All Shambhala Chicago locations will be closed for open sitting from December 24 to December 26.

Word of the Week:

Karman.  The doctrine of action and its corresponding “ripening” or “fruition” (VIPĀKA), according to which virtuous deeds of body, speech, and mind produce happiness in the future (in this life or subsequent lives), while nonvirtuous deeds lead instead to suffering.

Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of the mind is calm and clear. It’s a practice that anyone can do. Mindfulness meditation is an ancient technique that is practiced worldwide.  We offer open houses, introductory and advanced meditation, Buddhist, arts and movement classes. 

    • We offer a path of study that allows you to genuinely and deeply train your mind

    • The fruitions of this path of study are long and well established.

      • Joy, Contentment, Fearlessness, Wisdom, Health,

      • Improved Clarity, Perception, Attitude, Response, Sense of Self,

    • The basis of this path is over 2500 years old

    • The path is most effective when taken on seriously

      • This means dedication, commitment and effort

      • This is similar to any significant endeavor like athletics ,arts, school, friendships, family, love or work.

Featured Programs


Winter Weekthün Retreat - ENTIRE WEEK

with Alice Dan & Jon Feller

December 26th—January 1st (2017)

Open to all. Spend a week in supported practice at this non-residential urban retreat. Continue »

Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies: Journey Without Goal

April 3rd—May 1st (2017)

Open to All. 5 Mondays, 7-9PM. Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

September 13th—October 11th (2017)

Open to all. This 5-week course provides a further exploration of mindfulness meditation, along with foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »