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

Fresh Start Saturday: Cultivating the Sanity You Were Born With

January 22nd

If it seems like the world is going mad, it’s probably because you’ve been paying attention. And if you’re paying very close attention, you might also notice that there’s not a lot you can do about the situation…except for one incredibly important thing—o Continue »

Shambhala Day - Year of the Water Tiger

March 3rd

Our annual celebration of the lunar New Year Continue »

Vesak Day

June 14th

Vesak Day or Saga Dawa Düchen in Tibetan is an annual holiday to celebrate the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. All buddhists are welcome to join this special day Continue »

Shambhala Online

  • Shambhala Sunday Gathering - Dharma and Real Life Decisions
    We may think that important decisions are subject to the "realities...
  • Meditation: The Way of the Buddha - A Six-Week Online Course
    Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation...
  • World Of Gesar
    In 1992 and 1999, Dr. Robin Kornman held intensive retreats...
  • Regional Programs

    Shambhala Center of Madison

    Sadhana of Mahamudra - ONLINE

    with Lora Wiggins

    January 30th—February 26th

    Please join us for this online practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra. The text will be displayed on screen during practice. Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Sadhana of Mahamudra ONLINE

    with Alice Dan

    September 20th—March 18th

    All are welcome to this full moon Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

    with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

    October 12th—May 3rd

    Looking for a virtual meditation group where you can drop in when you like or attend regularly and get to know other meditators? Instruction in meditation and mindfulness skills. Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion In Person

    October 17th—April 24th

    Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion offered in person on first and third Sundays. Please come at 10 am to receive meditation instruction. NOT OPEN JAN 2 DUE TO WEATHER. Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

    with Alice Dan

    October 17th—May 1st

    Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion. Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Collective Liberation Online Discussion Group

    November 6th—March 5th

    It's time for a genuine quest for Collective Liberation. This is not a class but a participatory exploration of our own identities and how we veer away from what really is - our own and others' Basic Goodness. Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    In Person Tuesday Evening Meditation at the West Loop Shambhala Center

    with Barbara Wolkowitz, Stephen Burns, Peter McLaughlin, Ted Ballou

    November 16th—May 3rd

    Join us for meditation in person at the Chicago Shambhala Center. Newcomers welcome and instruction given. Free. (Closed on Dec. 21 and Dec 28) Continue »

    Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

    Meditation: The Way of the Buddha

    with Wanda Davies

    January 2nd—February 6th

    Discover the Power of Meditation Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Meditation: The Way of the Buddha (Six-Week Online Course)

    January 2nd—February 6th

    Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, based on archival talks in the summer of 1974 to an audience of new students. Continue »

    Shambhala Center of Lexington

    Meditation: The Way of the Buddha

    January 2nd—February 6th

    Join us in person or online for this six-week class. Registration is through Shambhala Online (see details) Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online (8 WEEK PROGRAM)

    with Ann Shillinglaw

    January 19th—March 9th

    The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program is an 8-week course designed to help participants improve the quality of their lives as they work with various types of stress. Continue »

    Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

    Fresh Start Saturday: Cultivating the Sanity You Were Born With

    January 22nd

    If it seems like the world is going mad, it’s probably because you’ve been paying attention. And if you’re paying very close attention, you might also notice that there’s not a lot you can do about the situation…except for one incredibly important thing—o Continue »

    Shambhala Center of Lexington

    Envisioning Joy: An Artist's Workshop With Elizabeth Foley

    January 22nd

    Create joy! Take time for yourself to explore the joy you have – or want in your life... Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Shambhala Community Gathering ONLINE

    January 23rd

    Join us in a discussion of all things Shambhala! We're excited to start 2022 off on the right foot with an opportunity to address the past, present, and future of our community. Continue »

    Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

    Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/23

    with Tom Mccann

    January 23rd

    Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

    Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

    Nyinthun

    January 29th

    If you are looking for the kind of refreshment that might only arise from a full day of meditation practice, please join us for one or all of these monthly nyinthüns (day long retreat) held from 9:00-5:00 on the last Saturday of the month. These full-day Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Meditation in Everyday Life - In Person

    with Barbara Wolkowitz

    January 29th

    Are you finding it difficult to begin a meditation program or maintain a regular practice? This one-day workshop may help you develop friendship with your mind, skill in how to work with speed and difficulty, and a sense of humor. In person. Continue »

    Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

    Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/30

    with Tom Mccann

    January 30th

    Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Learn to Meditate (IN-PERSON + ONLINE)

    with Barbara Wolkowitz

    February 5th

    Have you been trying to start a meditation practice on your own or with an app? This program helps beginners overcome common obstacles and establish a consistent practice. Continue »

    Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

    Sacred Path of the Warrior 2/6

    with Tom Mccann

    February 6th

    Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

    Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

    Learn to Meditate (Online)

    with Barb Cromer

    February 9th

    Are you interested in learning about meditation or looking for a refresher? This ONLINE course is or you. Continue »

    Shambhala Chicago

    Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human (In-person) RESCHEDULED FROM JAN 8-9)

    February 12th—February 13th

    This program captures the heart of Shambhala—the view that human beings are fundamentally good and awake and that this capacity can be cultivated and strengthened through meditation, reflection and personal conduct. Continue »

    Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

    Open Heart, Vajra Mind ONLINE

    with Ann Tyndall

    March 16th—May 4th

    An Overview of Vajra Buddhism Continue »

    Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

    Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior HYBRID format

    with Ann Tyndall

    March 18th—March 20th

    This weekend program focuses on deepening the meditation practice through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Either online or in person. Continue »

    Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

    Vesak Day

    June 14th

    Vesak Day or Saga Dawa Düchen in Tibetan is an annual holiday to celebrate the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. All buddhists are welcome to join this special day Continue »