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

Sunday Morning Meditation

July 5th

Join us for for meditation practice online. Excellent for new meditators or longtime practitioners. Continue »

Open House: Shambhala Sadhana Practice

July 7th

The Shambhala Sadhana is a practice for all who wish to deepen insight and feeling of basic goodness in ourselves and society. Open to all. Continue »

Racial Justice Group Meeting

July 12th

At the very heart of the Shambhala teachings lies a vision for creating an enlightened society, This is a reminder that the teachings are meant to be applied – not only to our personal spiritual paths, but also to the problems facing society. Continue »

Open House: What the Buddha Taught: Introduction to the Mind

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

July 14th

Please join us for meditation, an introductory talk and discussion. All levels of practice welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

July 19th

This one-day 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 »

Open House: Being Fierce and Soft in our Time

with Leslie Shippee

July 21st

Please join us for meditation, an introductory talk and discussion. All levels of practice welcome. Continue »

Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine

July 22nd—August 12th

This course is an exploration of the core elements of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. The course will cover the lineage and lineage holder; meditation; and will explore basic goodness and natural hierarchy in relation to the Rigden and Sakyong. Continue »

Open House: Ask an Meditation Instructor

with Grace Jessen

July 28th

Please join us for meditation, an introductory talk and discussion. All levels of practice welcome. Continue »