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Featured Programs

Fundraiser Concert - Robbie Fulks, Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen

July 29th

Come support the Chicago Shambhala West Loop center by celebrating with an evening of the music of popular singer-songwriters Robbie Fulks, Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life - Saturdays

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

July 30th—August 6th

This is the 3rd class in the Everyday Life series; all are welcome. This class emphasizes awareness of the environment and expanding the heart. It introduces the contemplation of the Four Immeasurables for arousing and strengthening compassion for self Continue »

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    Fearless Openness: My Enlightened Society Experience

    I’ve been to weekthüns and nyinthüns before, but I don’t think any previous practice intensive could have properly prepared me for the excitement, pain, joy, boredom, and direct openness of Enlightened Society Assembly (ESA) at Shambhala Mountain Center last month.  I have no idea how it can be summarized in even a few cogent paragraphs, … Continue