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Shambhala 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. Learn to meditate and develop mindfulness awareness by attending any of our open houses or introductory classes.

Featured Programs

Birth of the Warrior (Level 2)

with Steven Shippee & Shastri Marita McLaughlin

November 21st—November 23rd

This is the 2nd course in the Shambhala Training series. Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. Continue »

Thanksgiving Day Meditation & Pot Luck Dinner

November 27th

Celebrate Thanksgiving With Us! Everyone is welcome to our Thanksgiving Day event! On Thursday, November 27th, Shambhala Chicago will host sitting meditation from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meditation instruction will be available. Continue »

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    Working with Retreat by Jon Feller

    What is a retreat and why would anyone want to do one? The first summer after I joined Shambhala I decided to go on a week-long meditation retreat at the Shambhala land center in Vermont, Karme Chöling. After all, Chögyam Trungpa encouraged his students to do a dathün, a four-week long shamatha meditation retreat, as … Continue