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For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered Chicagoans the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation.

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

 

Featured Programs

Learn to Meditate in Edgewater

with Barbara Wolkowitz

January 21st

Ideal for beginners as well as for students who want to stabilize their practice, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Alice Dan

January 21st

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Breathe, Open, & Transform: Cultural Humility and Enlightened Society

with Jean Marie Robbins & Gretchen Neve

January 22nd - Date postponed or cancelled

With our shared humanity as basis, we resume our on-going conversation by reflecting on who we are now and from where we each have come. Join us for body-centered contemplation, small groups and discussion of our individual and shared cultural heritage. Continue »

Ambient Pema

January 22nd

Conceptual Artist Jason Brammer will creating an atmospheric soundscape with the use of the synthesizer and vocal arrangements to accompany the spoken word teachings of Pema Chodron. Continue »

Social Meditation: A Contemplative Exploration of Society and Community

with Ben Durchslag

January 25th

Social Meditation provides a vivid, experiential answer to the question "Why meditate?" This is what it means to "bring meditation into daily life." Integrating meditation with conversation about important topics in our lives, Continue »