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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

Basic Goodness: Who Am I?

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

July 27th—August 24th

This is the first of the 3 courses in the Basic Goodness Series. All are welcomed. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Alice Dan

September 2nd

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

September 6th

The Shambhala Sadhana practice is the centerpiece of monthly community gatherings on, or near, each full moon. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Blessie Hornilla

September 8th—September 9th

In this 2 day workshop, students are introduced to the idea of basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment. The weekend includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors. Continue »

Mahayana and the Bodhisattva Path

with Larry Wolf

September 9th—September 10th

Having taken the Refuge Vow and entered onto the path of the dharma, we can expand and deepen our commitment by taking the Bodhisattva Vow. Continue »