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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Shambhala MKE New Tuesday Open House — WEEKLY once again!

Every Tuesday night we offer:

  • 7:00pm:  Free meditation instruction and sitting practice.
  • 7:45pm:   A brief tea social.
  • 8:00pm:  A talk or video/audio presentation and discussion.

Topics are wide ranging and include Buddhist and non-Buddhist presentations. Click here to learn all about it on our new Shambhala MKE website. All are welcome and warmly invited to join us. Donations are always appreciated.

Announcing: The Profound Treasury Book Club, with Alice Gormley

2nd Sunday of each month, Next meeting: August 11 at 11:15am.

Join us in exploring the complete path of Tibetan Buddhism through the published seminary talks of Chögyam Trungpa. We’ll start at the beginning of the Hinayana volume: The Path of Individual Liberation and work through all three volumes month-by-month, a chapter at a time. Join us at any point for study, discussion and refreshments. You can purchase volume 1 on Amazon. Learn more.


Featured Programs

Staff Training

August 24th - Date postponed or cancelled

Those who are brand new to staffing are welcome. This training will prepare you to staff an open position or help with programming, if you're interested, plus you'll get to learn all about the shrine and other things you might be wondering about. Those al Continue »

The Science of Meditation: An Open House Video Presentation

August 27th

Can meditation really make you smarter, happier and healthier? New research shows that it can affect the body as well as the mind, slow down the aging process, and even alter the structure of the brain. Continue »

Meditation Meets Mindfulness: Is There a Difference? - An Open House Talk with Anna Silberg

September 3rd

Mindfulness vs. Meditation? It’s not a contest. There’s just so much good stuff to explore including the rich discoveries that brain science has revealed. Come join one of Milwaukee’s foremost mindfulness educators for a talk and discussion. Continue »

Performance & Mindfulness Retreat

with Kirk Ferguson

September 7th—September 8th

Performance is challenging, be it on stage, in a boardroom or simply having a conversation. Join us for a weekend retreat lead by Milwaukee Symphony Trombonist and Meditation Guide, Kirk Ferguson, where we'll explore how mindfulness can lead to freedom in Continue »

Learn to Work with Strong Emotions

with Grace Jessen

September 14th

There's no need to struggle with our strong emotions or judge ourselves for feeling them. Learn to relate to your emotions without acting out or suppressing them. Continue »

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

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.