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Featured Programs

At Home in the World: The Four Dignities

with Acharya Richard John

October 20th—October 21st

We're pleased to welcome Acharya John back to Milwaukee for a weekend program open to anyone who has had meditation instruction at the Shambhala center. The Four Dignities are the defining characteristics of the path of the Shambhala Warrior. Continue »

Ashe Mahamudra Vajrayana Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

October 22nd

A day of intensive practice for tantrikas who have attended Sacred World Assembly or Vajrayana Seminary. Continue »

Learn to Overcome Laziness

with Steven Shippee

November 3rd

“Meditation is great, but I could never do it.” Sound familiar? Sometimes it feels like our mind is more wild and untamed than everyone else. This workshop will explore the laziness and speedy-busyness we face in all aspects of life. Continue »

Qigong Levels I and II

with Shastri David Stone

November 10th—November 11th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages—the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and Continue »

Learn to Eat Mindfully

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

December 1st

Most everyone has had the experience of roaming the kitchen, opening the refrigerator and cupboards, looking for something to eat, something to satisfy... and then just standing in front of the counter wolfing it down. This rarely brings a sense of satisf Continue »

Exploring the Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

December 7th—December 9th

In this Buddhist program we will delve into teachings of The Sadhana of Mahamudra. We will get a feeling for the structure of the sadhana and work with themes within it. This program is recommended for those who have completed Level 3 Shambhala training Continue »

Windhorse Retreat Center, Plymouth WI



Windhorse is the only Shambhala retreat center in the Midwest and is just 50 minutes north of Milwaukee. Located in a beautiful glacial area adjacent to the 15,000-acre Kettle Moraine State Forest, it offers an array of programs, solo and group retreats and rental opportunities for outside groups.


Milwaukee Shambhala: Teaching and Practicing Meditation for nearly 40 years.

The Milwaukee Shambhala Center, founded in 1979, is part of an international community of meditation centers founded by the Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about Shambhala.