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.


The Milwaukee Shambhala Center opposes all forms of discrimination, injustice and oppression. We stand in solidarity with non-violent efforts to achieve racial, social and economic justice and with all those suffering and their desire for equality. We hold true to our core value that humanity is basically good and worthy of dignity.


Our building is closed due to Covid-19 but we’re still open online.

Featured Programs

Heart of Recovery Group - Thursday evenings

September 24th—December 30th

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—December 18th

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

Open House Tuesday: The Blessing in the Bummer--How Disappointment Can Help Wake Us Up

with Dr. Tobias Kaemmerer

October 5th

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche once described disappointment as “the chariot to enlightenment” – high praise for a generally unwanted, frequently avoided feeling! Let’s examine this provocative statement through the lens of core Buddhist teachings and explore Continue »

Continuing to Train the Mind: Practicing with Obstacles (and Everything!) in Your Life

with Steven Shippee

October 13th—November 17th

This class is a further investigation of the mahayana path of training the mind, using the Seven Point Mind Training of Atisha. It is especially for those who have already had some experience with mind training. Continue »