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Featured Programs

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

August 8th—August 29th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. These classes are perfect for beginners and those relatively new to meditation. Please note that this program is scheduled on Wednesday mornings (as opposed Continue »

Movie Night: The Cup. Friday, August 31, 7-9 pm.

August 31st

The Ancient and modern clash in a Tibetan monastery over...wait for on TV. Please join us in viewing this engaging movie; with discussion to follow. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Frank Fischer

September 1st

If you are new to meditation and would like to try it, this is a class for you! The instructor will walk you through the techniques of meditation and offer practical ways to incorporate it into your life. Continue »

Fearlessness In Everyday Life

with Shastri Deborah Zarate & Steven Shippee

September 12th—October 10th

Learn to working with, and relating to your fear. We don't need to let fear grip us, we can sit with fear and other strong emotions so we relate with them without suppressing or acting out. Continue »

Learn to Build a Meditation Practice

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

October 6th

While meditation has many benefits, establishing a consistent personal practice can be extremely challenging for both new and experienced meditators alike. The stress of our daily lives and speedy society can quickly derail even well-intentioned practitio 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 »

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 »

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.