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 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. 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

The Milwaukee Shambhala Center holds true to our core value that humanity is basically good and worthy of dignity. We feel great sadness and share the suffering of the black community. We stand against racism and all forms of systemic oppression. Through the practice of meditation and deep reflection, we aspire to create a compassionate and just society by uncovering biases that cause suffering in ourselves and in society.  

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 »

Compassion practices for Caregivers - first Sundays

with Rebecca McAllister

January 3rd—May 2nd

Gather online for engaging in compassion practices for those in caregiver roles Continue »

Emptiness and Letting Go

with Steven Shippee

January 13th—February 10th

Explore one of the central tenets of Buddhism on "emptiness" in this five-week class. Learn how to meditate on emptiness and gain direct experience into the journey of letting go. Continue »

Open House Tuesday: Why are we so Mad?

with Alan Anderson

January 19th—March 16th

Why is the world burning up with such aggression? Have we entered a new Dark Age? The Shambhala teachings were built precisely for these times so that we don’t get swept away in the speed and degradation that is ramping up all around us. Let’s take a lo Continue »

Open House Tuesday: Performing Beyond Fear

with Kirk Ferguson

January 26th—March 23rd

A Special Series on Performance, Meditation and the Arts, with Kirk Ferguson of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on the 4th Tuesdays January to March Continue »

Open House Tuesday: Chaos at the Capitol and

with Toni Martinez & Daniel Kaemmerer

February 2nd

The recent assault on our nation's capitol is the expression of collective individual suffering riding on the waves of the ongoing karma of our society. Join us for meditation and discussion. Continue »

Open House Tuesday: Caste in the time of the Buddha, and now

with Rebecca McAllister

February 9th

The Caste system was rejected by the Buddha. Join us in a discussion of caste system of present day, and what buddhism teaches us about caste. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana practice

with Leslie Shippee

February 17th—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 »