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Featured Programs

Emotions: Your Path to Sanity.

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

July 11th—August 1st

Learn how meditation and the Shambhala Buddhist teachings can help you deal with emotions directly, without suppressing them or acting out, turning emotional turmoil into sanity and wisdom. Continue »

Movie Night at the Shambhala Center

July 27th

Featuring testimonies from Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Stone, Oliver Stone, and more, this documentary shows you how to embrace mindfulness in your own life. Continue »

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

August 8th—August 29th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. These classes are perfect for beginners and those relatively new to meditation. Please note that this program is scheduled on Wednesday mornings (as opposed Continue »

Meditation Training Level II - Birth of a Warrior

with Dr. Rebecca McAllister

August 10th—August 12th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in the first meditation training (Level I), we want to go forward. The next level of meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there Continue »

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 »

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.