The Milwaukee Shambhala Center is part of a global community which aspires to awaken kindness, goodness and wisdom within society. This vision is rooted in the principle that every human being is innately worthy and complete.

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Featured Programs

Lojong: Training the Mind on the Path of Enlightenment

with Steven Shippee

January 22nd—February 19th

The teachings on Lojong ("mind training") are pith instructions that contain all the essential points of Buddhist practice -- from working with karma to experiencing emptiness, and from cultivating compassion to transforming all of our troubles into occas Continue »

Mamo Chants

February 13th—February 21st

Join us during this traditional chanting practice to pacify and clear obstacles. This practice connects us with our own mindfulness and awareness which is invoked through the protector principle. Continue »

Shambhala Day

February 24th

Please join us for our traditional new year celebration! It will conclude with a community potluck. Continue »

The Path Of Shambhala I: Being Human: It's Basically Good!

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

February 29th

Special low price of just $20! This one-day intensive introduces the view that, at our core, we are fundamentally awake and good. By training in meditation, we learn to remember our natural wakefulness and relax into the freshness of the moment. Continue »

Trauma Informed Care and Bystander Training

with Mary Ferguson

March 14th

Please join us for our Trauma Informed Care and Bystander Training session. We will discuss how trauma intersects with meditation practice and the challenges that meditation and trauma present. Additionally, we will offer skills you can use to be an effec Continue »

Learn to Build a Meditation Practice

March 21st

This half day workshop offers a systematic introduction to the practice of meditation. Continue »

Karma & the Six Realms:  A Buddhist Path to Sanity and Liberation

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

May 13th—June 10th

This five-week class explores the Buddhist teachings on selflessness and co-dependent origination including the Five Skandhas, the Twelve Nidanas and the 6 Realms of existence. Continue »

Milwaukee Shambhala: 40 Years of Teaching and Practicing Meditation.

The Milwaukee Shambhala Center, founded in 1979, is part of an international community of meditation centers founded by the Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Learn about Shambhala.

Sundays are for Sitting

We have introduced additional practices to deepen our meditation each Sunday morning. Each week will begin with shamatha/mindfulness of breath practice from 9-10 am. Then we’ll do a contemplative practice from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. No experience is required to participate. Please join us for all or any part of any session. Free meditation instruction available.  Click here to learn more.

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