

The teachings on Lojong ("mind training") are pith instructions that contain all the essential points of Buddhist practice -- from working with karma to experiencing emptiness, and from cultivating compassion to transforming all of our troubles into occas Continue »

Milwaukee Shambhala: 40 Years of Teaching and Practicing Meditation.

The Milwaukee Shambhala Center, founded in 1979, is part of an international community of meditation centers founded by the Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Learn about Shambhala.