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

Illuminating Basic Goodness II: Transforming Self and Society

with Shastri David Stone

January 13th—January 31st

How can we bring wakefulness into every part of our lives? How can we draw out the goodness of others? This course explores the Shambhala teachings on working with the various domains of our life—family, work, entertainment, and wealth. Continue »

Daoist Qigong Level 3

with Shastri David Stone

January 20th—January 21st

Open to current students of Daoist Qigong who have completed Level 2. Continue »

Werma Group Practice Day (Online Option)

January 20th

One of many community-driven retreats focusing solely on Werma practice. All who have received authorization to practice Werma Sadhana are welcome! Continue »

New Meditators Group

with Barbara Wolkowitz

January 26th

Looking to connect with other meditators? Join us for New Meditators Group on Friday evening. We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Continue »

Sacred Path: Windhorse

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Alice Dan

January 26th—January 28th

The Windhorse course is the 2nd in the series of Sacred Path levels. Continue »