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

Heart of Recovery Group - Thursday evenings

September 24th—December 30th

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 - Saturday mornings

January 2nd—December 18th

Cafe Shambhala is a gentle introduction to meditation practice, with reading and discussion. Join us online Continue »

Open House Tuesdays: Cultivating Equanimity

with Joel Puleo

December 7th

By allowing oneself to just be without judgment with whatever arises is developing equanimity and support for love and compassion. We will discuss and explore the value and experience of equanimity. Continue »

Open House Tuesday: The Path of Confidence

with Alan Anderson

December 21st

As active as our fear might be, it is not our natural state. This may be hard to believe as we watch fear create so many missteps and so much confusion in our lives. But the more we see our natural wakefulness and inherent goodness through meditation, we Continue »

Open House Tuesdays: Basic Goodness—Art in Everyday Life

with Kirk Ferguson

December 28th

How does our mindset influence what we create? Can we create something healthy and fresh while thinking of ourselves as lacking or inadequate? How does our way of being in the world change when we think of ourselves as being basically good? Continue »

Regional Programs

Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra ONLINE

with Alice Dan

September 20th—December 19th

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—January 31st (2022)

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 ONLINE

with Alice Dan

October 17th—December 19th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion In Person

October 17th—December 19th

Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion offered in person on first and third Sundays. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Foundations for Freedom - The Hinayana: Freedom from Suffering (Hybrid)

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Acharya Dan Hessey

October 17th—December 12th

Course four in the series will provide an in-depth exploration of the fundamental teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Dharma for Lunch book study

October 19th—December 28th

We will start with "The Places That Scare You" by Pema Chodron. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Collective Liberation Online Discussion Group

November 6th—February 5th (2022)

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 Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Joy in Everyday Life-hybrid, in person & online

with Steven Anderson

November 9th—December 21st

In this course, we explore the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion toward others, and through these, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. 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—December 14th

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 Chicago

Day of Mindfulness

with Ann Shillinglaw & Barbara Wolkowitz

December 4th

Winter is coming! Please join us for a day of mindfulness meditation and mindfulness practices involving body, mind, and the sense perceptions. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Healthy Seasons: Winter

with Shastri David Stone

December 5th

Ideas for living a healthier life from the 5 element / 5 season medical paradigm of ancient China presented by Shastri David Stone. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 12/5

with Tom Mccann

December 5th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesdays: Cultivating Equanimity

with Joel Puleo

December 7th

By allowing oneself to just be without judgment with whatever arises is developing equanimity and support for love and compassion. We will discuss and explore the value and experience of equanimity. Continue »