2nd Tuesday Open House

Every second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

If you are new to Shambhala we invite you to join us for our “2nd Tuesday” Open House program. The program includes initial group meditation instruction at 7:00 pm, an informal reception with refreshments, and an introductory talk at 8:00 pm. Meditation instruction is free, and we have plenty of different types of meditation cushions for different bodies; or you can sit in a chair. (We welcome donations to help fund our badly-in-need-of-repair south wall and roof.)

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Upcoming Tuesday Open House Talks:

November 13:  A Brief Introduction to Buddhism, with Frank Fischer

Buddhism is fascinating, diverse, and eloquent. How can we relate today to this 2500-year old eastern wisdom tradition? Senior Shambhala teacher Frank Fischer will provide a historical context for three core teachings that can help us navigate the many Buddhist teachings and explain their usefulness to us today.

Frank Fischer has been a member of the Shambhala community 20 years.  He served as the Resident Shambhala Training Director in Milwaukee for eight years and remains a meditation instructor.  Frank is retired after having taught emotionally disturbed adolescents for 30 years.

December 11: From Eastern Tibet to West Milwaukee: Interreligious Dialogue in the Shambhala Tradition, with Dr. Steven Shippee.

Chogyam Trungpa, the founder of Shambhala, was heir to a tradition of Buddhist non-sectarianism which sought to preserve his own as well as the other schools of Tibetan Buddhism.  The Shambhala Buddhism he introduced in the West shows the same commitment to other religions and spiritual traditions. A discussion of what Shambhala has to offer to those interested in interreligious dialogue today.

Steven Shippee, Ph.D. is a senior Shambhala teacher and a Catholic theologian who serves as Professor of Systematic Studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners, WI.  He has published articles on the dialogue between Chogyam Trungpa and Thomas Merton, and on comparative theologies within the Buddhist-Catholic dialogue on the contemplative life.