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Featured Programs

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 »

From Eastern Tibet to West Milwaukee: Interreligious Dialogue in the Shambhala Tradition: an OPEN HOUSE TALK

with Steven Shippee

December 11th

A discussion of what Shambhala has to offer to those interested in interreligious dialogue today. Continue »

Children's Day/Winter Solstice Celebration

December 15th

Come celebrate the holiday season at the Shambhala Center. We will have a special program for children from 4-5pm and then a holiday party for the whole family afterward. Please bring your favorite holiday dish to share. Continue »

Practice for Peace Retreat

December 26th—December 28th

A 3-day retreat to increase our capacity to be peace through shamatha (literally “peaceful abiding”) and compassion practice. Open to everyone, at every experience level. Instruction will be provided in the morning for new meditat 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.