Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Center of Madison

Sadhana of Mahamudra - ONLINE

with Lora Wiggins

January 30th—February 26th (2022)

Please join us for this online practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra. The text will be displayed on screen during practice. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra ONLINE

with Alice Dan

September 20th—December 19th

All are welcome to this full moon Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

October 12th—January 31st (2022)

Looking for a virtual meditation group where you can drop in when you like or attend regularly and get to know other meditators? Instruction in meditation and mindfulness skills. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion In Person

October 17th—December 19th

Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion offered in person on first and third Sundays. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

October 17th—December 19th

Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Foundations for Freedom - The Hinayana: Freedom from Suffering (Hybrid)

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Acharya Dan Hessey

October 17th—December 12th

Course four in the series will provide an in-depth exploration of the fundamental teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Dharma for Lunch book study

October 19th—December 28th

We will start with "The Places That Scare You" by Pema Chodron. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Collective Liberation Online Discussion Group

November 6th—February 5th (2022)

It's time for a genuine quest for Collective Liberation. This is not a class but a participatory exploration of our own identities and how we veer away from what really is - our own and others' Basic Goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Joy in Everyday Life-hybrid, in person & online

with Steven Anderson

November 9th—December 21st

In this course, we explore the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion toward others, and through these, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

In Person Tuesday Evening Meditation at the West Loop Shambhala Center

with Barbara Wolkowitz, Stephen Burns, Peter McLaughlin, Ted Ballou

November 16th—December 14th

Join us for meditation in person at the Chicago Shambhala Center. Newcomers welcome and instruction given. Free. (Closed on Dec. 21 and Dec 28) Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Stroke of Ashe Group Practice

with Shastri David Stone

December 4th—January 2nd (2022)

A gathering of warriors who have received stroke practice transmission--will include guided practice and commentary. Please register to receive zoom link. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Day of Mindfulness

with Ann Shillinglaw & Barbara Wolkowitz

December 4th

Winter is coming! Please join us for a day of mindfulness meditation and mindfulness practices involving body, mind, and the sense perceptions. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Healthy Seasons: Winter

with Shastri David Stone

December 5th

Ideas for living a healthier life from the 5 element / 5 season medical paradigm of ancient China presented by Shastri David Stone. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 12/5

with Tom Mccann

December 5th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesdays: Cultivating Equanimity

with Joel Puleo

December 7th

By allowing oneself to just be without judgment with whatever arises is developing equanimity and support for love and compassion. We will discuss and explore the value and experience of equanimity. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate (Online)

with Barb Cromer

December 8th

Are you interested in learning about meditation or looking for a refresher? This ONLINE course is or you. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Coming to Your Senses - One-Day Workshop in Mindful Creativity - Online

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

December 11th

Coming to Our Senses explores the fertile ground of connecting to our sense perceptions and meditative mind for creative expression. On zoom only. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 12/12

with Tom Mccann

December 12th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate (ONLINE)

with Alice Dan & Stephen Burns

December 18th

Have you been trying to start a meditation practice on your own or with an app? This program helps beginners overcome common obstacles and establish a consistent practice. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Monthyly Nyinthun - full day meditation retreat

December 19th

If you are looking for the kind of refreshment that might only arise from a full day of meditation practice, please join us for one or all of these bi-monthly, 9-5 nyinthüns. These full-day practice sessions are oriented toward, but not restricted to, exp Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesday: The Path of Confidence

with Alan Anderson

December 21st

As active as our fear might be, it is not our natural state. This may be hard to believe as we watch fear create so many missteps and so much confusion in our lives. But the more we see our natural wakefulness and inherent goodness through meditation, we Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Open House Tuesdays: Basic Goodness—Art in Everyday Life

with Kirk Ferguson

December 28th

How does our mindset influence what we create? Can we create something healthy and fresh while thinking of ourselves as lacking or inadequate? How does our way of being in the world change when we think of ourselves as being basically good? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Discover the Power of Meditation

with Wanda Davies

January 2nd—February 6th (2022)

Discover the Power of Meditation Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha

January 2nd—February 6th (2022)

Join us in person or online for this six-week class. Registration is through Shambhala Online (see details) Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/2/22

with Tom Mccann

January 2nd (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

The Shambhala Dignities: Outrageous and Inscrutable (Hybrid)

with Shastri David Stone & Fred Schwieg

January 7th—January 9th (2022)

The four Shambhala Dignities represent sacred qualities of the awakened warrior. This part of the series focuses on Outrageous and Inscrutable. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

with Paul Libersher

January 8th (2022)

Introductory course, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Southeast Regional Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I - The Art of Being Human Held online

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 8th—January 9th (2022)

Level I: The Art of Being Human is the first in a series of five weekend retreats. These retreats are taken in sequence. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human (In-person)

January 8th—January 9th (2022)

This program captures the heart of Shambhala—the view that human beings are fundamentally good and awake and that this capacity can be cultivated and strengthened through meditation, reflection and personal conduct. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Reconnect with Your Mind, Emotions, and Body --with Melissa Fray ONLINE

January 8th—January 22nd (2022)

Learn somatically intelligent movements which act to gently interrupt unconscious repetitive patterns/habits allowing the individual to change from within. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/9

with Tom Mccann

January 9th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate (Online)

with Barb Cromer

January 12th (2022)

Are you interested in learning about meditation or looking for a refresher? This ONLINE course is or you. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training, Level 5: Open Sky - Offered by Shambhala Online

with Gaylon Ferguson

January 14th—January 16th (2022)

Level V: Open Sky is offered by Shambhalaonline.com. Prerequisite: Level IV, Awakened Heart Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online (INTRODUCTION)

with Ann Shillinglaw

January 15th (2022)

Please join us for this free info session, Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/16

with Tom Mccann

January 16th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online (8 WEEK PROGRAM)

with Ann Shillinglaw

January 19th—March 9th (2022)

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program is an 8-week course designed to help participants improve the quality of their lives as they work with various types of stress. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/23

with Tom Mccann

January 23rd (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meditation in Everyday Life - In Person

with Barbara Wolkowitz

January 29th (2022)

Are you finding it difficult to begin a meditation program or maintain a regular practice? This one-day workshop may help you develop friendship with your mind, skill in how to work with speed and difficulty, and a sense of humor. In person. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/30

with Tom Mccann

January 30th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sacred Path of the Warrior 2/6

with Tom Mccann

February 6th (2022)

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Dyathun - Weekend Meditation Retreat

February 12th—February 13th (2022)

A chance to deepen your practice via 2 days of sitting and walking meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Open Heart, Vajra Mind ONLINE

with Ann Tyndall

March 16th—May 4th (2022)

An Overview of Vajra Buddhism Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Ann Tyndall

March 18th—March 20th (2022)

This weekend program focuses on deepening the meditation practice through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Continue »