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

Children's Day & Winter Solstice Celebration

with Rob Ley

December 15th

Join families and friends from across Chicago for a night of whimsy and wonder at our annual winter solstice celebration! Continue »

Governing Council Meeting

December 19th

Open to all Shambhala Chicago community members. Learn about center operations, governance, and the leadership path. Continue »

Year End Open Meditation Days

December 28th

As 2018 draws to a close, take some time for yourself, come meditate with us in our spacious Meditation Hall in the West Loop. Savor some stillness before the New Year! Continue »