The Shambhala Center is closed in accordance with the current statewide shutdown of all non-essential business and operations due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We will evaluate our re-opening schedule when that ban is lifted. Our regular offerings are now happening online. Please see below for more details.

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.

Currently our community is dealing with reports of sexual abuse by the leadership of our organization. You can learn more by clicking below.

Addressing harm in the Shambhala Community


Featured Programs

Heart of Recovery Group - Thursday evenings

September 24th—May 27th

Online group meeting focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to recovery from addictions of all kinds. Continue »

Cafe Shambhala - Saturday mornings

January 2nd—May 29th

Cafe Shambhala is a gentle introduction to meditation practice, with reading and discussion. Join us online Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana practice

with Leslie Shippee

February 3rd—December 1st

Join us for the chanting and contemplation of The Shambhala Sadhana, one of the central practices of the Shambhala community.  It is focused upon the teachings of basic goodness, or indestructible sanity, of oneself, other, and human society Continue »

Open House Tuesdays: The Hidden Genius of Meditation

with Alan Anderson

April 20th—June 15th

From the outside, meditation seems to be about being detached and trying to focus on the breath; but the training is far more brilliant and engaged than that. Join us on Zoom for this 3-part series. Continue »

Finding Contentment in Difficult Times

with Kirk Ferguson

April 21st—May 26th

This course will explore how we can use contemplative practices in our everyday, stressful life. Through meditation, contemplation, listening and discussion, we will develop confidence in our own basic goodness and a sense that we can be content, even in Continue »

Open House Tuesdays: Your Tender Heart of Sadness … It’s Not What You Think

with Gwin Stewart

May 11th

Completely exposing the heart allows us to feel the raw and tender unconditional sadness of the world, giving birth to fearlessness. During this time of needed warriorship, you are invited to this discussion and practice of touching your own tender heart Continue »

Tuesday Open House: The 8 worldly concerns: Letting go of fear and performing in the world with confidence.

with Kirk Ferguson

May 25th

In this talk, we will explore the traditional Buddhist teaching of the eight worldly concerns and how they can help us transcend hope and fear and live more fully in the world. Continue »