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Featured Programs

Fearlessness In Everyday Life

with Shastri Deborah Zarate & Steven Shippee

September 12th—October 10th

Learn to working with, and relating to your fear. We don't need to let fear grip us, we can sit with fear and other strong emotions so we relate with them without suppressing or acting out. Continue »

Harvest of Peace: A Community Celebration

September 22nd

A time to connect with one another and take joy in our community. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 3; Warrior in the World

with Shastri Deborah Zarate & Sarah Osborne

September 28th—September 30th

If you’re a Level II graduate, take the next step with us in furthering our meditation practice and study of the Way of Shambhala. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Dan Kaemmerer

October 6th

If you are new to meditation and would like to try it, this is a class for you! The instructor will walk you through the techniques of meditation and offer practical ways to incorporate it into your life. However, meditation instruction is not just for Continue »

At Home in the World: The Four Dignities

with Acharya Richard John

October 19th—October 21st

We're pleased to welcome Acharya John back to Milwaukee for a weekend program open to anyone who has had meditation instruction at the Shambhala center. The Four Dignities are the defining characteristics of the path of the Shambhala Warrior. Continue »

Learn to Overcome Laziness

with Steven Shippee

November 3rd

“Meditation is great, but I could never do it.” Sound familiar? Sometimes it feels like our mind is more wild and untamed than everyone else. This workshop will explore the laziness and speedy-busyness we face in all aspects of life. Continue »

Qigong Levels I and II

with Shastri David Stone

November 10th—November 11th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages—the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and Continue »

Learn to Eat Mindfully

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

December 1st

Most everyone has had the experience of roaming the kitchen, opening the refrigerator and cupboards, looking for something to eat, something to satisfy... and then just standing in front of the counter wolfing it down. This rarely brings a sense of satisf Continue »

Windhorse Retreat Center, Plymouth WI



Windhorse is the only Shambhala retreat center in the Midwest and is just 50 minutes north of Milwaukee. Located in a beautiful glacial area adjacent to the 15,000-acre Kettle Moraine State Forest, it offers an array of programs, solo and group retreats and rental opportunities for outside groups.


Milwaukee Shambhala: Teaching and Practicing Meditation for nearly 40 years.

The Milwaukee Shambhala Center, founded in 1979, is part of an international community of meditation centers founded by the Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about Shambhala.