Awaken Chicago Conference: April 29-May 1, 2016 



Join us for a FREE Mindfulness Meditation Open House
and let us help you get started!

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

The Shambhala Ball

February 13th

Ring in the start of the Lunar New Year in pomp and style! Dress to the nines and dance the night away. All are welcome! Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 21st

This day celebrates the enlightenment and life example of Milarepa. The celebration is a half day guru yoga practice, which includes chanting the Milarepa sadhana and reading the songs of the lineage fathers in The Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

Recent News

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    Speaking Up and Speaking Out

    On the third Friday evening of every month, the Chicago Shambhala center transforms from a peaceful meditation center to a throbbing hub of music and expression. Gone are the smartly dressed middle class adults, and in come teenagers in sweatpants, Nikes, and baseball caps. Gone are the white majority. There are mainly African Americans, Puerto … Continue