Tuesday Open House

  • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

If you are new to Shambhala we invite you to join us Tuesday evenings for our 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.)


Upcoming Tuesday Open House Talks:

Tuesday, May 15
What Kind of Buddhism is Shambhala, with Shastri Debbie Zarate

Shambhala Buddhism is ancient and modern. Timeless and timely. A unique blend of traditions and cultures. With a foundation in Tibetan Buddhist mindfulness meditation, Shambhala teachings introduce the basic truth of individual worthiness…the truth that as a human being we can, without fear or embarrassment, live with confidence and genuineness. And we don’t have to live as monastics, avoiding the burdens of the world. We can fully express ourselves in the world and appreciate ourselves – just as we are. The Shambhala Buddhist path is more about sanity than enlightenment.

So, join us to learn more about Shambhala Buddhism: it’s diverse culture and why it’s “basically good.”

Debbie Zarate is one of a small number of Shambhala teachers appointed as a “Shastri” (senior teacher) by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She has been a student of Chogyam Trungpa and the Sakyong since 1974. As Shastri Debbie oversees all teaching and training of teachers at the Milwaukee Shambhala Center.