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 »

Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend

with Grace Jessen

October 10th—November 7th

In this class we will be studying Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend. Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend is a fundamental Mahayana text. Nagarjuna answers a king who wanted to know how to live a dharmic life with all his responsibilities, but it is also addressed 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 »

Tuesday Open House: Science and Buddhism, an Alan Watts Video Presentation

October 22nd

Alan Watts was an early popularizer of Buddhism in America. He said he wished to act as a bridge between the ancient and modern, between East and West and between culture and nature. He was a self-described "philosophical entertainer." This video, from Continue »

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

Learn to Meditate: Finding Stillness in a Busy World

with Sarah Osborne

November 9th

Please join us for this interactive workshop and introduction to the basics of meditation, including practical ways to integrate meditation into your life. The heart of meditation remains an oral tradition and individual, personal instruction is important 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.