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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

Path of Mindful Parenting and Family Life

with Rob Ley, Shastri Marita McLaughlin, Donna Mandel, Jill Spielfogel

February 10th—March 10th

This new series offers programming for parents that is separate from children’s mindfulness classes. Children’s classes are also included. Continue »

Community Gathering

February 17th

A community gathering to continue conversations concerning initiatives to address misconduct and harm in the Shambhala community. Continue »

Community Gathering - Online

February 20th

An online gathering to continue conversations concerning initiatives to address misconduct and harm in the Shambhala community. Continue »

Film Screening - A Plastic Ocean

February 22nd

A PLASTIC OCEAN follows journalist Craig Leeson, who discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. He uncovers the alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveals immediate solutions. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: The Warrior Awakes

with Barbara Wolkowitz

March 2nd—March 3rd

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 »