Ongoing Offerings

The Shambhala Center offers a variety of weekly programs without charge to the public. No prior meditation experience is required to attend and most offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome. Donations are always appreciated.

Public Practice Schedule:

SUNDAY MEDITATION PRACTICE 

  • Sunday practice session is offered every first and third Sunday of the month.
  • Meditation instruction for beginners is available every first Sunday at 9:00 AM.
  • Every third Sunday, sitting practice is from 9-10 AM, followed by one of the these practices: Maitri Bhavana, the Shambhala Sadhana or Sadhana of Mahamudra (see below).

 

EVERY FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

Sunday Morning Meditation – Open Public Sitting

The morning begins with a short set of traditional chants, followed by sitting and walking meditation.

9:00 – 9:30 AM – Meditation instruction for beginners

9:00 – 11:00 AM – Meditation session 

For those who have already received meditation instruction at the Shambhala Center, you are welcome to come to any part of the session.

EVERY THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

Sunday Morning Meditation and Group Practice

For those who have received beginning meditation instruction.  The morning begins with a meditation session at 9:00 AM, followed by one of the following contemplative/chanting practices from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition starting at 10:00 AM. Check program page (add link) for the specific practice dates.

9:00-10:00 AM  – Meditation Session

10:00-11:00 AM –  Maitri Bhavana, Shambhala Sadhana OR Sadhana of Mahamudra 

Meditation instruction is not given during the third Sunday; if you would like to receive instruction please join us the first Sunday of the month at 9:00 AM  or Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM.

MAITRI BHAVANA

From the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, Maitri Bhavana is a practice for cultivating loving-kindness for those that are suffering.  In contemplation practices, we make use of our thoughts by focusing them in a particular direction. Contemplating is a powerful tool to deepening both our understanding of the teachings and of our own minds.

 SHAMBHALA SADHANA

In the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, the teaching on basic goodness is key. The Shambhala Sadhana is a practice for all who wish to deepen our insight and feeling of basic goodness and enlightened society.

In chanting practices, we make use of our thoughts by focusing them on the text.  Contemplating a text is a powerful tool to deepening both our understanding of the teachings and of our own minds.

SADHANA OF MAHAMUDRA

Drawing on the imagery Shambhala’s Kagyü and Nyingma lineage past, The Sadhana of Mahamudra presents the highest view of the Tibetan Buddhist practice, as a method to undercut the modern obstacle of spiritual materialism.

In chanting practices, we make use of our thoughts by focusing them on the text.  Contemplating a text is a powerful tool to deepening both our understanding of the teachings and of our own minds.

Tuesday evening – Closed on fifth Tuesdays of each month.

6:30 – 7:00pm : Free meditation instruction, public sitting

7:00 – 7:15 Tea Social
7:15 – 8:00pm: Dharma Talk $5 donation suggested

Saturday morningCafé Shambhala

Come for all or any portion of the schedule:
9:00 – 9:30am (meditation)
9:00 – 9:45am (meditation instruction for beginners)
9:30 – 10:30am (reading/discussion)
10:30 – 11:30am (café/social)

Directions to the Milwaukee Shambhala Center.