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.  

Shambhala Center Closed.

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.

Featured Programs

Open House: Ask an Meditation Instructor

with Daniel Kaemmerer

September 22nd

Are you interested in starting a personal meditation practice or deepening an existing one? Join us online for our weekly open house. Continue »

Heart of Recovery

September 24th

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

September 26th

Join us online for our weekly meditation and book discussion group. This week discussing, Alan Anderson‘s book, “When Bad Lands: How Not to Numb Out, Freak Out, or Bottom Out—Buddhist Style.” Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 26th

Our annual celebration of practice and community to welcome the fall season! Continue »

Mixing One's Mind with Lineage Mind

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

September 30th—October 28th

This five-session class presents the Sakyong's teachings on guru yoga practice and a detailed commentary on Dharmaraju Guru Yoga with guided practice. For vajrayana students only. Continue »

Heart of Recovery

October 1st

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

October 3rd

Join us online for our weekly meditation and book discussion group. This week discussing, Alan Anderson‘s book, “When Bad Lands: How Not to Numb Out, Freak Out, or Bottom Out—Buddhist Style.” Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation

October 4th

Join us online for Sunday morning meditation. This online only event includes guided meditation, chants and a compassion practice. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

October 18th—October 25th

This meditation workshop introduces the view that human beings are fundamentally awake and good. Through the practice of mediation, we discover basic goodness in the world and in ourselves. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Daniel Kaemmerer

November 12th—November 19th

This workshop presents the view of meditation and offers guided meditation instruction as an experiential practice. Perfect for beginners and anyone looking to refresh their practice. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Smile At Fear

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 29th—December 6th

With the view of basic goodness and meditation practice, we learn to befriend our fear and cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. Continue »