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

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Janet Hasz & Ira Abrams

March 27th—April 24th

This class explores the benefits of mindfulness meditation in working with the ups and downs of everyday life. Starting with the foundation of basic goodness, we can approach both positive and negative emotions with gentleness and fearlessness. Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Blessie Hornilla & John Harding

March 30th—April 27th

This is the 4th class in the Way of Shambhala weeknight series. Prerequisites apply. 5 Thursdays, 7-9PM. Continue »

Awakening the Warrior Within: A Youth Leadership Mindfulness Workshop

with Aarti Tejuja & Ben Durchslag

April 11th—May 16th

Based on the renowned Shambhala Warriorship Training program, this youth workshop series teaches essential skills for the TRUE self to survive in a world that seems to want us to hide our true experience of ourselves, to cover-up when we feel, and to meet Continue »


with Mark Brouwer

April 26th

Mark W. Brouwer’s Yoga is a historically influenced fusion of Iyengar traditions and ashtanga vinyasa alignment science. Poses are cued for safety and benefit the circulatory system. All ages and levels are welcome to join every Wednesday. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Practice

April 26th

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